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Chicago travel tips

1) Walk along the Chicago Riverwalk and admire the drawbridges

The Chicago Riverwalk is a great getaway with a pedestrian path along the south bank of the Chicago River. The trail runs to Lake Michigan and connects to the Lakefront Trail. Old skyscrapers surround the emerald waters, where you can ride a water taxi and see the city from a different angle. Walking here at 09:00, you will see how bridges are being raised. There are also many cafes and small restaurants along the way.

2) Try rootbeer at one of the bars in Chicago

Rootbeer is a classic American drink. The maximum percentage of alcohol in it is 0.5%. It looks like a potion, but many locals like it. You can try rootbeer at many bars in Chicago, like Au Cheval.

3) Taxis in Chicago are expensive, so avoid them or use apps

Taxis in Chicago are very expensive! The mounting fee is $3.25. Then you pay $2.60 per mile (1.6 km). Avoid taxis whenever possible, or use popular apps like Uber, Lyft, and Via. The latter is the cheapest one.

Travelers usually depart from Austin–Bergstrom International, Austin, TX - Greyhound Station, Austin, TX Train Station, Austin-South Congress, or Austin-South Congress when they travel from Austin to Chicago. Book your trip to arrive at O Hare International, Chicago Midway International, Chicago, IL - Union Station, Chicago Rockford International, or Chicago Downtown Greyhound Station. The distance between Austin and Chicago is 1576 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Frontier Airlines. Austin and Chicago have 353 direct flights per week.

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Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
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American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
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Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Austin to Chicago?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Austin and Chicago takes around 2.7 hours.
What is the flight distance between Austin and Chicago?
The flight distance between Austin and Chicago is 1576 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Austin and Chicago?
Several carriers operate flights between Austin and Chicago. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include United Airlines, American Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Austin?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Austin and Las Vegas, Denver, Orlando, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Minneapolis, Atlanta, New Orleans, Cincinnati, New York, Detroit, Santa Ana, Indianapolis.
What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chicago and Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver, Orlando, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tampa, Miami, Salt Lake City, New York, Atlanta, London, Sacramento, Minneapolis, Mexico City, Paris, Washington, D.C., Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Rome.
Which airports are there in Austin?
Austin is mainly served by Austin–Bergstrom International. But there are other airports nearby, including Austin Municipal Airport, Austin Airport.
What airports are near Austin?
The main airport in Austin is Austin–Bergstrom International. It is also served by George Bush Intercontinental, San Antonio International, William P. Hobby, Victoria Regional, Easterwood, Killeen–Fort Hood Regional, Waco Regional, Corsicana, David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport.
What airports are near Chicago?
The main airport in Chicago is O Hare International. It is also served by General Mitchell International, Gerald R. Ford International, Dane County Regional, General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International, South Bend International, Central Illinois Regional, Quad City International, Fort Wayne International, Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International, Decatur.
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A number of bus and train companies depart from Austin, including Amtrak train.
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