How to get to Chicago, IL from Los Angeles, CA

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from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL

How to get to Chicago, IL from Los Angeles, CA by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL is by taking a coach because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Greyhound
07:3060h45
Los Angeles, CA
20:15Chicago, IL
£1671One-way
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Cheapest
Greyhound
07:3060h45
Los Angeles, CA
20:15Chicago, IL
£1671One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Greyhound
07:5060h25
Los Angeles, CA
20:15Chicago, IL
£3381One-way
0 changes
Other options
Greyhound
23:1073h15
Los Angeles, CA
00:25Chicago, IL
£1731One-way
0 changes

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Travel Information from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL

distanceDistance1737 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, coach or flight
priceTicket price range£60 - £126
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £60 • 3 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £60 • 3 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak

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

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Find the best route from Los Angeles to Chicago with American Airlines, United and Amtrak. Comparing timetables and prices and booking the most convenient trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel operators on Omio.

Amtrak is the main travel provider in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak travel running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by travel across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next travel journey to Chicago from Los Angeles.

      American Airlines is one of the leading airlines in the USA and the world; they offer Main Cabin, Business and First Class tickets for your travel between Los Angeles and Chicago.

        FAQs: Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL

        FAQs: Travel to Chicago, IL easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL.
        FAQs

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

        The cheapest way to go to Chicago, IL from Los Angeles, CA is by taking a flight, which costs on average £60.

        This is compared to other ways of getting from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL:

        Taking a flight costs £51 less than taking a coach, which average ticket prices of £112.

        A flight is £65 less than a train with an average ticket price of £126 from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL.

        The quickest way to travel between Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL is by flight, which takes on average 3 h 55 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

        Getting to Chicago, IL by coach takes 43 h 20 min on average.

        Getting to Chicago, IL by train takes 42 h 55 min on average.

        The distance between Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL is around 1737 miles.

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

        • 1 coach a day.
        • 1 train a day.

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

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

          The following travel companies offer services from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL:

          • Greyhound can get you to Chicago, IL by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Greyhound from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL for £118 on Omio.
          • Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, United or Alaska Airlines can take you to Chicago, IL by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Spirit Airlines from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL for £60.
          • Travel with Amtrak to go to Chicago, IL by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Amtrak Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL tickets on Omio for £126.

          Yes, there are direct routes from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL with the following travel companies:

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

          Direct services to Chicago, IL 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 route.

          Looking to extend your trip from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL? Many Omio customers who go from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like San Francisco, CA, Indianapolis, IN, New York, NY, Milwaukee, WI or Champaign, IL. If you're looking to explore San Francisco, CA, Indianapolis, IN, New York, NY, Milwaukee, WI or Champaign, IL from Chicago, IL, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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