How to get from New York City to Chicago

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from New York City to Chicago

You can get from New York City to Chicago by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
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To get from New York City to Chicago on 11 Aug we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Chicago from New York City

distanceDistance710 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£124 - £182
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £124 • 19 h 32 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £152 • 2 h 31 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAmerican Airlines or Amtrak

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 710 miles to Chicago from New York City. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 31 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £124. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are American Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight from New York City to Chicago.

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FAQs

There are 4 ways that you can travel from New York City to Chicago. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from New York City to Chicago. Tickets for a train cost on average £124.

This is compared to other travel options to Chicago:

A train journey is usually £58 less than a journey to Chicago by coach, which costs on average £182 for the same trip.

A train is generally £28 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £152 from New York City to Chicago.

The fastest way to get to Chicago from New York City is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 31 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 20 h 15 min.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 19 h 32 min.

Chicago is approximately 710 miles away from New York City.

The average frequency per day from New York City to Chicago is:

  • 1 coach a day.
  • 2 trains a day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from New York City to Chicago:

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from New York City to Chicago:

    • You can go to Chicago from New York City by plane with American Airlines. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £152 with American Airlines from New York City to Chicago on Omio.
    • You can travel by train from New York City to Chicago with Amtrak, and you can find Amtrak New York City to Chicago tickets for £124 on Omio.

    Yes, there are direct services available to Chicago from New York City with the following travel operators:

    • You can book a direct flight with skywest airlines, American Airlines, United or JetBlue Airways.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Chicago as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Chicago from New York City.

    Many of our customers who book a trip from New York City to Chicago often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Paris or Madrid. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your New York City and Chicago itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Chicago and any of these top destinations today!

    Before travelling from New York City to Chicago, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is £182 one way on average.
    • The price of a plane ticket is on average £152 one way for this trip.
    • The price of a train ticket is on average £124 one way for this trip.

    But we recommend booking New York City 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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