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

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

Subway, bus  •  3 h 34 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

Cheapest option

Subway, train, bus  •  4 h 19 min

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

$14 - $68

2 alternative options

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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It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Northern Illinois University, including transfers.

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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 LaSalle, 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
47 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Subway from O'Hare to LaSalle
Ave. Duration
44 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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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
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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
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Bus from Naperville Rt59 to Dekalb
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
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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