How to travel from Omaha, NE to Chicago

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from Omaha, NE to Chicago

You can get from Omaha, NE to Chicago by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Omaha, NE to Chicago on Aug 13 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:14AMOmaha Station9h36 02:50PMUnion Station
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05:14AMOmaha Station9h36 02:50PMUnion Station
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Travel Information from Omaha, NE to Chicago

distanceDistance429 miles (692 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$61 - $288
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $61 (€56) • 9 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $288 (€266) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, United or Amtrak

Travel 429 miles (692 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Omaha, NE to Chicago. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $61 (€56). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Greyhound, United or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Omaha, NE to Chicago.

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There are 4 ways to get from Omaha, NE to Chicago: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Chicago from Omaha, NE is by taking a bus, which costs on average $61 (€56).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Chicago:

A bus is generally $228 (€210) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $288 (€266) from Omaha, NE to Chicago.

A bus is generally $77 (€71) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $138 (€127) from Omaha, NE to Chicago.

The quickest way to travel between Omaha, NE and Chicago is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 30 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 9 h 40 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 9 h 36 min.

Chicago is approximately 429 miles (692 km) away from Omaha, NE.

The average frequency per day from Omaha, NE to Chicago is:

  • 1 bus a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Omaha, NE and 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 when traveling from Omaha, NE to Chicago:

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Omaha, NE 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 Omaha, NE to Chicago tickets on Omio for $61 (€56).
    • United can get you to Chicago by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with United from Omaha, NE to Chicago for $288 (€266) on Omio.
    • Amtrak can get you to Chicago by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Amtrak from Omaha, NE to Chicago for $138 (€127) on Omio.
    Many of our customers traveling from Omaha, NE to Chicago don't make Chicago their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Chicago are New York City, London or Paris, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Chicago to any of these top destinations today!

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

    • Bus tickets cost $61 (€56) one way on average.
    • Plane tickets cost $288 (€266) one way on average.
    • Train tickets are costing on average $138 (€127) one way.

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

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