Travel from GJT to CHI

Train
$214
1d 1h 40min
280 lb of CO2
Bus
$128
1d 10h 59min
194 lb of CO2
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Flight
$386
7h 34min
680 lb of CO2

GJT to CHI Flights

There are 1 airports — GJT — that make sense to fly out of from GJT and 2 airports — MDW, ORD — to access CHI. The best deals are usually found by flying out of GJT.

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to CHI from GJT, a flight is the quickest method.
Drive
$150
18h 53min
214 lb of CO2

Drive from GJT to CHI

It's 1114 miles between GJT to CHI. On a typical day, it might take between 18h 53min and 19h 50min from GJT to CHI under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 20h 46min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to CHI 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.

What is the best way to travel from GJT to CHI?

Because CHI is so far away from GJT, we recommend simply booking a flight. Other options to CHI do exist, but going by plane will save you valuable time. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from GJT to CHI?

For these medium length trips, it's important to book your tickets as soon as possible. While there are train, bus, 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.

GJT to CHI IL - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from GJT to CHI. 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 CHI is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the GJT/CHI buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from GJT 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 GJT CO and CHI 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 GJT to CHI? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of CHI 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 CHI 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 GJT to CHI?

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

How much does Amtrak cost from GJT to CHI?

Amtrak costs about $214 between GJT and CHI. 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 GJT Grand Junction Amtrak, which is 0 miles from GJT. Further, once you arrive at CHI Chicago Union Station or you will still have 0 miles to CHI.

How long does it take from GJT to CHI by car?

The total distance between GJT and CHI is 1114 miles and will take you about 18 hours 53 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $150.

GJT to CHI Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $128
Fastest Way Flight — 7h 33min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 165 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — train, bus, flight and by car
Distance 1,114 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak

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