There are 8 ways to get from Toronto 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 Toronto Island to Chicago Midway  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Toronto Island (YTZ) to Chicago Midway (MDW) YTZ - MDW

$104 - $366

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Bus  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, On to Chicago, Il 5515 / ...

$50 - $140

6 alternative options

Fly Toronto to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) YYZ - ORD

$106 - $364

Bus to Buffalo, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) BUF - ORD

$142 - $413

Bus to Buffalo, fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BUF - MDW

$152 - $442

Train via Detroit Amtrak  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Toronto to Windsor VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Wolverine

$91 - $256

Train  •  15 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Toronto to Buffalo VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

$104 - $306

Drive  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Toronto to Chicago 521.5 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Chicago is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 8 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Chicago is to fly which takes 4 h 39 min and costs $130 - $490.

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The distance between Toronto and Chicago is 701 km. The road distance is 834 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to get from Toronto to Chicago, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Toronto, On and arriving at Chicago, Il. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Toronto to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Toronto and arriving at Chicago Union Station Amtrak via Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 40 min.

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What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Chicago, IL, USA?

Porter Airlines flies from Toronto to Chicago every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Toronto to Chicago via Windsor and Detroit Amtrak in around 10 h 20 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Toronto Island to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $55
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$85 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $220
Train from Toronto to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $45
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
Bus operators
Megabus CA
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$14 - $21
Online Fare
$16 - $30
Standard Fare
$25 - $40
Refundable
$28 - $45
Bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
11 h 34 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$75 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Toronto, On to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $140

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