There are 7 ways to get from Vancouver 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 Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) YVR - ORD

$191 - $523

6 alternative options

Fly Vancouver to Chicago Midway  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Chicago Midway (MDW) YVR - MDW

$215 - $509

Fly Seattle to Chicago Midway  •  10 h

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) SEA - MDW

$239 - $423

Fly Vancouver to South Bend, bus  •  10 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to South Bend (SBN) YVR - SBN
  2. Take the bus from South Bend, In to Chicago, Il

$300 - $1,536

Train  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak to Everett Amtrak Amtrak Cascades
  2. Take the train from Everett Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Empire Builder

$292 - $871

Bus  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, Bc to Seattle, Wa
  2. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Missoula, Mt
  3. Take the bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT 948
  4. Take the bus from Billings, MT to Minneapolis, MN 702 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il

$337 - $610

Drive  •  35 h

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Chicago 2248.1 miles

$290 - $430

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Chicago is to fly which costs $250 - $700 and takes 7 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Chicago is to fly which takes 7 h 1 min and costs $250 - $700.

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The distance between Vancouver and Chicago is 2853 km. The road distance is 3597 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 1 min to get from Vancouver to Chicago, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vancouver to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Vancouver, Bc and arriving at Chicago, Il via Seattle, Wa, Missoula, MT, Billings, MT, Hennepin Ave & 10th St N and Minneapolis, Mn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 3 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Vancouver to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak and arriving at Chicago Union Station Amtrak via Everett Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and Chicago, IL, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and four other airlines fly from Vancouver to Chicago every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vancouver to Chicago via Everett Amtrak in around 2 days 0 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago Midway via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago Midway via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Chicago Midway via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago Midway via Seattle, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,800
Flights from Vancouver to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,000
Flights from Vancouver to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $2,300
Flights from Vancouver to South Bend via Seattle, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,900
Flights from Vancouver to South Bend via Seattle, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to South Bend via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to South Bend via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
12 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare via Calgary
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Train operators
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak to Everett Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
Train from Everett Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
44 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$260 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$470 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $800
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from South Bend, In to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Vancouver, Bc to Seattle, Wa
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Seattle, Wa to Missoula, Mt
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Billings, MT to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
18 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$160 - $230
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com

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