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There are 8 ways to get from Toronto to Illinois by plane, shuttle, bus, train or car

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Fly Billy Bishop Toronto City to Chicago Midway

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Chicago Midway (MDW)

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Train

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

Shuttle to Buffalo, fly to Chicago Midway

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

Fly Toronto to Chicago O'Hare, line 600 bus, line 554 bus

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD)
  2. Take the line 600 bus from Rosemont CTA Station to Northwest Transportation Center
  3. Take the line 554 bus from Northwest Transportation Center to Golf Rd & Roselle Rd

Shuttle to Buffalo, fly to Chicago O'Hare

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

Bus to Rochester, fly to Chicago O'Hare

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

Train via Detroit

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Toronto to Chicago

Toronto to Illinois by train and car

The journey time between Toronto and Illinois is around 14h 47m and covers a distance of around 515 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 58m. The fastest journey normally takes 12h 24m. Operated by VIA Rail, Amtrak and Metra, the Toronto to Illinois service departs from Toronto Union Station and arrives in Halsted Street. Typically 10 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
9h 49m
Layover time:
4h 58m
Total time:
14h 47m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
12h 24m
Journey distance:
515 miles
Services per week:
10
Cheapest price:
$109
Carbon emissions:
42 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
12:15
Last service departs at:
19:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Toronto to Illinois train and car schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Illinois is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 8h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Illinois is to fly which costs $160 - $240 and takes 4h 16m.

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It is 576 miles from Toronto to Illinois. It is approximately 521.4 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Illinois without a car is to train which takes 16h 32m and costs $130 - $230.

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It takes approximately 4h 16m to get from Toronto to Illinois, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Illinois is to fly which takes 4h 16m and costs $160 - $240. Alternatively, you can train via Detroit, which costs $130 - $270 and takes 11h 16m.

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The quickest flight from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 47m.

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Illinois is 1h behind Toronto. It is currently 1:19 PM in Toronto and 12:19 PM in Illinois.

Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Illinois is 521 miles. It takes approximately 8h 46m to drive from Toronto to Illinois.

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Porter Airlines offers flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Illinois.
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  • Distance: 575.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 16m

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

Porter Airlines flies from Toronto to Chicago twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Toronto to Chicago via Windsor, Detroit, and Chicago Union Station in around 11h 16m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $480
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $300
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $330
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $320
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $370
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $370
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $360
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare via Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $360
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare via Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $360
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
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
$70 - $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 2 hours
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Niagara Airbus
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Rosemont CTA Station to Northwest Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Northwest Transportation Center to Golf Rd & Roselle Rd
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
pacebus.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Toronto, ON to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com

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