There are 8 ways to get from Vancouver to Chicago by plane, 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.

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Fly Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare  •  7 h 10 min

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

$191 - $523

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Train to Seattle, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Seattle King Street Station
  2. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) SEA - ORD

$180 - $422

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Fly Vancouver to Chicago Midway  •  9 h

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

$215 - $509

Train to Seattle, fly to Chicago Midway  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Seattle King Street Station
  2. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) SEA - MDW

$230 - $451

Fly Vancouver to South Bend, bus  •  11 h 1 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 to Everett Amtrak Amtrak Cascades
  2. Take the train from Everett Amtrak to Chicago Union Station 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

$335 - $606

Drive  •  35 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Chicago 2250.7 miles

$290 - $440

Questions & Answers

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 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 station to Chicago station. However, there are services departing from Vancouver Pacific Central Station and arriving at Chicago Union Station via Everett Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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The distance between Vancouver and Chicago is 2853 km. The road distance is 3601.1 km.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Chicago without a car is to train which takes 2 days 0 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to get from Vancouver to Chicago, including transfers.

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Vancouver to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Vancouver, Bc station.

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Vancouver to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Vancouver Pacific Central Station.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Chicago is to fly which takes 7 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 days 0 h, you could also bus, which costs and takes 2 days 3 h.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 57 min.

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Vancouver to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Chicago, Il station.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 1783 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 10 min

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

United Airlines, Air Canada and three 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
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago Midway via Seattle, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Seattle to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Seattle to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
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 Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,800
Flights from Vancouver to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $2,300
Flights from Vancouver to South Bend via Seattle, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,900
Flights from Vancouver to South Bend via Seattle, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to South Bend via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to South Bend via San Francisco, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11 h 1 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago Midway via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Seattle to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Chicago Midway via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Chicago Midway via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Seattle to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Vancouver to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to South Bend via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
12 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,900
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station 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
Ave. Duration
44 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice 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.

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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
Every 30 minutes
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
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Billings, MT to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
18 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$160 - $230
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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Vancouver to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to Chicago is 3601 km. It takes approximately 35 h 6 min to drive from Vancouver to Chicago.

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American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta and two other airlines offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 25 min and costs .

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