How to get from Boston to Chicago by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Boston to Chicago is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||848 miles (1367 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or flight|
|Ticket price range||$87 - $175|
|Cheapest mode||Flight • $87 (€77) • 10 h 16 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $87 (€77) • 10 h 16 min|
|Popular travel companies||Greyhound or Spirit Airlines|
Travel 848 miles (1367 km) by bus or flight from Boston to Chicago. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 10 h 16 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $87 (€77). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Greyhound or Spirit Airlines among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Boston to Chicago.
You can travel by train, bus or flight for as low as $51 (€46). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
Amtrak is the main travel company in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak travel running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by travel across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next travel journey between Boston and Chicago.
American Airlines is one of the leading airlines in the USA and the world; they offer Main Cabin, Business and First Class tickets for your travel between Boston and Chicago.
There are 2 travel options from Boston to Chicago: bus or flight.
The cheapest way to go to Chicago from Boston is by taking a flight, which costs on average $87 (€77).
This is compared to other ways of getting from Boston to Chicago:
A flight is $88 (€79) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Boston to Chicago costing on average $175 (€156).
The quickest way to travel between Boston and Chicago is by flight, which takes on average 10 h 16 min compared to other travel options that take longer:
Taking a bus requires on average 25 h 45 min of travel time.
Chicago is approximately 848 miles (1367 km) away from Boston.
The average frequency per day from Boston to Chicago is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Boston to Chicago as scheduled services by bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Boston to Chicago:
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