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from San Diego to Chicago

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Travel Information between San Diego and Chicago

distanceDistance1726 miles (2784 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$184 - $355
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $184 (€154) • 7 h 49 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $184 (€154) • 7 h 49 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 1726 miles (2784 km) by bus, flight or train between San Diego and Chicago. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Greyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from San Diego to Chicago.

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FAQs

How do I get from San Diego to Chicago?

There are 3 travel options from San Diego to Chicago: bus, flight or train.

How do I get from San Diego to Chicago the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to travel to Chicago from San Diego is by taking a flight with an average price of $184 (€154).

This is compared to other travel options to Chicago:

Taking a flight is about $20 (€17) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $204 (€170) for this trip.

Taking a flight is usually $170 (€142) less than taking a train to Chicago, which costs on average $355 (€296) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel from San Diego to Chicago?

The fastest way to get to Chicago from San Diego is by flight with an average travel time of 7 h 49 min.

Other travel options to Chicago can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 45 h 55 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 46 h 49 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between San Diego and Chicago?

The San Diego to Chicago distance is around 1726 miles (2784 km).

Where do I depart from San Diego? Where do I arrive in Chicago?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from San Diego to Chicago:

    Which travel companies can take me from San Diego to Chicago?

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from San Diego to Chicago:

    • You can travel between San Diego and Chicago by bus with Greyhound. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $204 (€170) with Greyhound from San Diego to Chicago.
    • You can go to Chicago from San Diego by plane with Spirit Airlines. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $184 (€154) with Spirit Airlines from San Diego to Chicago on Omio.
    • You can take a train from San Diego to Chicago with Amtrak. Cheap tickets can be found for $355 (€296) with Amtrak from San Diego to Chicago.

    What is another destination I should add to my tour from San Diego to Chicago?

    Many of our customers traveling from San Diego 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!

    How far in advance should I buy my San Diego to Chicago one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

    • Bus tickets cost on average $204 (€170) one way.
    • Plane tickets are costing on average $184 (€154) one way.
    • Train tickets are costing on average $355 (€296) one way.

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

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