How to travel from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL

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Travel Information between Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL

distanceDistance1737 miles (2801 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$78 - $163
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $78 (€67) • 3 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $78 (€67) • 3 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 1737 miles (2801 km) to Chicago, IL from Los Angeles, CA. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Greyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL.

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from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL

How to get from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL by train, bus or flight.

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bus

The best way to travel from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Greyhound
07:50AM60h25
Los Angeles, CA
08:15PMChicago, IL
$4001One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Greyhound
07:50AM60h25
Los Angeles, CA
08:15PMChicago, IL
$4001One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Greyhound
07:50AM60h25
Los Angeles, CA
08:15PMChicago, IL
$4001One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Greyhound
07:30AM60h45
Los Angeles, CA
08:15PMChicago, IL
$4351One-way
0 transfers

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Find the best route to Chicago from Los Angeles with Omio's travel partners Amtrak, American Airlines and United! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.

Amtrak is a passenger train service based in the United States. It operates more than 300 trains daily including trains between Los Angeles and 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.

      American Airlines is one of the leading airlines in the USA and the world; they offer Main Cabin, Business and First Class tickets for your travel between Los Angeles and Chicago.

        FAQs: Travel from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL

        FAQs: Travel to Chicago, IL 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 Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL.
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        There are 3 travel options from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL is by taking a flight with average ticket prices of $78 (€67) compared to other travel options to Chicago, IL:

        A flight is $67 (€58) less than a bus with an average ticket price of $145 (€125) from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL.

        A flight is $85 (€73) less than a train with an average ticket price of $163 (€140) from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL.

        The fastest way from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL is by flight with an average journey time of 3 h 55 min.

        There are alternative travel options to Chicago, IL that take longer:

        Taking a bus requires on average 43 h 20 min of travel time.

        Train takes 42 h 55 min on average.

        You should expect to travel around 1737 miles (2801 km) between Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL.

        The average frequency per day from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL is:

        • 1 bus per day.
        • 1 train a day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Chicago, IL from Los Angeles, CA 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 Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL:

          The following travel companies offer services from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL:

          • Travel with Greyhound for buses to Chicago, IL. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Greyhound Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL tickets on Omio for $153 (€132).
          • Travel with Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, United or Alaska Airlines to go to Chicago, IL by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Spirit Airlines Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL tickets on Omio for $78 (€67).
          • Travel with Amtrak for trains to Chicago, IL. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Amtrak Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL tickets on Omio for $163 (€140).

          Yes, there are direct routes from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL with the following travel companies:

          • You can find 1 direct train per day to Chicago, IL with Amtrak.

          Direct services to Chicago, IL 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 journey.

          Omio customers who travel from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL often also extend their vacation to go to San Francisco, CA, Indianapolis, IN, New York, NY, Milwaukee, WI or Champaign, IL. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Chicago, IL and these popular destinations at a great price.

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