Travel options
from New York City to Chicago

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

Our recommendation

To get from New York City to Chicago on 18 Oct we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:25LaGuardia Airport, NY2h39 20:04O'Hare International Airport, IL
0 changes
£1151One-way
Cheapest
16:30New York City22h30 14:00Chicago
1 changes
£1001One-way
Other options
18:30Newark Liberty International Airport, NJ2h45 20:15O'Hare International Airport, IL
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£1151One-way
08:20John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY2h50 10:10O'Hare International Airport, IL
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£1151One-way
17:15LaGuardia Airport, NY2h40 18:55O'Hare International Airport, IL
0 changes
£1151One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Mon
18 Oct
£116Amtrak
£100Greyhound
£115American Airlines
Tue
19 Oct
£90Amtrak
£87Greyhound
£42Spirit Airlines
Wed
20 Oct
£73Amtrak
£76Greyhound
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Thu
21 Oct
£90Amtrak
£85Greyhound
£30Spirit Airlines
Fri
22 Oct
£90Amtrak
£85Greyhound
£115American Airlines
Sat
23 Oct
£73Amtrak
£85Greyhound
£42Spirit Airlines
Sun
24 Oct
£139Amtrak
£85Greyhound
£114American Airlines
Tue
26 Oct
£73Amtrak
£76Greyhound
£26Spirit Airlines
Wed
27 Oct
£73Amtrak
£85Greyhound
£28Spirit Airlines
Thu
28 Oct
£73Amtrak
£73Greyhound
£30Spirit Airlines
Fri
29 Oct
£73Amtrak
£74Greyhound
£30Spirit Airlines
Sun
31 Oct
£73Amtrak
£74Greyhound
£28Spirit Airlines
Mon
1 Nov
£71Amtrak
£70Greyhound
£41Spirit Airlines
Tue
2 Nov
£72Amtrak
£64Greyhound
£28Spirit Airlines
Wed
3 Nov
£71Amtrak
£63Greyhound
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Thu
4 Nov
£72Amtrak
£68Greyhound
£38Spirit Airlines
Fri
5 Nov
£73Amtrak
£71Greyhound
£30Spirit Airlines

Travel Information from New York City to Chicago

distanceDistance710 miles (1145 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£55 - £70
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £55 • 2 h 33 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £55 • 2 h 33 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAmerican Airlines, Greyhound or Amtrak

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 710 miles (1145 km) between New York City and Chicago. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 33 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £55. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are American Airlines, Greyhound or Amtrak among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight, coach or train from New York City to Chicago.

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FAQs
What are my New York City to Chicago travel options?

There are 3 ways to get from New York City to Chicago: flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from New York City to Chicago?

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from New York City to Chicago, which costs on average £55.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Chicago:

A flight is generally £12 less than a coach for the same trip. A coach costs on average £68 from New York City to Chicago.

A flight is £15 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from New York City to Chicago costing on average £70.

What is the quickest way 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 33 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, taking a train requires on average 19 h 10 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from New York City to Chicago?

The distance from New York City to Chicago is approximately 710 miles (1145 km).

How many services a day are there from New York City to Chicago?

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

  • Around 1 coach per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in New York City and in Chicago?

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

    Which travel companies can get me from New York City to Chicago?

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

    • Travel with American Airlines to go to Chicago by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find American Airlines New York City to Chicago tickets on Omio for £55.
    • Travel with Greyhound for coaches to Chicago. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Greyhound New York City to Chicago tickets on Omio for £68.
    • Travel with Amtrak to go to Chicago by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Amtrak New York City to Chicago tickets on Omio for £70.
    Is it possible to travel directly to Chicago from New York City?

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

    • You can find around direct flights per day and book this direct flight with Republic Airlines, American Airlines or United.
    • You can find around 1 direct coach per day and book this direct coach with.
    • You can travel directly by train with Amtrak with direct trains per day.

    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.

    What is another destination I should add to my tour from New York City to Chicago?
    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!
    How far in advance should I buy my New York City to Chicago ticket online to get the best deals?

    When planning your trip between New York City and Chicago, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Plane tickets cost on average £55 one way.
    • Coach tickets are costing on average £68 one way.
    • Train tickets cost £70 one way on average.

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

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