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There are 4 ways to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Northern Illinois University by subway, bus, train, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Subway, bus  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the subway from O'Hare to UIC-Halsted Blue Line
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Dekalb 4567 / ...

$15 - $34

3 alternative options

Subway, train, bus  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the subway from O'Hare to Clinton-Blue
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville
  3. Take the bus from Naperville Rt59 to Dekalb

$18 - $68

Drive  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Northern Illinois University 62.7 miles

$6 - $9

Towncar  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Take a town car from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Northern Illinois University 62.7 miles

$170 - $250

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Northern Illinois University is to drive which costs $6 - $9 and takes 1 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Northern Illinois University is to drive which costs $6 - $9 and takes 1 h 7 min.

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The distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and Northern Illinois University is 45 miles. The road distance is 62.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Northern Illinois University without a car is to subway and bus which takes 4 h 3 min and costs $15 - $35.

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It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Northern Illinois University, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Northern Illinois University is 63 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 7 min to drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Northern Illinois University.

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Map of how to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Northern Illinois University.
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  • Distance: 45.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 3 min

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

There is no direct connection from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Northern Illinois University. However, you can take the subway to UIC-Halsted, take the walk to Chicago, Il, take the bus to Dekalb, then take the walk to Northern Illinois University. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Northern Illinois University via Clinton-Blue, Chicago Union Station, Naperville, Naperville Rt59, and Dekalb in around 4 h 19 min.

Train operators
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Phone
+1 888-968-7282
Website
transitchicago.com
Subway from O'Hare to UIC-Halsted
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Subway from O'Hare to Clinton-Blue
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.com
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 Naperville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
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 Chicago, Il to Dekalb
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Bus from Naperville Rt59 to Dekalb
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Northern Illinois University
Estimated price
$170 - $250

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