There are 6 ways to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Charleston by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

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Fly to Champaign, taxi  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Champaign (CMI) ORD - CMI
  2. Take a taxi from Champaign to Charleston

$249 - $599

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Train  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Mattoon Amtrak City Of New Orleans / ...

$67 - $140

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Fly to Decatur, taxi  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Decatur (DEC) ORD - DEC
  2. Take a taxi from Decatur to Charleston

$192 - $242

Bus Peoria Charter Coach Company, train  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Champaign - Illinois Terminal Chicago Area to Champaing SOUTH
  2. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Mattoon Amtrak City Of New Orleans / ...

$82 - $123

Bus Greyhound USA, train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Champaign, Il 1163 / ...
  2. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Mattoon Amtrak City Of New Orleans / ...

$74 - $145

Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Charleston 205 miles

$20 - $29

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The distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and Charleston is 173 miles. The road distance is 205 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Charleston without a car is to train which takes 5 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 46 min to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Charleston, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Champaign Airport is the direct flight which takes 47 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Charleston is 205 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Charleston.

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

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There are 13+ hotels available in Charleston. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Charleston.
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  • Distance: 173 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 46 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Charleston 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 3 h 6 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Decatur
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
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 Mattoon Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $90
Room
$190 - $260
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Mattoon Amtrak
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Champaign - Illinois Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $33
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
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 Chicago, Il to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Other operators
Taxi from Champaign to Charleston
Ave. Duration
59 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Atlas Cab
Phone
+1 217-419-1333
Website
atlascabco.com
Yellow Checker Cab
Phone
+1 217-355-3553
Website
yellowcheckercabchampaign.com

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