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from Los Angeles to Chicago

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Travel Information to Chicago from Los Angeles

distanceDistance1737 miles (2801 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£32 - £116
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £32 • 4 h 4 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £32 • 4 h 4 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 1737 miles (2801 km) by coach, flight or train from Los Angeles to Chicago. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 4 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £32. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Greyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Los Angeles to Chicago.

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FAQs
What are my Los Angeles to Chicago travel options?

There are 3 ways to get from Los Angeles to Chicago: coach, flight or train.

How do I get from Los Angeles to Chicago the cheapest way?

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Los Angeles to Chicago, which costs on average £32.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Chicago:

A flight is generally £76 less than a coach for the same trip. A coach costs on average £108 from Los Angeles to Chicago.

A flight is about £84 less than a train, which costs on average £116 for this trip.

What is the fastest way from Los Angeles to Chicago?

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

Other travel options from Los Angeles to Chicago can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 49 h.

In comparison, getting to Chicago by train can take on average 42 h 50 min.

How far is it from Los Angeles to Chicago?

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

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

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

  • 2 trains per day.

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

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

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

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

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

    • Travel with Greyhound for coaches to Chicago. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Greyhound Los Angeles to Chicago tickets on Omio for £108.
    • Travel with Spirit Airlines for flights to Chicago. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Spirit Airlines Los Angeles to Chicago tickets on Omio for £32.
    • Travel with Amtrak to go to Chicago by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Amtrak Los Angeles to Chicago tickets on Omio for £116.
    What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Los Angeles to Chicago?
    Many of our customers travelling from Los Angeles to Chicago don't make Chicago their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are New York City, London or Paris, either of which you could add to your Los Angeles and Chicago 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 tickets between Los Angeles and Chicago online to get the best deals?

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

    • Coach tickets cost £108 one way on average.
    • Plane tickets are costing £32 one way on average.
    • Train tickets are costing £116 one way on average.

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

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