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Trip Philadelphia Chicago

Plan your trip by plane, train, bus from Philadelphia to Chicago

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How to get from Philadelphia to Chicago?

We are suggesting 22 routes by plane, train, bus to plan your trip Philadelphia Chicago. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Philadelphia Chicago

For your trip from Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, United States) to Chicago (Illinois, United States) with a distance of 664 mi you will be able to take 3 modes of transport, eventually by combining bus, train and/or plane, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The direct flight Philadelphia > Chicago will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Philadelphia and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Philadelphia International PHL airport, 7.5 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Chicago (Midway International airport, IATA code: MDW) operated by Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, US Airways or American Airlines.
The train Philadelphia Chicago is a direct bound.
Trains Cardinal of Amtrak to Chicago leave from Philadelphia 30th Street railway station in Philadelphia. Arrival in Chicago will take place at Chicago station (2.2 mi from the city centre).
Even though it is not possible to make the trip Philadelphia Chicago only by bus, there are other means of transport (plane) that will complete the journey Philadelphia-Baltimore.
You will board a coach of MegaBus - US in Philadelphia. The bus will drop you off at White Marsh Mall bus station (9.9 mi from Baltimore, United States). Please make sure to show up on time at 30th Street Station bus station (1 mi from Philadelphia) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Baltimore.

Which carriers to travel between Philadelphia and Chicago?

Railway companies
Amtrak provides a rail connection Philadelphia-Chicago with the train Cardinal from Philadelphia 30th Street railway station (1.1 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Chicago at arrival (2.2 mi from centre)
Bus companies
The bus company MegaBus - US operates the intercity service from the bus station of 30th Street Station in Philadelphia and to the one of White Marsh Mall (Maryland United States)
Airlines
United Airlines carries out a flight from Philadelphia International PHL airport situated 7.5 mi away from the city centre of Philadelphia to Chicago (arrival at O'Hare International ORD airport)
Delta Air Lines flies on the routes from Philadelphia International PHL airport (located 7.5 mi from Philadelphia, United States) to Detroit (serving Metropolitan Wayne County DTW airport) and from Metropolitan Wayne County DTW airport situated 18.6 mi away from the city centre of Detroit to Chicago (arrival at O'Hare International ORD airport)
Southwest Airlines schedules the flight from Philadelphia International PHL airport (located 7.5 mi from Philadelphia, United States) to Chicago (serving Midway International MDW airport)
Frontier Airlines ensures the flight route from Philadelphia International PHL airport situated 7.5 mi away from the city centre of Philadelphia to Indianapolis (arrival at Indianapolis International IND airport)
American Airlines carries out a flight from Philadelphia International PHL airport (located 7.5 mi from Philadelphia, United States) to Chicago (serving O'Hare International ORD airport)
Spirit Airlines flies on the route from Philadelphia International PHL airport situated 7.5 mi away from the city centre of Philadelphia to Chicago (arrival at O'Hare International ORD airport)
US Airways schedules the flight from Philadelphia International PHL airport (located 7.5 mi from Philadelphia, United States) to Chicago (serving O'Hare International ORD airport)

Stop cities from Philadelphia or cities to visit near Chicago

When travelling from Chicago to Philadelphia by bus, train, plane, you might have to change at Baltimore located at 90 mi from Philadelphia, Detroit, Washington D.C. 124 mi away from Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg situated at 94 mi from Philadelphia (United States). If you have some time on your way to Chicago or back to Philadelphia, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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