There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Ripon by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

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Train, bus via Milwaukee Intermodal Station  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Hiawatha Service
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Fond Du Lac, Wi 4716 / ...

$95 - $157

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Train, bus  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Columbus Amtrak Empire Builder
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, WI - Amtrak to Waupun, WI 106

$98 - $156

Drive  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Ripon 173.9 miles

$17 - $25

Fly to Appleton, taxi  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Appleton (ATW) ORD - ATW
  2. Take a taxi from Appleton to Ripon

$312 - $725

Fly to Green Bay, bus, taxi  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Green Bay (GRB) ORD - GRB
  2. Take the bus from Green Bay, Wi to Oshkosh
  3. Take a taxi from Oshkosh to Ripon

$211 - $397

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Ripon is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Ripon is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 7 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Ripon is 150 miles. The road distance is 173.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Ripon without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 12 min and costs $95 - $160.

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Chicago to Ripon, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Appleton Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Ripon is 174 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to drive from Chicago to Ripon.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Appleton Airport.

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There are 11+ hotels available in Ripon. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 43 min and costs $2 - $5.

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  • Distance: 149.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 12 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Ripon, WI, USA?

There is no direct connection from Chicago to Ripon. However, you can take the train to Milwaukee Intermodal Station, take the walk to Milwaukee, Wi, take the bus to Fond Du Lac, Wi, then take the taxi to Ripon. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Chicago to Ripon via Columbus Amtrak, Columbus, WI - Amtrak, and Waupun, WI in around 4 h 50 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Appleton
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Green Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Appleton
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Green Bay
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $500
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Chicago Union Station to Columbus Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Fond Du Lac, Wi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $28
Bus from Green Bay, Wi to Oshkosh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI to Fond Du Lac, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from Columbus, WI - Amtrak to Waupun, WI
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from Green Bay, WI - Metro to Oshkosh, WI - Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Other operators
Taxi from Appleton to Ripon
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Fox Valley Cab
Phone
+1 920-734-4545
Website
facebook.com
Able Taxi and Tours
Phone
+1 920-265-7760
Website
abletaxiandtours.com
Appleton Yellow Taxi
Phone
+1 920-733-4444
Website
appletonyellowtaxi.com

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