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from Chicago to Los Angeles

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Travel Information to Los Angeles from Chicago

distanceDistance1737 miles (2801 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£23 - £116
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £23 • 4 h 23 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £23 • 4 h 23 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSpirit Airlines, Greyhound or Amtrak

Travel 1737 miles (2801 km) by flight, coach or train to Los Angeles from Chicago. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Spirit Airlines, Greyhound or Amtrak among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Chicago to Los Angeles.

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How do I go from Chicago to Los Angeles?

There are 3 travel options from Chicago to Los Angeles: flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Los Angeles from Chicago?

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Chicago to Los Angeles, which costs on average £23.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Los Angeles:

A flight is about £79 less than a coach, which costs on average £102 for this trip.

A flight is £93 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Chicago to Los Angeles costing on average £116.

What is the fastest way to get to Los Angeles from Chicago?

The fastest way from Chicago to Los Angeles is by flight with an average journey time of 4 h 23 min.

Other travel options between Chicago and Los Angeles can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 48 h 50 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 43 h 10 min   on average.

How many miles from Chicago to Los Angeles would I travel?

The distance between Chicago and Los Angeles is around 1737 miles (2801 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Chicago to Los Angeles?

The average frequency per day from Chicago to Los Angeles is:

  • 1 train per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Chicago to Los Angeles?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Chicago to Los Angeles:

    Which travel companies can take me from Chicago to Los Angeles?

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

    • You can travel to Los Angeles from Chicago by flight with Spirit Airlines. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £23 with Spirit Airlines from Chicago to Los Angeles.
    • You can travel by coach to Los Angeles from Chicago with Greyhound, and you can find Greyhound Chicago to Los Angeles tickets for £102 on Omio.
    • You can take a train from Chicago to Los Angeles with Amtrak. Cheap tickets can be found for £116 with Amtrak from Chicago to Los Angeles.
    Where should I go next after I travel between Chicago and Los Angeles?
    Looking to extend your trip from Chicago to Los Angeles? Many Omio customers who go from Chicago to Los Angeles usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Madrid or London. If you're looking to explore Paris, Madrid or London from Los Angeles, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
    How far in advance should I purchase tickets from Chicago to Los Angeles online to get the best deals?

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

    • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is £23 one way on average.
    • The price of a coach ticket for this route is on average £102 one way.
    • The price of a train ticket is on average £116 one way for this trip.

    But we recommend booking Chicago to Los Angeles 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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