How to travel from San Jose, CA to Chicago

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Travel Information from San Jose, CA to Chicago

distanceDistance1833 miles (2956 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $900 (€804) • 4 h 16 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, Alaska Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 1833 miles (2956 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Chicago from San Jose, CA. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Greyhound, Alaska Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from San Jose, CA to Chicago.

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There are 4 travel options from San Jose, CA to Chicago: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel from San Jose, CA to Chicago is by taking a ferry with an average price of $1 (€1).

This is compared to other travel options to Chicago:

A ferry is generally $274 (€245) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $274 (€245) from San Jose, CA to Chicago.

Taking a ferry is about $900 (€804) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $900 (€804) for this route.

A ferry is generally $647 (€578) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $647 (€578) from San Jose, CA to Chicago.

The quickest way to travel between San Jose, CA and Chicago is by flight, which takes on average 4 h 16 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 54 h 40 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by ferry can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 54 h 40 min.

The distance from San Jose, CA to Chicago is approximately 1833 miles (2956 km).

The average frequency per day from San Jose, CA to Chicago is:

  • 1 bus per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Chicago from San Jose, CA 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 San Jose, CA to Chicago:

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

    • Travel with Greyhound to go to Chicago by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Greyhound San Jose, CA to Chicago tickets on Omio for $274 (€245).
    • Travel with Alaska Airlines to go to Chicago by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Alaska Airlines San Jose, CA to Chicago tickets on Omio for $900 (€804).
    • Amtrak can take you to Chicago by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Amtrak from San Jose, CA to Chicago for $647 (€578).
    Many of our customers who book a trip from San Jose, CA 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 San Jose, CA and Chicago itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Chicago and any of these top destinations today!

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

    • Bus tickets cost $274 (€245) one way on average.
    • Plane tickets are costing on average $900 (€804) one way.
    • Ferry tickets are costing on average $1 (€1) one way.
    • Train tickets are costing on average $647 (€578) one way.

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

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