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from Boston to Chicago

You can get from Boston to Chicago by train, bus or flight.

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Travel Information between Boston and Chicago

distanceDistance848 miles (1367 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$68 - $210
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $68 (€57) • 2 h 33 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $68 (€57) • 2 h 33 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, American Airlines or Amtrak

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 848 miles (1367 km) to Chicago from Boston. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 33 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $68 (€57). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Greyhound, American Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Boston to Chicago.

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FAQs
How do I reach Chicago from Boston?

There are 3 ways to travel to Chicago from Boston including taking a bus, flight or train.

How do I get from Boston to Chicago the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Boston to Chicago is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $68 (€57) compared to other travel options to Chicago:

Taking a flight is usually $142 (€118) less than taking a bus to Chicago, which costs on average $210 (€175) for the same trip.

A flight is generally $31 (€26) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $100 (€83) from Boston to Chicago.

What is the quickest way to get from Boston to Chicago?

The fastest way to get to Chicago from Boston is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 33 min.

Other travel options to Chicago can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 33 h.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 22 h   of travel time.

How far is Chicago from Boston?

The distance from Boston to Chicago is approximately 848 miles (1367 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Boston to Chicago?

The average frequency per day from Boston to Chicago is:

  • 1 bus a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Boston and Chicago as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Boston to Chicago?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Boston to Chicago:

    Which travel operators can get me to Chicago from Boston?

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Boston to Chicago, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Greyhound can take you to Chicago by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Greyhound from Boston to Chicago for $210 (€175).
    • American Airlines can take you to Chicago by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for American Airlines from Boston to Chicago for $68 (€57).
    • Travel with Amtrak to go to Chicago by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Amtrak Boston to Chicago tickets on Omio for $100 (€83).
    What is another destination I should add to my tour from Boston to Chicago?
    Omio customers who travel from Boston to Chicago often also extend their vacation to go to New York City, London or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Chicago and these popular destinations at a great price.
    When should I book a ticket from Boston to Chicago online to score the best deals?

    When planning your trip from Boston to Chicago, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Bus tickets cost $210 (€175) one way on average.
    • Plane tickets cost $68 (€57) one way on average.
    • Train tickets cost $100 (€83) one way on average.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from Boston to Chicago online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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