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Trip Zurich Chicago

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Zurich to Chicago

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3 suggested routes to go from Zurich to Chicago by flight, train, car, bus

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Dusseldorf
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How to get from Zurich to Chicago?

We are suggesting 3 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Zurich 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 Zurich-Chicago

For your trip from Zurich (Switzerland) to Chicago (Illinois, United States) with a distance of 4430 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The direct flight Zurich > Chicago will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Zurich and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Zurich ZRH airport, 5.7 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Chicago (O'Hare International airport, IATA code: ORD) operated by Swiss International Airlines.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Zurich to Chicago without changing trains. You can take the train Newark-Chicago and travel by plane to get to your final destination.
Trains Cardinal of Amtrak to Chicago leave from Newark Penn railway station in Newark. 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 Zurich Chicago only by bus, there are other means of transport (plane) that will complete the journey Zurich-Dusseldorf.
You will board a coach of FlixBus or Eurolines CH in Zurich. The bus will drop you off at Düsseldorf bus station (0.9 mi from Dusseldorf, Germany). Please make sure to show up on time at Zurich bus station (0.8 mi from Zurich) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Dusseldorf.
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route Zurich-Dusseldorf will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by plane in order to cover the entire trip.

Which carriers to travel between Zurich and Chicago?

Airlines
Darwin Airline carries out a flight from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Dusseldorf (arrival at Dusseldorf DUS airport)
American Airlines flies on the routes from Zurich ZRH airport (located 5.7 mi from Zurich, Switzerland) to New York (serving John F. Kennedy International JFK airport) and from John F. Kennedy International JFK airport situated 13 mi away from the city centre of New York to Chicago (arrival at O'Hare International ORD airport)
United Airlines schedules the following flights: from Zurich ZRH airport (located 5.7 mi from Zurich, Switzerland) to Newark (serving Newark Liberty International EWR airport) and from Newark Liberty International EWR airport situated 3.2 mi away from the city centre of Newark to Chicago (arrival at O'Hare International ORD airport)
Southwest Airlines ensures the flight route from Newark Liberty International EWR airport (located 3.2 mi from Newark, United States) to Chicago (serving Midway International MDW airport)
Lufthansa carries out the flights from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Dusseldorf (arrival at Dusseldorf DUS airport) and from Dusseldorf DUS airport (located 3.8 mi from Dusseldorf, Germany) to Chicago (serving O'Hare International ORD airport)
Easyjet flies on the route from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to London (arrival at Gatwick LGW airport)
Air Berlin schedules the flight from Zurich ZRH airport (located 5.7 mi from Zurich, Switzerland) to Dusseldorf (serving Dusseldorf DUS airport)
Swiss International Airlines ensures the flight route from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Chicago (arrival at O'Hare International ORD airport)
British Airways carries out the flights from Zurich ZRH airport (located 5.7 mi from Zurich, Switzerland) to London (serving Heathrow LHR airport) and from Heathrow LHR airport situated 14.3 mi away from the city centre of London to Chicago (arrival at O'Hare International ORD airport)
Vueling Airlines flies on the route from Zurich ZRH airport (located 5.7 mi from Zurich, Switzerland) to London (serving Luton LTN airport)
Spirit Airlines schedules the flight from La Guardia LGA airport situated 8.7 mi away from the city centre of New York to Chicago (arrival at O'Hare International ORD airport)
Germanwings ensures the flight route from Zurich ZRH airport (located 5.7 mi from Zurich, Switzerland) to Dusseldorf (serving Dusseldorf DUS airport)
JetBlue Airways carries out a flight from John F. Kennedy International JFK airport situated 13 mi away from the city centre of New York to Chicago (arrival at O'Hare International ORD airport)
Bus companies
The bus company FlixBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Zurich in Zurich and to the one of Düsseldorf (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
Eurolines CH is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Zurich (serving Zurich bus station at 1.2 mi from centre) and the city of Dusseldorf where the coach will drop you off at Düsseldorf station situated at about 0.2 mi from Dusseldorf city centre.
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Zurich-Dusseldorf (278.4 mi)
Railway companies
Amtrak provides a rail connection Newark-Chicago with the train Cardinal from Newark Penn railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Chicago at arrival (2.2 mi from centre)
Deutsche Bahn transports passengers on a rail line from Zurich to Dusseldorf with the train CityNightLine Pegasus which leaves Zurich HB station to arrive at Düsseldorf Hbf railway station (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)

Stop cities from Zurich or cities to visit near Chicago

When travelling from Chicago to Zurich by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at London (United Kingdom) New York, Newark (United States) Dusseldorf (Germany). If you have some time on your way to Chicago or back to Zurich, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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