How to travel from Chicago, IL to New York, NY

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Travel Information between Chicago, IL and New York, NY

distanceDistance710 miles (1145 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$126 - $170
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $126 (€109) • 21 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $163 (€141) • 2 h 2 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, American Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 710 miles (1145 km) by train, bus or flight to New York, NY from Chicago, IL. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Greyhound, American Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Chicago, IL to New York, NY.

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from Chicago, IL to New York, NY

How to get from Chicago, IL to New York, NY by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
flight

The best way to travel from Chicago, IL to New York, NY is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Spirit Airlines
12:24PM2h15
O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD)
03:39PMNewark Liberty International Airport, NJ (EWR)
$1771One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Amtrak
09:30PM20h12
Union Station, Chicago, IL
06:42PMPenn Station, New York, NY
$1481One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
United
07:00AM2h14
O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD)
10:14AMLaGuardia Airport, NY (LGA)
$3281One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Amtrak
09:30PM20h35
Union Station, Chicago, IL
07:05PMPenn Station, New York, NY
$2961One-way
1 transfer
Amtrak
09:30PM22h46
Union Station, Chicago, IL
09:16PMPenn Station, New York, NY
$3221One-way
1 transfer
Amtrak
09:30PM22h46
Union Station, Chicago, IL
09:16PMPenn Station, New York, NY
$3401One-way
1 transfer
Greyhound
04:30PM19h15
Chicago, IL
12:45PMNew York, NY
$1661One-way
2 transfers
Greyhound
04:30PM20h00
Chicago, IL
01:30PMNew York, NY
$1681One-way
3 transfers
Greyhound
04:30PM21h35
Chicago, IL
03:05PMNew York, NY
$1681One-way
3 transfers
Spirit Airlines
11:13AM2h16
O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD)
02:29PMLaGuardia Airport, NY (LGA)
$2341One-way
0 transfers
Spirit Airlines
05:11PM2h18
O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD)
08:29PMLaGuardia Airport, NY (LGA)
$2341One-way
0 transfers
Spirit Airlines
06:46PM13h17
O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD)
09:03AMNewark Liberty International Airport, NJ (EWR)
$2171One-way
1 transfer

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You can travel by travel to New York from Chicago with Amtrak, FlixBus 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 New York from Chicago, 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 from Chicago to New York.

        FAQs: Travel from Chicago, IL to New York, NY

        FAQs: Travel to New York, NY 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 Chicago, IL to New York, NY.
        FAQs

        There are 3 travel options from Chicago, IL to New York, NY: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to go to New York, NY from Chicago, IL is by taking a bus, which costs on average $126 (€109).

        This is compared to other ways of getting from Chicago, IL to New York, NY:

        A bus is $37 (€32) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Chicago, IL to New York, NY costing on average $163 (€141).

        Taking a bus costs $44 (€38) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $170 (€146).

        The quickest way to travel to New York, NY from Chicago, IL is by flight, which takes on average 2 h 2 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

        Taking a bus requires on average 21 h 45 min of travel time.

        Train takes 20 h 12 min on average.

        The Chicago, IL to New York, NY distance is around 710 miles (1145 km).

        The average frequency per day from Chicago, IL to New York, NY is:

        • 2 trains per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to New York, NY from 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 from Chicago, IL to New York, NY:

          Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Chicago, IL to New York, NY:

          • You can go to New York, NY from Chicago, IL by bus with Greyhound or FlixBus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $126 (€109) with FlixBus from Chicago, IL to New York, NY on Omio.
          • You can go to New York, NY from Chicago, IL by plane with American Airlines, United, Spirit Airlines, Republic Airlines, JetBlue Airways or Sky West Airlines. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $137 (€118) with American Airlines from Chicago, IL to New York, NY on Omio.
          • You can take a train from Chicago, IL to New York, NY with Amtrak. Cheap tickets can be found for $170 (€146) with Amtrak from Chicago, IL to New York, NY.

          Yes, there are direct services available from Chicago, IL to New York, NY with the following travel companies:

          • Direct trains with Amtrak with 1 direct train per day.

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

          Your trip from Chicago, IL to New York, NY doesn't have to end in New York, NY. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Washington, DC, Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA, Atlantic City, NJ or Niagara Falls, NY. If you’d like to add Washington, DC, Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA, Atlantic City, NJ or Niagara Falls, NY to your Chicago, IL to New York, NY tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from New York, NY today!
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