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Travel Information to Chicago from Boston

distanceDistance848 miles (1367 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$80 - $195
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $80 (€64) • 2 h 33 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $80 (€64) • 2 h 33 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 848 miles (1367 km) between Boston and Chicago. 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 $80 (€64). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Greyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Boston to Chicago.

Travel Tips

Travel from Boston to Chicago
Travel to Chicago 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 Boston to Chicago.
How do I travel from Boston to Chicago?

There are 3 travel options from Boston to Chicago: bus, flight or train.

What is the distance between Boston and Chicago?

You should expect to travel around 848 miles (1367 km) between Boston and Chicago.

What are the departure and arrival points in Boston and in Chicago?

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

    Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Boston to Chicago?

    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:

    • Travel with Greyhound for buses to Chicago. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Greyhound Boston to Chicago tickets on Omio for $195 (€156).
    • Spirit Airlines can get you to Chicago by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Spirit Airlines from Boston to Chicago for $80 (€64) on Omio.
    • Amtrak can get you to Chicago by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Amtrak from Boston to Chicago for $129 (€103) on Omio.
    Where else should I travel to after my journey from Boston to Chicago ends?
    Your trip from Boston to Chicago doesn't have to end in Chicago. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like New York City, London or Paris. If you’d like to add New York City, London or Paris to your Boston to Chicago tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Chicago today!
    How early should I book tickets between Boston and Chicago online for the best deals?

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

    • Bus tickets cost on average $195 (€156) one way.
    • Plane tickets cost $80 (€64) one way on average.
    • Train tickets are costing $129 (€103) 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.

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

    The cheapest way to travel to Chicago from Boston is by taking a flight with an average price of $80 (€64).

    This is compared to other travel options to Chicago:

    Taking a flight is usually $115 (€92) less than taking a bus to Chicago, which costs on average $195 (€156) for the same trip.

    A flight is generally $49 (€39) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $129 (€103) from Boston to Chicago.

    What is the quickest way from Boston to Chicago?

    The quickest way to travel from Boston to Chicago is by flight, which takes on average 2 h 33 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

    In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 56 h 45 min   of travel time.

    In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 22 h.

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