How to travel from Cleveland, OH to Chicago

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from Cleveland, OH to Chicago

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

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To get from Cleveland, OH to Chicago on May 18 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:20AMHopkins International Airport, OH1h31 08:51AMO'Hare International Airport, IL
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1751One-way
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02:59AMCleveland Amtrak6h46 08:45AMUnion Station
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1161One-way
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05:58PMHopkins International Airport, OH1h31 06:29PMO'Hare International Airport, IL
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1751One-way
06:29AMHopkins International Airport, OH1h32 07:01AMO'Hare International Airport, IL
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1951One-way
12:05PMHopkins International Airport, OH1h39 12:44PMO'Hare International Airport, IL
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2581One-way

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Travel Information between Cleveland, OH and Chicago

distanceDistance307 miles (495 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$47 - $68
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $47 (€42) • 7 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $68 (€61) • 1 h 28 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, United or Amtrak

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 307 miles (495 km) to Chicago from Cleveland, OH. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 28 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $47 (€42). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Greyhound, United or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cleveland, OH to Chicago.

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You can travel from Cleveland, OH to Chicago 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Chicago from Cleveland, OH is by taking a bus, which costs on average $47 (€42).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Chicago:

A bus is generally $21 (€19) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $68 (€61) from Cleveland, OH to Chicago.

A bus is generally $3 (€3) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $50 (€45) from Cleveland, OH to Chicago.

The quickest way to travel from Cleveland, OH to Chicago is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 28 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 7 h 10 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 6 h 46 min   of travel time.

The distance from Cleveland, OH to Chicago is approximately 307 miles (495 km).

The average frequency per day from Cleveland, OH to Chicago is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Chicago from Cleveland, OH as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cleveland, OH to Chicago:

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cleveland, OH 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 Cleveland, OH to Chicago for $47 (€42).
    • Travel with United for flights to Chicago. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for United Cleveland, OH to Chicago tickets on Omio for $68 (€61).
    • Travel with Amtrak to go to Chicago by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Amtrak Cleveland, OH to Chicago tickets on Omio for $50 (€45).
    Omio customers who travel from Cleveland, OH 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 planning your trip from Cleveland, OH to Chicago, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Bus tickets cost on average $47 (€42) one way.
    • Plane tickets are costing on average $68 (€61) one way.
    • Train tickets are costing $50 (€45) one way on average.

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

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