How to travel from Denver to Chicago

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Travel Information to Chicago from Denver

distanceDistance915 miles (1475 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$115 - $244
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $115 (€111) • 25 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $244 (€234) • 2 h 24 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, United or Amtrak

Travel 915 miles (1475 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Denver and Chicago. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 24 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $115 (€111). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Greyhound, United or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Denver to Chicago.

Travel Tips: Travel from Denver to Chicago

Travel Tips: 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 Denver to Chicago.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Denver and Chicago. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Chicago from Denver is by taking a bus, which costs on average $115 (€111).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Chicago:

A bus is $129 (€124) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Denver to Chicago costing on average $244 (€234).

Taking a bus is usually $93 (€89) less than taking a train to Chicago, which costs on average $208 (€200) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Denver to Chicago is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 24 min.

There are alternative travel options to Chicago that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 25 h 30 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 18 h 40 min   on average.

The distance is approximately 915 miles (1475 km) from Denver to Chicago.

The average frequency per day from Denver to Chicago is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • 1 train a day.

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

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

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Denver 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 Denver to Chicago tickets on Omio for $115 (€111).
    • Travel with United to go to Chicago by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find United Denver to Chicago tickets on Omio for $244 (€234).
    • Travel with Amtrak for trains to Chicago. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Amtrak Denver to Chicago tickets on Omio for $208 (€200).

    Yes, there are direct services available from Denver to Chicago with the following travel companies:

    • You can take a direct train with Amtrak with 1 direct train per day.

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

    Your trip from Denver 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 Denver to Chicago tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Chicago today!

    Before traveling from Denver to Chicago, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A bus ticket costs $115 (€111) one way on average for this trip.
    • A plane ticket costs $244 (€234) one way on average for this journey.
    • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $208 (€200) one way.

    But we recommend booking Denver to Chicago 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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