Travel from Washington-D-C to Chicago

Train, bus or fly from Washington, D.C. to Chicago?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Washington to Chicago every 3 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Washington to Chicago once daily. Tickets cost $100 - $310 and the journey takes 17 h 40 min.

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How to get from Washington, D.C. to Chicago

ModeDurationPrice
From FARRAGUT WEST station subway to Reagan Washington airport, fly to Chicago Midway airport, then subway to Chicago.3 h 43 min$197
From FARRAGUT WEST station subway to Reagan Washington airport, fly to Chicago O'Hare airport, then subway to Chicago.4 h 4 min$158
From Columbia Rd Nw & 19Th St Nw line 42 bus to FARRAGUT WEST station, subway to Wiehle-Reston East Station, bus to Washington Dulles airport, fly to Chicago O'Hare airport, then subway to Chicago.5 h 6 min$197
From Georgia Ave Petworth Station subway to Greenbelt Metro Dr & Cherrywood La, bus to Baltimore airport, fly to Chicago Midway airport, then subway to Chicago.4 h 46 min$175
From Georgia Ave Petworth Station subway to Greenbelt Metro Dr & Cherrywood La, bus to Baltimore airport, fly to Chicago O'Hare airport, then subway to Chicago.5 h 14 min$156
From METRO CENTER station subway to Washington Union Station Amtrak then train to Chicago Union Station Amtrak.18 h 46 min$222
From 13Th St Nw & F St Nw bus to Washington D.C. then bus to Chicago, IL.20 h 57 min$154
From Washington drive to Chicago.11 h 35 min$83

How long does it take to get from Washington, D.C. to Chicago?

It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from Washington, D.C. to Chicago, including transfers.

Is there a direct bus between Washington, D.C. and Chicago?

No, there is no direct bus from Washington, D.C. to Chicago. However, there are services departing from 13Th St Nw & F St Nw and arriving at Chicago, IL via Washington D.C.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 57 min.

Operators from Washington, D.C. to Chicago

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Metro Washington DCMetro Washington DC
Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
DeltaDelta
Chicago Transit (CTA)Chicago Transit (CTA)
United AirlinesUnited Airlines
American AirlinesAmerican Airlines
MWAA+1(703) 417-8600MWAA
Frontier AirlinesFrontier Airlines
Air CanadaAir Canada
Spirit AirlinesSpirit Airlines
Amtrak+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak
Greyhound USA+1 214-849-8100Greyhound USA