There are 4 ways to get from Cedar Falls to Chicago by plane, bus or car

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Fly from Waterloo  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Waterloo (ALO) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) ALO - ORD

$138 - $673

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Bus  •  6 h 22 min

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

$63 - $100

2 alternative options

Bus to Cedar Rapids, fly  •  4 h 23 min

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

$169 - $770

Drive  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Cedar Falls to Chicago 311.7 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Cedar Falls to Chicago is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cedar Falls to Chicago is to fly which costs $130 - $700 and takes 2 h 7 min.

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The distance between Cedar Falls and Chicago is 252 miles. The road distance is 311.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Cedar Falls to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 22 min and costs $60 - $100.

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It takes approximately 2 h 7 min to get from Cedar Falls to Chicago, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Cedar Falls to Chicago is to fly which takes 2 h 7 min and costs $130 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $100 and takes 6 h 22 min.

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The quickest flight from Waterloo Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 13 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cedar Falls to Chicago is 312 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to drive from Cedar Falls to Chicago.

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American Airlines offers flights from Waterloo Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 574+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $104 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cedar Falls to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 252.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 7 min

What companies run services between Cedar Falls, IA, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

American Airlines flies from Cedar Falls to Chicago twice daily. Alternatively, Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Cedar Falls to Chicago once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $70 and the journey takes 5 h 31 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Waterloo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Waterloo, IA to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Waterloo, IA to Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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