How to travel from Baltimore, MD to Chicago, IL

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from Baltimore, MD to Chicago, IL

How to get from Baltimore, MD to Chicago, IL by train, bus or flight.

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bus

The best way to travel from Baltimore, MD to Chicago, IL is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Greyhound
11:50PM26h00
Baltimore, MD
01:50AMChicago, IL
$611One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Greyhound
11:50PM26h00
Baltimore, MD
01:50AMChicago, IL
$611One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Greyhound
01:30PM16h40
Baltimore, MD
06:10AMChicago, IL
$911One-way
0 transfers
Other options
FlixBus
10:30PM20h20
Baltimore, MD
06:50PMChicago, IL
$691One-way
0 transfers

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Travel Information from Baltimore, MD to Chicago, IL

distanceDistance603 miles (973 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$47 - $132
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $47 (€41) • 16 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $64 (€56) • 2 h 16 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 603 miles (973 km) between Baltimore, MD and Chicago, IL. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Greyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Baltimore, MD to Chicago, IL.

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You can travel by travel between Baltimore and Chicago with Amtrak, Greyhound and American Airlines. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Amtrak is a passenger train service based in the United States. It operates more than 300 trains daily including trains to Chicago from Baltimore, connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces. Amtrak offers a variety of train types, including the Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Keystone Service, and the Auto Train. The Acela Express is the fastest train, reaching speeds of up to 150 mph. The Northeast Regional is the most popular, offering frequent service between major cities in the Northeast. The Keystone Service is a regional service connecting Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Auto Train is a unique service that allows passengers to transport their cars along with them. Amtrak offers a variety of ticket types, including Saver, Value, Flexible, and Business Class. Saver tickets are the most affordable, while Business Class tickets offer the most amenities, such as complimentary meals and access to the Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge. Onboard facilities vary by train type, but all Amtrak trains offer comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. The most popular routes for Amtrak include the Northeast Corridor, which runs between Washington, D. C. And Boston, and the Pacific Surfliner, which runs between San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California. Other popular routes include the Capitol Corridor, which runs between San Jose and Sacramento, California, and the Empire Builder, which runs between Chicago and Seattle.

      United Airlines is one of the USA’s leading airline and operates domestic and international routes. Economy, Premium Economy and Business are the ticket fares that the airline offers for your next travel between Baltimore and Chicago.

        FAQs: Travel from Baltimore, MD to Chicago, IL

        FAQs: Travel to Chicago, IL easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Baltimore, MD to Chicago, IL.
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        There are 3 ways to get from Baltimore, MD to Chicago, IL: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to get from Baltimore, MD to Chicago, IL is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $47 (€41) compared to other travel options to Chicago, IL:

        Taking a bus costs $18 (€16) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $64 (€56).

        A bus is $86 (€75) less than a train with an average ticket price of $132 (€115) from Baltimore, MD to Chicago, IL.

        The fastest way from Baltimore, MD to Chicago, IL is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 16 min.

        There are alternative travel options to Chicago, IL that take longer:

        Getting to Chicago, IL by bus takes 16 h 40 min on average.

        Train takes on average 19 h 24 min.

        Chicago, IL is approximately 603 miles (973 km) away from Baltimore, MD.

        The average frequency per day from Baltimore, MD to Chicago, IL is:

        • 1 bus a day.
        • 1 train per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Baltimore, MD to Chicago, IL as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

        These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Baltimore, MD to Chicago, IL:

          The following travel companies offer services from Baltimore, MD to Chicago, IL:

          • Greyhound can get you to Chicago, IL by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Greyhound from Baltimore, MD to Chicago, IL for $47 (€41) on Omio.
          • Spirit Airlines, United or American Airlines can get you to Chicago, IL by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Spirit Airlines from Baltimore, MD to Chicago, IL for $64 (€56) on Omio.
          • Amtrak or Amtrak Acela can get you to Chicago, IL by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Amtrak from Baltimore, MD to Chicago, IL for $132 (€115) on Omio.

          Yes, there are direct routes from Baltimore, MD to Chicago, IL with the following travel companies:

          • You can check for a direct bus to Chicago, IL with Greyhound with 1 direct bus per day.
          • You can find 1 direct train per day to Chicago, IL with Amtrak.

          Direct services to Chicago, IL tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

          Many of our customers traveling from Baltimore, MD to Chicago, IL don't make Chicago, IL their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Chicago, IL are San Francisco, CA, Indianapolis, IN, New York, NY, Milwaukee, WI or Champaign, IL, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Chicago, IL to any of these top destinations today!

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