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from Philadelphia to Chicago

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

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Travel Information between Philadelphia and Chicago

distanceDistance663 miles (1069 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$78 - $155
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $78 (€65) • 43 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $155 (€129) • 2 h 33 min
carriersPopular travel companiesUnited, Greyhound or Amtrak

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 663 miles (1069 km) between Philadelphia and Chicago. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are United, Greyhound or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Philadelphia to Chicago.

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FAQs

How do I get from Philadelphia to Chicago?

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

What is the cheapest way to go from Philadelphia to Chicago?

The cheapest way to travel to Chicago from Philadelphia is by taking a bus with an average price of $78 (€65).

This is compared to other travel options to Chicago:

Taking a bus is usually $77 (€64) less than taking a flight to Chicago, which costs on average $155 (€129) for the same trip.

A bus is $20 (€17) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Philadelphia to Chicago costing on average $98 (€82).

What is the quickest way from Philadelphia to Chicago?

The fastest way to get to Chicago from Philadelphia is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 33 min.

Other travel options to Chicago can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 43 h 15 min.

In comparison, getting to Chicago by train can take on average 22 h 30 min.

How far is it from Philadelphia to Chicago?

Chicago is approximately 663 miles (1069 km) away from Philadelphia.

How many services a day are there between Philadelphia and Chicago?

The average frequency per day from Philadelphia to Chicago is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Chicago from Philadelphia as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Philadelphia to Chicago?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Philadelphia to Chicago:

    Who can get me from Philadelphia to Chicago?

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

    • Travel with United to go to Chicago by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find United Philadelphia to Chicago tickets on Omio for $155 (€129).
    • Travel with Greyhound to go to Chicago by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Greyhound Philadelphia to Chicago tickets on Omio for $78 (€65).
    • Amtrak can get you to Chicago by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Amtrak from Philadelphia to Chicago for $98 (€82) on Omio.

    Where should I go next after I travel from Philadelphia to Chicago?

    Many of our customers who book a trip from Philadelphia to Chicago often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like New York City, London or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Philadelphia and Chicago itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Chicago and any of these top destinations today!

    How early should I buy tickets from Philadelphia to Chicago online for the best deals?

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

    • Plane tickets cost $155 (€129) one way on average.
    • Bus tickets are costing $78 (€65) one way on average.
    • Train tickets are costing $98 (€82) one way on average.

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

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