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There are 12 ways to get from South Carolina to Great Lakes by plane, train, taxi, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Greenville/Spartanburg to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  5h 13m

  1. Fly from Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) GSP - ORD
  2. Take the train from Clybourn to Great Lakes

$184 - $605

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Bus, train  •  25h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Florence, SC to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Chicago Amtrak, Il
  3. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Great Lakes

$115 - $244

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Taxi to Asheville, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6h 2m

  1. Take a taxi from Greenville to Asheville
  2. Fly from Asheville (AVL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) AVL - ORD
  3. Take the train from Clybourn to Great Lakes

$287 - $497

Fly Columbia to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6h 46m

  1. Fly from Columbia (CAE) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CAE - ORD
  2. Take the train from Clybourn to Great Lakes

$220 - $564

Fly Charleston to Chicago Midway, train  •  7h

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Chicago Midway (MDW) CHS - MDW
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Great Lakes

$183 - $619

Bus to Charlotte, fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the bus from White Street Park and Ride to Johnson & Wales Way & 4th St
  2. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Chicago Midway (MDW) CLT - MDW
  3. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Great Lakes

$177 - $464

Bus to Charlotte, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the bus from White Street Park and Ride to Johnson & Wales Way & 4th St
  2. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CLT - ORD
  3. Take the train from Clybourn to Great Lakes

$146 - $374

Fly Charleston to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  7h 28m

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CHS - ORD
  2. Take the train from Clybourn to Great Lakes

$152 - $489

Bus Megabus, train  •  26h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Sc to Savannah, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Savannah, Ga to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Chicago
  4. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Great Lakes

$124 - $223

Train  •  28h 34m

  1. Take the train from Florence Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Great Lakes

$173 - $492

Train via Alexandria Amtrak Station  •  34h

  1. Take the train from Florence Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Great Lakes

$192 - $529

Drive  •  15h 30m

  1. Drive from Florence to Great Lakes 917.5 miles

$90 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from South Carolina to Great Lakes is to drive which costs $90 - $130 and takes 15h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from South Carolina to Great Lakes is to fly and train which costs $180 - $650 and takes 5h 13m.

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No, there is no direct train from South Carolina station to Great Lakes. However, there are services departing from Florence Amtrak Station and arriving at Great Lakes via Washington Union Station and Chicago OTC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 34m.

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The distance between South Carolina and Great Lakes is 723 miles. The road distance is 917.5 miles.

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The best way to get from South Carolina to Great Lakes without a car is to bus and train which takes 25h 32m and costs $110 - $250.

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It takes approximately 5h 13m to get from South Carolina to Great Lakes, including transfers.

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South Carolina to Great Lakes train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Florence Amtrak Station.

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The quickest flight from Greenville/Spartanburg Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 7m.

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Great Lakes is 1h behind South Carolina. It is currently 12:53 AM in South Carolina and 11:53 PM in Great Lakes.

South Carolina to Great Lakes train services, operated by Metra, arrive at Great Lakes station.

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Map of how to get from South Carolina to Great Lakes.
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  • Distance: 722.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 13m

What companies run services between South Carolina, USA and Great Lakes, IL, USA?

You can take a train from Florence to Great Lakes via Washington Union Station, Chicago Union Station, and Chicago OTC in around 28h 34m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Asheville to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Columbia to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Charlotte to Chicago O'Hare via Covington
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Charlotte to Chicago O'Hare via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Charlotte to Chicago O'Hare via Wilmington
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Charlotte to Chicago O'Hare via Augusta
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Charlotte to Chicago O'Hare via Louisville
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Charleston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Charleston to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Charleston to Chicago O'Hare via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Asheville to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Asheville to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Columbia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from Columbia to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from Charlotte to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Charleston to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Charleston to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Asheville to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Columbia to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Charleston to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Charlotte to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Charleston to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Charleston to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Flights from Charleston to Chicago Midway via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Flights from Charleston to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Flights from Charlotte to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Chicago Midway via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Clybourn to Great Lakes
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Great Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Florence Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
8h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Florence Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $170
Room
$280 - $390
Train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
23h 41m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$490 - $700
Bus operators
Charlotte Area Transit System
Phone
+1 704-336-7433
Email
telltransit@charlottenc.gov
Website
charlottenc.gov
Bus from White Street Park and Ride to Johnson & Wales Way & 4th St
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
charlottenc.gov
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180
Bus from Florence, Sc to Savannah, Ga
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Savannah, Ga to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $70
Other operators
Taxi from Greenville to Asheville
Ave. Duration
59m
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Yellow Cab Greenville
Phone
+1 864-233-6666
Website
yellowcabgreenville.com
Corporate Taxi
Phone
+1 864-990-5556
Website
ataxi.co
Atlantis Taxi
Phone
+1 850-628-5670
Website
facebook.com

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Yes, the driving distance between South Carolina to Great Lakes is 918 miles. It takes approximately 15h 30m to drive from South Carolina to Great Lakes.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Greenville/Spartanburg Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 76+ hotels available in Great Lakes. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from South Carolina to Greenville/Spartanburg Airport is to taxi which takes 18m and costs $35 - $45.

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