There are 4 ways to get from Appleton to Rockford by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Appleton, WI to Madison, WI – Dutchmill Park & Ride 105
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Dutch Mill P&R to Rockford, IL

Cheapest option

Bus to Green Bay, fly, bus  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Appleton, Wi to Green Bay, Wi
  2. Fly from Green Bay (GRB) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) GRB - ORD
  3. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford

$210 - $400

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Appleton to Rockford 179.3 miles

$17 - $26

Fly from Appleton, bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Appleton (ATW) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) ATW - ORD
  2. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford

$292 - $696

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The distance between Appleton and Rockford is 143 miles. The road distance is 179.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Appleton to Rockford without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Appleton to Rockford, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Appleton Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Appleton to Rockford is 179 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to drive from Appleton to Rockford.

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

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There are 24+ hotels available in Rockford. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Appleton to Appleton Airport is to taxi which takes 8 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Appleton to Rockford.
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  • Distance: 142.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

What companies run services between Appleton, WI, USA and Rockford, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Appleton to Rockford via Madison, WI – Dutchmill Park & Ride, Madison, WI - Dutch Mill P&R, and Rockford, IL in around 5 h 30 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Appleton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from Green Bay to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Appleton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Green Bay to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $500
Bus operators
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Appleton, WI to Madison, WI – Dutchmill Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from Appleton, WI to Green Bay, WI - Metro
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Dutch Mill P&R to Rockford, IL
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Burlington Trailways
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 Appleton, Wi to Green Bay, Wi
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $21

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