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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

To get from New York City to Chicago on 29 Jan we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:32Newark Liberty International Airport, NJ2h45 20:17O'Hare International Airport, IL
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£1201One-way
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16:10New York City22h40 13:50Chicago
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£1001One-way
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08:30LaGuardia Airport, NY2h51 10:21O'Hare International Airport, IL
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£1201One-way
09:30LaGuardia Airport, NY2h53 11:23O'Hare International Airport, IL
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£1201One-way
07:50John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY3h06 09:56O'Hare International Airport, IL
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£1201One-way

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Sat
29 Jan
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£100Greyhound
£120United
Sun
30 Jan
£73Amtrak
£85Greyhound
£103Republic Airlines
Mon
31 Jan
£92Amtrak
£89Greyhound
£71Spirit Airlines
Tue
1 Feb
£92Amtrak
£87Greyhound
£70Spirit Airlines
Wed
2 Feb
£73Amtrak
£85Greyhound
£38Spirit Airlines
Thu
3 Feb
£71Amtrak
£83Greyhound
£48Spirit Airlines
Fri
4 Feb
£72Amtrak
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£45American Airlines
Sat
5 Feb
£141Amtrak
£85Greyhound
£45American Airlines
Sun
6 Feb
£73Amtrak
£86Greyhound
£104United
Mon
7 Feb
£74Amtrak
£87Greyhound
£46American Airlines
Tue
8 Feb
£73Amtrak
£83Greyhound
£45American Airlines
Wed
9 Feb
£73Amtrak
£86Greyhound
£38Spirit Airlines
Thu
10 Feb
£73Amtrak
£86Greyhound
£46Republic Airlines
Fri
11 Feb
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£86Greyhound
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Sat
12 Feb
£73Amtrak
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£45American Airlines
Sun
13 Feb
£74Amtrak
£86Greyhound
£57United
Mon
14 Feb
£73Amtrak
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£46American Airlines
Tue
15 Feb
£73Amtrak
£85Greyhound
£45American Airlines
Wed
16 Feb
£73Amtrak
£85Greyhound
£38Spirit Airlines
Thu
17 Feb
£73Amtrak
£85Greyhound
£45American Airlines

Travel Information to Chicago from New York City

distanceDistance710 miles (1145 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£42 - £72
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £42 • 2 h 37 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £42 • 2 h 37 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSpirit Airlines, Greyhound or Amtrak

Travel 710 miles (1145 km) by flight, coach or train from New York City to Chicago. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 37 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £42. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Spirit 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

How do I go from New York City to Chicago?

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

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

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from New York City to Chicago. Tickets for a flight cost on average £42.

This is compared to other travel options to Chicago:

A flight journey is usually £22 less than a journey to Chicago by coach, which costs on average £64 for the same trip.

A flight journey is usually £30 less than a journey to Chicago by train, which costs on average £72 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get to Chicago from New York City?

The fastest way to get to Chicago from New York City is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 37 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Chicago by coach can take on average 22 h 5 min.

In comparison, getting to Chicago by train can take on average 19 h 10 min.

How far is it from New York City to Chicago?

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

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

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

  • 1 coach a day.

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

Where do I depart from New York City? Where do I arrive in Chicago?

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

    Which travel companies can take me 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 take a flight from New York City to Chicago with Spirit Airlines. Cheap tickets can be found for £42 with Spirit Airlines from New York City to Chicago.
    • You can travel by coach between New York City and Chicago with Greyhound, and you can find Greyhound New York City to Chicago tickets for £64 on Omio.
    • You can travel by train to Chicago from New York City with Amtrak, and you can find Amtrak New York City to Chicago tickets for £72 on Omio.

    Can I travel directly to Chicago from New York City?

    Yes, there are direct routes from New York City to Chicago with the following travel companies:

    • You can find direct flights per day to Chicago with skywest airlines, Republic Airlines, American Airlines or United.
    • You'll find direct coach services to Chicago with with around 1 direct coach every day.
    • You'll find direct train services to Chicago with Amtrak with around direct trains every day.

    As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Chicago tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this trip.

    What is another destination I should add to my tour from New York City to Chicago?

    Omio customers who travel from New York City to Chicago often also extend their holiday to go to London, Paris or Madrid. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Chicago and these popular destinations at a great price.

    How early should I purchase tickets to Chicago from New York City online for the best deals?

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

    • Plane tickets cost £42 one way on average.
    • Coach tickets are costing on average £64 one way.
    • Train tickets cost on average £72 one way.

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

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