There are 7 ways to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Ottumwa by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Burlington, train  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Burlington (BRL) ORD - BRL
  2. Take the train from Burlington Amtrak to Ottumwa Amtrak

$94 - $131

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Train  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak California Zephyr

$52 - $135

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Fly to Des Moines, bus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Des Moines (DSM) ORD - DSM
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA

$202 - $742

Fly to Cedar Rapids, bus  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Cedar Rapids (CID) ORD - CID
  2. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids, IA to Mt. Pleasant, IL
  3. Take the bus from Mt. Pleasant, IL to Ottumwa, IA

$177 - $733

Bus  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport to Peoria Southbound
  2. Take the bus from Peoria, IL to Ottumwa, IA 1401

$66 - $95

Bus Greyhound USA  •  13 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Davenport, Ia 4567 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Ottumwa, IA 1491,1401 / ...

$60 - $110

Drive  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Ottumwa 316.7 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Ottumwa. However, there are services departing from Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport and arriving at Ottumwa, IA via Peoria, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 35 min.

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The distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and Ottumwa is 244 miles. The road distance is 316.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Ottumwa without a car is to train which takes 6 h 47 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Ottumwa, including transfers.

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Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Ottumwa bus services, operated by Peoria Charter Coach Company, depart from Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport station.

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Ottumwa is to train which takes 6 h 47 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Burlington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Ottumwa bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Ottumwa, IA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Ottumwa is 317 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Ottumwa.

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Air Choice One offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Burlington Airport.

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Map of how to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Ottumwa.
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  • Distance: 243.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Ottumwa once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $130 and the journey takes 4 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Ottumwa via Peoria and Peoria, IL in around 9 h 35 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $120
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 Burlington Amtrak to Ottumwa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Chicago Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids, IA to Mt. Pleasant, IL
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Mt. Pleasant, IL to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Peoria, IL to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, IA to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport to Peoria
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
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 Davenport, Ia
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55

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