Look out Chicago, lots of Eagles fans are packing their bags

Paul Kurtz
January 03, 2019 - 4:37 pm
If you're planning to travel to Chicago for this weekends Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears playoff game, you have plenty of options.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you're planning to travel to Chicago for this weekend's Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears playoff game, you have plenty of options. 

It's been a busy week for South Philadelphia-based AAA Travel Agent Karen Fischer.

"My phone started to ring Dec. 31, New Year's Eve, with a lot of interest in either flying or traveling down to Chicago," she said. 

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Flying seems to be the preferred mode of travel, but Fischer says it's a little pricey. She's also getting a lot of questions from fans about the 10 to 12 hour drive out there. 

"It's an easy trip, about 750 miles. But you figure if you have four guys or two couples it could be a lot of fun. Especially after the holidays, something to look forward to," she said. 
 
Philadelphia's proximity to Chicago is just close enough for Eagles fans to also get there by train and bus, if you're up for at least 15 hours on the road or rails.   

Megabus is offering a special round trip deal for the Wild-Card Round. The double decker bus is scheduled to pull out of its spot near 30th Street Station at 7.30 Saturday evening, arriving in Chicago at 9.30 Sunday morning. The ride back begins at 11.30 Sunday night. 

Tickets are currently going for $99 each way.