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There are 5 ways to get from Waco to Chicago by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Waco to Chicago O'Hare  •  5h 35m

  1. Fly from Waco (ACT) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) ACT - ORD

$116 - $443

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Bus, train  •  26h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Waco, Tx to Ft Worth, Tx 9308 / ...
  2. Take the train from Fort Worth Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Texas Eagle

$115 - $172

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Bus to Dallas, fly to Chicago Midway  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Waco, Tx to Dallas, Tx
  2. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) DAL - MDW

$154 - $392

Bus  •  24h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Waco, Tx to Dallas, Tx 898 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Chicago, Il 1500

$116 - $162

Drive  •  16h 56m

  1. Drive from Waco to Chicago 1026.4 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Waco to Chicago is to drive which costs $100 - $150 and takes 16h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Waco to Chicago is to fly which costs $110 - $450 and takes 5h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Waco to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Waco, Tx and arriving at Chicago, Il via Dallas, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 15m.

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The distance between Waco and Chicago is 891 miles. The road distance is 1026.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Waco to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 24h 15m and costs $110 - $170.

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It takes approximately 5h 35m to get from Waco to Chicago, including transfers.

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Waco to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Waco, Tx station.

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The best way to get from Waco to Chicago is to fly which takes 5h 35m and costs $110 - $450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $170 and takes 24h 15m.

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There is no direct flight from Waco Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 36m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Waco to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 891.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 35m

What companies run services between Waco, TX, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

American Airlines flies from Waco to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Waco to Chicago via Dallas, Tx in around 24h 15m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Dallas to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dallas to Chicago Midway via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dallas to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dallas to Chicago Midway via Oklahoma City
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dallas to Chicago Midway via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Dallas to Chicago Midway via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Waco to Chicago O'Hare via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Waco to Chicago O'Hare via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Waco to Chicago O'Hare via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Columbus
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Waco to Chicago O'Hare via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Omaha
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Waco to Chicago O'Hare via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Fayetteville
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Waco to Chicago O'Hare via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Kansas City
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Waco to Chicago O'Hare via Dallas/Ft.Worth, San Antonio
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Waco to Chicago O'Hare via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Huntsville
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Waco to Chicago O'Hare via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Memphis
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Waco to Chicago O'Hare via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Covington
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Waco to Chicago O'Hare via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fort Worth Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
23h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $310
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 Waco, Tx to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $220
Bus from Waco, Tx to Ft Worth, Tx
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$30 - $50

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Yes, the driving distance between Waco to Chicago is 1026 miles. It takes approximately 16h 56m to drive from Waco to Chicago.

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American Airlines offers flights from Waco Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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Book your Waco to Chicago bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 889+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $101 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Waco to Waco Airport is to taxi which takes 12m and costs $23 - $29.

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