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Travel Information from New York City to Chicago

distanceDistance710 miles (1145 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$75 - $95
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $75 (€62) • 2 h 33 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $75 (€62) • 2 h 33 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAmerican Airlines, Greyhound or Amtrak

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 710 miles (1145 km) between New York City and Chicago. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 33 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $75 (€62). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are American Airlines, Greyhound or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from New York City to Chicago.

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FAQs
How do I reach Chicago from New York City?

There are 3 ways to travel between New York City and Chicago including taking a flight, bus or train.

How do I get from New York City to Chicago the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to go to Chicago from New York City is by taking a flight, which costs on average $75 (€62).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Chicago:

A flight is $17 (€14) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from New York City to Chicago costing on average $91 (€76).

A flight is $20 (€16) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from New York City to Chicago costing on average $95 (€79).

What is the quickest way from New York City to Chicago?

The fastest way from New York City to Chicago is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 33 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 20 h 15 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 19 h 10 min.

What is the distance from New York City to Chicago?

You should expect to travel around 710 miles (1145 km) between New York City and Chicago.

How many services a day are there between New York City and Chicago?

The average frequency per day from New York City to Chicago is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between New York City and Chicago as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling from New York City to Chicago, what are the departure and arrival points in New York City and Chicago?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from New York City to Chicago:

    Which travel operators can get me to Chicago from New York City?

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

    • American Airlines can get you to Chicago by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with American Airlines from New York City to Chicago for $75 (€62) on Omio.
    • Greyhound can take you to Chicago by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Greyhound from New York City to Chicago for $91 (€76).
    • Travel with Amtrak for trains to Chicago. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Amtrak New York City to Chicago tickets on Omio for $95 (€79).
    Is there a way to travel directly from New York City to Chicago?

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

    • You can find around 1 direct bus per day and travel with.

    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 New York City and Chicago.

    Where else should I travel to after my journey to Chicago from New York City ends?
    Many of our customers who book a trip from New York City to Chicago often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Paris or Madrid. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your New York City and Chicago itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Chicago and any of these top destinations today!
    How early should I book tickets to Chicago from New York City online for the best deals?

    When planning your trip from New York City to Chicago, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Plane tickets are costing $75 (€62) one way on average.
    • Bus tickets cost $91 (€76) one way on average.
    • Train tickets cost on average $95 (€79) one way.

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