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from Seattle, WA to Chicago

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Sep 22
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Sep 23
$275Amtrak
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$169American Airlines
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Sep 24
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Sep 25
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Sep 26
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Sep 27
$169Amtrak
$278Greyhound
$134American Airlines
Tue
Sep 28
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Wed
Sep 29
$169Amtrak
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Thu
Sep 30
$168Amtrak
$303Greyhound
$134United
Fri
Oct 1
$168Amtrak
$318Greyhound
$134United
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Oct 2
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Oct 3
$167Amtrak
$270Greyhound
$93American Airlines
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Oct 4
$169Amtrak
$278Greyhound
$105American Airlines

Travel Information from Seattle, WA to Chicago

distanceDistance1729 miles (2788 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$110 - $228
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $110 (€88) • 3 h 54 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $110 (€88) • 3 h 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, American Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 1729 miles (2788 km) by bus, 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 54 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $110 (€88). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Greyhound, American Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Seattle, WA to Chicago.

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FAQs
What are the ways to get from Seattle, WA to Chicago?

There are 3 ways to get from Seattle, WA to Chicago: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Seattle, WA to Chicago?

The cheapest way to go to Chicago from Seattle, WA is by taking a flight, which costs on average $110 (€88).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Chicago:

A flight is $118 (€94) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Seattle, WA to Chicago costing on average $228 (€182).

A flight is generally $53 (€42) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $163 (€130) from Seattle, WA to Chicago.

What is the fastest way to get from Seattle, WA to Chicago?

The fastest way to get to Chicago from Seattle, WA is by flight with an average travel time of 3 h 54 min.

Other travel options to Chicago can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 45 h 35 min.

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

How many miles from Seattle, WA to Chicago would I travel?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Seattle, WA to Chicago?

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

  • 1 train per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Seattle, WA and in Chicago?

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

    Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Seattle, WA to Chicago?

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Seattle, WA to Chicago:

    • You can travel from Seattle, WA to Chicago by bus with Greyhound. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $228 (€182) with Greyhound from Seattle, WA to Chicago.
    • You can go to Chicago from Seattle, WA by plane with American Airlines. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $110 (€88) with American Airlines from Seattle, WA to Chicago on Omio.
    • You can travel by train from Seattle, WA to Chicago with Amtrak, and you can find Amtrak Seattle, WA to Chicago tickets for $163 (€130) on Omio.
    What is another destination I should add to my tour from Seattle, WA to Chicago?
    Looking to extend your trip from Seattle, WA to Chicago? Many Omio customers who go from Seattle, WA to Chicago usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like New York City, London or Paris. If you're looking to explore New York City, London or Paris from Chicago, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
    When should I book a ticket from Seattle, WA to Chicago online to score the best deals?

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

    • Bus tickets are costing on average $228 (€182) one way.
    • Plane tickets are costing on average $110 (€88) one way.
    • Train tickets are costing on average $163 (€130) one way.

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

    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Seattle, WA
    Seattle-Tacoma Lake Union
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