There are 9 ways to get from Tampa 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 Tampa to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 14 min

  1. TPA - MDW

$106 - $758

8 alternative options

Fly Tampa to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 32 min

  1. TPA - ORD

$106 - $859

Bus to Sarasota/Bradenton, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  7 h 38 min

  1. SRQ - ORD

$227 - $587

Bus to Orlando, fly to Chicago Midway  •  6 h 10 min

  1. MCO - MDW

$166 - $668

Bus to Orlando, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 32 min

  1. MCO - ORD

$146 - $529

Bus Megabus  •  23 h 27 min

  1. Atlanta route

$217 - $247

Bus Greyhound USA  •  34 h 5 min

  1. 3730 / ...
  2. 1162

$138 - $357

Train  •  39 h 51 min

  1. Silver Star
  2. Capitol Limited

$237 - $703

Drive  •  19 h 19 min

  1. 1178.1 miles

$110 - $170

What companies run services between Tampa, FL, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Tampa to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tampa to Chicago via Atlanta, GA, Doraville Station, Civic Center Station, and Marta Civic Center Station - Nb in around 23 h 27 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Tampa to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Tampa to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Tampa to Chicago Midway via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Tampa to Chicago Midway via Memphis
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Tampa to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Tampa to Chicago Midway via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Tampa to Chicago Midway via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Orlando to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Orlando to Chicago Midway via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Tampa to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Tampa to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $2,100
Flights from Sarasota/Bradenton to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Sarasota/Bradenton to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Orlando to Chicago O'Hare via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Tampa to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,000
Flights from Tampa to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,000
Flights from Sarasota/Bradenton to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Flights from Orlando to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Tampa to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,000
Flights from Sarasota/Bradenton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Flights from Orlando to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,100
Flights from Orlando to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Tampa to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,700
Flights from Orlando to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Orlando to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Tampa Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $400
Room
$500 - $750
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Tampa, Fl to Sarasota, Fl
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29
Bus from Tampa, Fl to Tallahassee, Fl
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
27 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $190
Flexible
$220 - $290
The Florida Express Bus
Phone
407-442-2810
Website
busticketreservations.com
Bus from Tampa, FL - McDonalds to Orlando, FL - McDonalds
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
busticketreservations.com
Book at
busticketreservations.com
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Tampa, FL to Atlanta, GA
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
Megabus

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Tampa and Chicago is 1618 km. The road distance is 1885 km.

The cheapest way to get from Tampa to Chicago is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 19 h 19 min.

The quickest way to get from Tampa to Chicago is to fly which takes 5 h 14 min and costs $100 - $800.

No, there is no direct train from Tampa to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Tampa Amtrak and arriving at Chicago Union Station Amtrak via Washington Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 51 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Tampa to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Tampa, Fl and arriving at Chicago, Il via Tallahassee, Fl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 5 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Tampa to Chicago, including transfers.