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Travel Information from Los Angeles to Chicago

distanceDistance1737 miles (2801 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$110 - $274
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $110 (€88) • 3 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $110 (€88) • 3 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 1737 miles (2801 km) by bus, flight or train from Los Angeles to Chicago. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $110 (€88). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Greyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Los Angeles to Chicago.

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FAQs
What are the ways to get from Los Angeles to Chicago?

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

What is the distance from Los Angeles to Chicago?

Chicago is approximately 1737 miles (2801 km) away from Los Angeles.

Where do I depart from Los Angeles? Where do I arrive in Chicago?

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

    Which travel companies can get me from Los Angeles to Chicago?

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Los Angeles to Chicago, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Greyhound can get you to Chicago by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Greyhound from Los Angeles to Chicago for $135 (€107) on Omio.
    • Spirit Airlines can take you to Chicago by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Spirit Airlines from Los Angeles to Chicago for $110 (€88).
    • Amtrak can get you to Chicago by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Amtrak from Los Angeles to Chicago for $274 (€218) on Omio.
    Where else should I travel to after my journey to Chicago from Los Angeles ends?
    Looking to extend your trip from Los Angeles to Chicago? Many Omio customers who go from Los Angeles to Chicago usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like New York City, London or Paris. If you're looking to explore New York City, London or Paris from Chicago, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
    How early should I buy Los Angeles to Chicago tickets online to score the best deals?

    Before traveling from Los Angeles 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 is costing on average $135 (€107) one way for this route.
    • A plane ticket costs $110 (€88) one way on average for this route.
    • A train ticket is costing on average $274 (€218) one way for this trip.

    But we recommend booking Los Angeles to Chicago tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

    What is the cheapest way from Los Angeles to Chicago?

    The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Chicago is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $110 (€88) compared to other travel options to Chicago:

    A flight is $25 (€20) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from Los Angeles to Chicago costing on average $135 (€107).

    A flight is $164 (€131) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Los Angeles to Chicago costing on average $274 (€218).

    What is the quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Chicago?

    The fastest way to get to Chicago from Los Angeles is by flight with an average travel time of 3 h 50 min.

    Other travel options to Chicago can usually take longer:

    In comparison, going by bus can take 49 h 5 min   on average.

    In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 42 h 50 min.