Travel from Grand Junction to Chicago

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

Grand Junction to Chicago Buses

bus tickets from Grand Junction to Chicago

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

bus tickets from Grand Junction to Markham

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

bus tickets from Grand Junction to Gary

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

bus tickets from Grand Junction to Naperville

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

Grand Junction to Chicago Trains

train tickets from Grand Junction to Chicago

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

train tickets from Grand Junction to Glenview

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

train tickets from Grand Junction to Homewood

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

train tickets from Grand Junction to Dyer

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

Grand Junction to Chicago Flights

bus tickets from GJT to MDW

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

bus tickets from GJT to ORD

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

Drive from Grand Junction to Chicago

Driving from Grand Junction to Chicago

$150 · 18h 51min

It's 1112 miles between Grand Junction to Chicago. On a typical day, it might take between 18h 51min and 19h 48min from Grand Junction to Chicago 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 Chicago 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 Chicago

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

When to book trip from Grand Junction to Chicago?

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.

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

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

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

How much does Amtrak cost from Grand Junction to Chicago?

Amtrak costs about $214 between Grand Junction and Chicago. 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 2 miles from Grand Junction. Further, once you arrive at CHI Chicago Union Station or you will still have 3 miles to Chicago.

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

The total distance between Grand Junction and Chicago 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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