You can get from Chicago to Los Angeles by train, bus or flight.
To get from Chicago to Los Angeles on Dec 05 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||1737 miles (2801 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, ferry, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$178 - $378|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $178 (€168) • 48 h 50 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $378 (€357) • 4 h 15 min|
|Popular travel companies||Greyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak|
Travel 1737 miles (2801 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Chicago to Los Angeles. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $178 (€168). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Greyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Chicago to Los Angeles.
There are 4 ways that you can travel between Chicago and Los Angeles. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.
The cheapest way to travel between Chicago and Los Angeles is by taking a bus with an average price of $178 (€168).
This is compared to other travel options to Los Angeles:
Taking a bus is usually $200 (€189) less than taking a flight to Los Angeles, which costs on average $378 (€357) for the same trip.
Taking a bus is about $28 (€26) less than taking a train, which costs on average $206 (€195) for this route.
The fastest way to get to Los Angeles from Chicago is by flight with an average travel time of 4 h 15 min.
Other travel options to Los Angeles can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to Los Angeles by bus can take on average 48 h 50 min.
In comparison, going by train can take 43 h 10 min on average.
The distance is approximately 1737 miles (2801 km) from Chicago to Los Angeles.
The average frequency per day from Chicago to Los Angeles is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Chicago and Los Angeles as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Chicago to Los Angeles, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct routes from Chicago to Los Angeles with the following travel companies:
Direct services to Los Angeles 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.
Before traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Chicago to Los Angeles tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
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