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Chicago travel tips

1) Accommodation in Chicago is expensive – prepare at least $90 per night

Chicago is one of the most expensive cities in America. If you are unlucky with the discounts, you will have to pay at the hotel at least $95 per night. To avoid taking too long to reach attractions, stay at hotels along the lake, from the Near North Side to Chinatown.

2) Check out Humboldt Park in Chicago for a relaxing break and Puerto Rican culture

Humboldt Park has ponds, playgrounds, and tennis courts. In addition, there is a Puerto American Center in Chicago: a cafe with local cuisine and a Museum of Puerto American Art. It also hosts the Puerto Rican Festival and the Latin Jazz Festival.

3) If you are going to a bar or club party in Chicago, bring your passport with you

The local rule says: everyone should provide proof of age (even if you already have a grey beard). So don't forget your passport if you're shopping for alcohol or planning to drop into a party at a local club.

Travelers usually depart from Los Angeles International, Los Angeles, CA Bus Station, Los Angeles, CA - Union Station, Los Angeles - Westwood Amtrak, or Los Angeles, CA - Maravilla when they travel from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles and Chicago is 2805 km. The most popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Spirit Airlines, and Frontier Airlines. Los Angeles and Chicago have 348 direct flights per week.

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United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
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Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
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Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Los Angeles to Chicago?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Los Angeles and Chicago takes around 4.1 hours.
What is the flight distance between Los Angeles and Chicago?
The flight distance between Los Angeles and Chicago is 2805 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Los Angeles and Chicago?
Several carriers operate flights between Los Angeles and Chicago. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include United Airlines, American Airlines, Spirit Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Los Angeles?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Los Angeles and Paris, Guadalajara, Cancún, Mexico City, Las Vegas, Denver, New York, London, Atlanta, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, Cincinnati, Washington, D.C., Lisbon, Berlin, San José del Cabo, Madrid, Munich, Orlando.
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, Tampa, Miami, Salt Lake City, New York, Atlanta, London, Sacramento, Minneapolis, Mexico City, Paris, Austin, Washington, D.C., Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Rome.
What airports are near Los Angeles?
The main airport in Los Angeles is Los Angeles International. It is also served by Los Angeles International, San Diego International, Ontario International, Tijuana International, John Wayne, Hollywood Burbank, Long Beach, Palm Springs International, Santa Maria Public, Santa Barbara Municipal.
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, Fort Wayne International, Quad City International, Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International, University of Illinois Willard.
What buses and trains depart from Los Angeles?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Los Angeles, including Amtrak train.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Los Angeles and Chicago?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Los Angeles and Chicago thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Los Angeles and Chicago can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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