There are 8 ways to get from Ames to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) by plane, bus, subway or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DSM - ORD

$179 - $740

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL 1486

$54 - $93

6 alternative options

Bus to Cedar Rapids, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Cedar Rapids
  2. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CID - ORD

$151 - $743

Bus to Waterloo, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Waterloo, IA
  2. Fly from Waterloo (ALO) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) ALO - ORD

$176 - $726

Bus to Mason City, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Mason City, IA
  2. Fly from Mason City (MCW) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MCW - ORD

$99 - $242

Fly Des Moines to Chicago Midway, subway  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Chicago Midway (MDW) DSM - MDW
  2. Take the subway from Jackson-Blue to O'Hare

$193 - $899

Bus via Des Moines, IA  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Des Moines, IA 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL 1202 / ...

$73 - $118

Drive  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Ames to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) 356.6 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ames to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 5 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ames to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to fly which costs $170 - $750 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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The distance between Ames and Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 295 miles. The road distance is 356.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Ames to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), including transfers.

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Map of how to get from Ames to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD).
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  • Distance: 295.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 20 min

What companies run services between Ames, IA, USA and Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), USA?

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Ames to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ames to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) via Des Moines, IA, Chicago, IL, and Clinton-Blue in around 9 h 15 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Waterloo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Mason City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Train operators
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Waterloo, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Mason City, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com

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