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Fly Toronto to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  7h 42m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) YYZ - ORD
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Dekalb

$163 - $258

Cheapest option

Train via Detroit  •  13h 47m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
  2. Take the train from Detroit to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Elburn

$116 - $222

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Shuttle to Buffalo, fly to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  9h 53m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto Airport to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) BUF - ORD
  3. Take the bus from Chicago to Dekalb

$223 - $428

Shuttle to Buffalo, fly to Chicago Midway, bus  •  9h 40m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto Airport to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BUF - MDW
  3. Take the bus from Chicago to Dekalb

$240 - $565

Fly Billy Bishop Toronto City to Chicago Midway, bus  •  7h 9m

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Chicago Midway (MDW) YTZ - MDW
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Dekalb

$156 - $246

Train, bus  •  16h 52m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
  2. Take the bus from Detroit to Chicago
  3. Take the bus from Chicago to Dekalb

$124 - $221

Train  •  20h

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
  2. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Elburn

$117 - $194

Drive  •  9h 52m

  1. Drive from Toronto to DeKalb 582.6 miles

$75 - $120

Toronto to DeKalb by train, car, walk and bus

The journey time between Toronto and DeKalb is around 27h 3m and covers a distance of around 576 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 26h 18m. Operated by VIA Rail, Amtrak, Metra and others, the Toronto to DeKalb service departs from Toronto Union Station and arrives in Locust & 2nd-WB. Typically 12 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
27h 3m
Fastest journey time:
26h 18m
Journey distance:
576 miles
Services per week:
12
Cheapest price:
$115
Carbon emissions:
50 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:40
Last service departs at:
17:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Toronto to DeKalb train, car, walk and bus schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in DeKalb is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in DeKalb is recommended.

The social distance requirement in DeKalb is 2 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Toronto to DeKalb is to drive which costs $95 - $140 and takes 9h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to DeKalb is to fly and bus which costs $190 - $310 and takes 7h 9m.

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The distance between Toronto and DeKalb is 492 miles. The road distance is 582.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Toronto to DeKalb without a car is to train and bus which takes 16h 52m and costs $150 - $280.

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It takes approximately 7h 42m to get from Toronto to DeKalb, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Toronto Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 49m.

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DeKalb is 1h behind Toronto. It is currently 12:32 AM in Toronto and 11:32 PM in DeKalb.

Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to DeKalb is 583 miles. It takes approximately 9h 52m to drive from Toronto to DeKalb.

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American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta and Air Canada offer flights from Toronto Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are eight+ hotels available in DeKalb. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to DeKalb.
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  • Distance: 492.2 miles
  • Duration: 7h 42m

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

You can take a train from Toronto to DeKalb via Windsor, Detroit, Chicago Union Station, Chicago OTC, Elburn, and Elburn Metra station-bus stop in around 13h 47m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$137 - $138
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$137 - $138
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $430
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare via Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare via Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $280
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $350
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $430
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$40 - $55
Business
$90 - $120
Economy
$65 - $75
EconomyPlus
$100 - $150
Train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$25 - $40
Business
$75 - $85
Economy
$47 - $50
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
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 Detroit to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from Buffalo Depew Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$120 - $180
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Elburn
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
Metra
Bus operators
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 Chicago to Dekalb
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Detroit to Chicago
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $90
Niagara Airbus

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The best way to get from Toronto to Toronto Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs $5 - $13.

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