Travel from Chicago to Grand Junction

cheapest quickest Eco-Friendly
Bus$128 | 1d 10h 59min Flight$385 | 7h 33min Bus164 lb of CO2
  1. Bus$128
    1d 10h 59min · 194 lb of CO2
  2. Train$214
    1d 1h 40min · 280 lb of CO2
  3. Flight$386
    7h 34min · 680 lb of CO2
  4. Drive$150
    18h 51min · 214 lb of CO2

Chicago to Grand Junction Buses

bus tickets from Chicago to Grand Junction

$128 · 1d 10h 59min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $128
Travel Duration
1d 10h 59min

bus tickets from Markham to Grand Junction

$209 · 1d 6h 11min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $209
Travel Duration
1d 6h 11min

bus tickets from Gary to Grand Junction

$213 · 1d 6h 40min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $213
Travel Duration
1d 6h 40min

bus tickets from Naperville to Grand Junction

$205 · 1d 5h 36min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $205
Travel Duration
1d 5h 36min

Chicago to Grand Junction Trains

train tickets from Chicago to Grand Junction

$214 · 1d 1h 40min
AmtrakAmtrak CHI train to GJT
Train Tickets
About $214
Travel Duration
1d 1h 40min
Chicago - CHI
Amtrak from CHI to GJTAmtrak · 1d 1h 40minCalifornia Zephyr
Grand Junction - GJT

train tickets from Glenview to Grand Junction

$217 · 1d 2h 2min
AmtrakAmtrak GLN train to GJT
Train Tickets
About $217
Travel Duration
1d 2h 2min
Glenview - GLN
Amtrak from GLN to CHIAmtrak · 22minEmpire Builder
Chicago - CHI
Amtrak from CHI to GJTAmtrak · 1d 1h 40minCalifornia Zephyr
Grand Junction - GJT

train tickets from Homewood to Grand Junction

$218 · 1d 2h 11min
AmtrakAmtrak HMW train to GJT
Train Tickets
About $218
Travel Duration
1d 2h 11min
Homewood - HMW
Amtrak from HMW to CHIAmtrak · 30minCity Of New Orleans
Chicago - CHI
Amtrak from CHI to GJTAmtrak · 1d 1h 40minCalifornia Zephyr
Grand Junction - GJT

train tickets from Dyer to Grand Junction

$219 · 1d 2h 16min
AmtrakAmtrak DYE train to GJT
Train Tickets
About $219
Travel Duration
1d 2h 16min
Dyer - DYE
Amtrak from DYE to CHIAmtrak · 35minCardinal
Chicago - CHI
Amtrak from CHI to GJTAmtrak · 1d 1h 40minCalifornia Zephyr
Grand Junction - GJT

Chicago to Grand Junction Flights

bus tickets from MDW to GJT

$386 · 7h 34min
Various airlines
Oneway
About $386
Travel Duration
7h 34min

bus tickets from ORD to GJT

$385 · 7h 33min
Various airlines
Oneway
About $385
Travel Duration
7h 33min

Drive from Chicago to Grand Junction

Driving from Chicago to Grand Junction

$150 · 18h 51min

It's 1112 miles between Chicago to Grand Junction. On a typical day, it might take between 18h 51min and 19h 48min from Chicago to Grand Junction under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 20h 45min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Grand Junction by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $150.

Our recommendation to Grand Junction

Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Chicago to Grand Junction?

For these medium length trips, it's important to book your tickets as soon as possible. While there are bus, train, flight or by car transportation options available, the sooner to book the better. While prices for buses or trains might not fluctuate as much as flights, their availability certainly will. It's recommended to book these flights at least 2 weeks away, but even more if you are able.

Chicago to Grand Junction CO - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Chicago to Grand Junction. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Grand Junction is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Chicago/Grand Junction buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Chicago is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Chicago IL and Grand Junction during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Chicago to Grand Junction? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Grand Junction traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Grand Junction is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Chicago to Grand Junction?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Chicago to Grand Junction is by bus. The bus costs $128 roughly and will take 1 day 10 hours 59 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Chicago to Grand Junction?

Amtrak costs about $214 between Chicago and Grand Junction. In total, the train will take roughly 1 day 1 hour 40 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at CHI Chicago Union Station, which is 3 miles from Chicago. Further, once you arrive at GJT Grand Junction Amtrak or you will still have 2 miles to Grand Junction.

How long does it take from Chicago to Grand Junction by car?

The total distance between Chicago and Grand Junction is 1112 miles and will take you about 18 hours 51 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $150.

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