There are 7 ways to get from State College to Chicago by plane, bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Fly from State College (SCE) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) SCE - ORD

$256 - $392

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from State College, PA to Pittsburgh, PA Via State College
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Chicago, Il 1607

$66 - $157

5 alternative options

Fly to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Fly from State College (SCE) to Chicago Midway (MDW) SCE - MDW

$166 - $821

Bus, train via State College, PA  •  14 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from State College, PA to Pittsburgh, PA Via State College
  2. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Capitol Limited

$91 - $237

Bus, train  •  15 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from State College, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa 4691 / ...
  2. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Capitol Limited

$97 - $275

Bus Barons Bus  •  21 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from State College, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Akron, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Akron, OH to Chicago, IL

$74 - $170

Drive  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Drive from State College to Chicago 569.1 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from State College to Chicago is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from State College to Chicago is to fly which costs $250 - $400 and takes 2 h 53 min.

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The distance between State College and Chicago is 515 miles. The road distance is 569.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from State College to Chicago, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from State College to Chicago. However, there are services departing from E. College Ave At S. Allen Street and arriving at Chicago, Il via State College, PA and Pittsburgh, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 53 min.

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What companies run services between State College, PA, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from State College to Chicago every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from State College to Chicago via North Atherton Place At Mcdonalds, State College, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Pittsburgh, Pa in around 15 h 53 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from State College to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $850
Flights from State College to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from State College to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from State College to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from State College to Chicago Midway via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from State College to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $440
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from State College, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Akron, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from State College, PA to Pittsburgh, PA
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
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fullingtontours.com
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