There are 8 ways to get from Vancouver to Chicago by plane, shuttle, train, bus 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 2 min

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

$189 - $562

7 alternative options

Fly Vancouver to Chicago Midway  •  8 h 31 min

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

$219 - $561

Shuttle to Seattle, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Seattle, WA - SeaTac Airport, Main Terminal
  2. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) SEA - ORD

$189 - $398

Fly Vancouver to South Bend, train  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to South Bend (SBN) YVR - SBN
  2. Take the train from South Bend Airport to Van Buren St.

$328 - $1,622

Shuttle to Seattle, fly to Chicago Midway  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Seattle, WA - SeaTac Airport, Main Terminal
  2. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) SEA - MDW

$239 - $427

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

$310 - $599

Drive  •  35 h

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Chicago 2248.1 miles

$290 - $430

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

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

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare via Minneapolis
Avg. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare via Seattle
Avg. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare via Salt Lake City
Avg. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Avg. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Avg. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago Midway via Seattle, Minneapolis
Avg. Duration
9 h 46 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Seattle to Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Seattle to Chicago O'Hare via Minneapolis
Avg. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to South Bend via Minneapolis
Avg. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,800
Flights from Vancouver to South Bend via Detroit
Avg. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,000
Flights from Vancouver to South Bend via Seattle, Minneapolis
Avg. Duration
9 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,900
Flights from Vancouver to South Bend via Salt Lake City, Detroit
Avg. Duration
9 h 11 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $2,100
Flights from Vancouver to South Bend via Minneapolis, Detroit
Avg. Duration
9 h 11 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,000
Flights from Seattle to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Avg. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Seattle to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Avg. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago Midway via Seattle
Avg. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago Midway via Denver
Avg. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Seattle to Chicago Midway
Avg. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Chicago Midway via Denver
Avg. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Avg. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Chicago Midway via Kansas City
Avg. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare via Denver
Avg. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare via San Francisco
Avg. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $2,100
Flights from Vancouver to South Bend via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
9 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to South Bend via San Francisco, Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare via Calgary
Avg. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Avg. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare via Seattle
Avg. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Seattle to Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare via Calgary
Avg. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Seattle to Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Train operators
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from South Bend Airport to Van Buren St.
Avg. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
nictd.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak to Everett Amtrak
Avg. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
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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
Avg. Duration
44 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$260 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$470 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $800
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Bus operators
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Seattle, WA - SeaTac Airport, Main Terminal
Avg. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
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gotobus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA
Avg. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
boltbus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Seattle, WA to Missoula, MT
Avg. Duration
11 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
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Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Chicago, IL
Avg. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
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Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT
Avg. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Billings, MT to Minneapolis, MN
Avg. Duration
18 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$160 - $230
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Vancouver to Chicago?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Chicago?

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Chicago is to shuttle and fly which costs $340 and takes 10 h 1 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Vancouver to Chicago?

The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Chicago is to fly which takes 7 h 2 min and costs $340.

Is there a direct train between Vancouver and Chicago?

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.

Is there a direct bus between Vancouver and Chicago?

No, there is no direct bus from Vancouver to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Vancouver, BC and arriving at Chicago, IL via University St Stn & 3rd Av - Seneca Or University Street - Bay C, Seattle, WA, Missoula, MT, Billings, MT and Minneapolis, MN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 3 h.

How long does it take to get from Vancouver to Chicago?

It takes approximately 7 h 2 min to get from Vancouver to Chicago, including transfers.