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Trip Chicago Los Angeles

Plan your trip by train, bus, plane from Chicago to Los Angeles

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4 suggested routes to go from Chicago to Los Angeles by flight, train, bus

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Las Vegas
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Omaha
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How to get from Chicago to Los Angeles?

We are suggesting 4 routes by train, bus, plane to plan your trip Chicago Los Angeles. 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 Chicago-Los Angeles

For your trip from Chicago (Illinois, United States) to Los Angeles (California, United States) with a distance of 1741 mi you will be able to take 3 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The direct flight Chicago > Los Angeles will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Chicago and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Midway International MDW airport, 6.8 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Los Angeles (Los Angeles International airport, IATA code: LAX) operated by Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, Virgin America, Frontier Airlines or United Airlines.
The train Chicago Los Angeles is a direct bound.
Trains Southwest Chief of Amtrak to Los Angeles leave from Chicago railway station in Chicago. Arrival in Los Angeles will take place at Los Angeles station (0.6 mi from the city centre).
Even though it is not possible to make the trip Chicago Los Angeles only by bus, there are other means of transport (train) that will complete the journey Ontario-Los Angeles.
You will board a coach of FlixBus in Ontario. The bus will drop you off at Los Angeles bus station (0.5 mi from Los Angeles, United States). Please make sure to show up on time at Ontario bus station (0.1 mi from Ontario) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Los Angeles.

Which carriers to travel between Chicago and Los Angeles?

Airlines
Southwest Airlines carries out a flight from Midway International MDW airport situated 6.8 mi away from the city centre of Chicago to Los Angeles (arrival at Los Angeles International LAX airport)
Virgin America flies on the route from O'Hare International ORD airport (located 16.2 mi from Chicago, United States) to Los Angeles (serving Los Angeles International LAX airport)
Compass Airlines schedules the flight from San Diego International SAN airport situated 2.2 mi away from the city centre of San Diego to Los Angeles (arrival at Los Angeles International LAX airport)
Spirit Airlines ensures the flight route from O'Hare International ORD airport (located 16.2 mi from Chicago, United States) to Los Angeles (serving Los Angeles International LAX airport)
American Airlines carries out a flight from O'Hare International ORD airport situated 16.2 mi away from the city centre of Chicago to Los Angeles (arrival at Los Angeles International LAX airport)
Alaska Airlines flies on the route from San Diego International SAN airport (located 2.2 mi from San Diego, United States) to Los Angeles (serving Los Angeles International LAX airport)
United Airlines schedules the flight from O'Hare International ORD airport situated 16.2 mi away from the city centre of Chicago to Los Angeles (arrival at Los Angeles International LAX airport)
Frontier Airlines ensures the flight route from O'Hare International ORD airport (located 16.2 mi from Chicago, United States) to Los Angeles (serving Los Angeles International LAX airport)
Delta Air Lines carries out a flight from San Diego International SAN airport situated 2.2 mi away from the city centre of San Diego to Los Angeles (arrival at Los Angeles International LAX airport)
Railway companies
Amtrak provides a rail connection Chicago-Los Angeles with the train Southwest Chief from Chicago railway station (2.2 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Los Angeles at arrival (0.6 mi from centre)
Bus companies
The bus company MegaBus - US operates the intercity service from the bus station of Union Station in Chicago and to the one of Crossroads Mall (Nebraska United States)
FlixBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Ontario (serving Ontario bus station at 0.1 mi from centre) and the city of Los Angeles where the coach will drop you off at Los Angeles station situated at about 0.5 mi from Los Angeles city centre.

Stop cities from Chicago or cities to visit near Los Angeles

When travelling from Los Angeles to Chicago by plane, bus, train, you might have to change at Ontario located at 34 mi from Los Angeles, San Diego 112 mi away from Los Angeles, Omaha, Las Vegas (United States). If you have some time on your way to Los Angeles or back to Chicago, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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