How to travel from Seattle, WA to Chicago

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Travel Information between Seattle, WA and Chicago

distanceDistance1729 miles (2788 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$302 - $516
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $302 (€290) • 42 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $383 (€368) • 3 h 34 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 1729 miles (2788 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Seattle, WA to Chicago. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 34 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $302 (€290). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Greyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Seattle, WA to Chicago.

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You can travel between Seattle, WA and Chicago 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Seattle, WA to Chicago is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $302 (€290) compared to other travel options to Chicago:

A bus is $81 (€78) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Seattle, WA to Chicago costing on average $383 (€368).

A bus is $214 (€205) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Seattle, WA to Chicago costing on average $516 (€495).

The fastest way from Seattle, WA to Chicago is by flight with an average journey time of 3 h 34 min.

There are alternative travel options to Chicago that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 42 h 25 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Chicago by train can take on average 45 h 15 min.

The distance from Seattle, WA to Chicago is approximately 1729 miles (2788 km).

The average frequency per day from Seattle, WA to Chicago is:

  • 1 train a day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Seattle, WA to Chicago:

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Seattle, WA 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 Seattle, WA to Chicago tickets on Omio for $302 (€290).
    • Travel with Spirit Airlines for flights to Chicago. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Spirit Airlines Seattle, WA to Chicago tickets on Omio for $383 (€368).
    • Amtrak can take you to Chicago by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Amtrak from Seattle, WA to Chicago for $516 (€495).

    Yes, there are direct routes from Seattle, WA to Chicago with the following travel companies:

    • You can check for a direct train to Chicago with with 1 direct train per day.

    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 journey.

    Many of our customers traveling from Seattle, WA 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!

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

    • A bus ticket costs $302 (€290) one way on average for this trip.
    • A plane ticket for this trip is costing $383 (€368) one way on average.
    • A train ticket is costing on average $516 (€495) one way for this journey.

    But we recommend booking Seattle, WA to Chicago tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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