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Chicago travel tips

1) Make a wish at the sign on Route 66 in Chicago

The famous Route 66 runs from The Loop to California. It includes the main streets of small towns and villages and is called the Mother Road. You will love the ride along this route: wide horizons, ancient museums, family eateries, and ghost towns are waiting. The best time for such a car trip is May-September.

2) Take a closer look at modern culture at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago

Visitors determine the cost of entry to the Museum of Contemporary Art on their own. The suggested price is $15, but no one will judge you if you leave less or more. The museum is worth seeing for the works of artists such as Meagan Burger, Howardena Pindell, Andy Warhol, and others.

3) Enjoy the wonderful Tiffany mosaics at the Chicago Cultural Center

The Chicago Cultural Center used to be a public library and attracts tourists primarily with its beautiful Tiffany mosaics, especially at Preston Bradley Hall. The rooms in this building were inspired by Palazzo Ducale in Venice and Palazzo in Florence. Check the schedule and come here for a free event!

Travelers usually depart from Tampa International, St. Pete–Clearwater International, Tampa, FL Bus Station, Tampa, FL - Union Station, or Tampa-University of South Florida when they travel from Tampa 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 Tampa and Chicago is 1633 km. The most popular airlines for this route are American Airlines, United Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Delta Air Lines. Tampa and Chicago have 351 direct flights per week.

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NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Tampa to Chicago?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Tampa and Chicago takes around 2.8 hours.
What is the flight distance between Tampa and Chicago?
The flight distance between Tampa and Chicago is 1633 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Tampa and Chicago?
Several carriers operate flights between Tampa and Chicago. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Spirit Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Tampa?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Tampa and Denver, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, London, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Phoenix, Fort Lauderdale, Barcelona, San Francisco, Austin, Sacramento, Paris, Milwaukee, Nashville, Boston.
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, Miami, Salt Lake City, New York, Atlanta, London, Sacramento, Minneapolis, Mexico City, Paris, Austin, Washington, D.C., Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Rome.
Which airports are there in Tampa?
Tampa is mainly served by Tampa International. But there are other airports nearby, including St. Pete–Clearwater International.
What airports are near Tampa?
The main airport in Tampa is Tampa International. It is also served by Southwest Florida International, Orlando Sanford International, Sarasota–Bradenton International, Punta Gorda, Orlando Melbourne International, Gainesville Regional, Daytona Beach International, Naples Municipal, Orlando Executive, Northeast Florida Regional.
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 Tampa?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Tampa, including Greyhound.
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