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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$82 - $133
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $82 (€65) • 2 h 31 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $82 (€65) • 2 h 31 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSpirit Airlines, Greyhound or Amtrak

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 710 miles (1145 km) to Chicago from New York City. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 31 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $82 (€65). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Spirit Airlines, Greyhound or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or bus from New York City to Chicago.

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FAQs
How do I reach Chicago from New York City?

There are 3 travel options from New York City to Chicago: flight, bus or train.

What is the distance from New York City to Chicago?

The distance from New York City to Chicago is approximately 710 miles (1145 km).

When traveling to Chicago from New York City, 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:

    Who can get me from New York City to Chicago?

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from New York City to Chicago:

    • You can go to Chicago from New York City by plane with Spirit Airlines. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $82 (€65) with Spirit Airlines from New York City to Chicago on Omio.
    • You can go to Chicago from New York City by bus with Greyhound. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $133 (€105) with Greyhound from New York City to Chicago on Omio.
    • You can go to Chicago from New York City by train with Amtrak. You'll see cheap train tickets for $99 (€78) with Amtrak from New York City to Chicago on Omio.
    Is it possible to travel directly from New York City to Chicago?

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

    • You'll find direct flight services to Chicago with.
    • You'll find direct bus services to Chicago with.

    Direct services to Chicago 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 route.

    What is another destination I should add to my tour from New York City to Chicago?
    Your trip from New York City to Chicago doesn't have to end in Chicago. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Paris or Madrid. If you’d like to add London, Paris or Madrid to your New York City to Chicago tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Chicago today!
    How early should I purchase New York City to Chicago tickets online to score the best deals?

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

    • A plane ticket is costing on average $82 (€65) one way for this route.
    • A bus ticket costs $133 (€105) one way on average for this trip.
    • A train ticket is costing on average $99 (€78) one way for this route.

    But we recommend booking New York City 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 to travel from New York City to Chicago?

    The cheapest way to get from New York City to Chicago is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $82 (€65) compared to other travel options to Chicago:

    Taking a flight is usually $50 (€40) less than taking a bus to Chicago, which costs on average $133 (€105) for the same trip.

    Taking a flight is about $16 (€13) less than taking a train, which costs on average $99 (€78) for this journey.

    What is the fastest way to travel between New York City and Chicago?

    The quickest way to travel from New York City to Chicago is by flight, which takes on average 2 h 31 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

    In comparison, going by bus can take 23 h 5 min   on average.

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