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

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Recommended option

Train, taxi  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Irving Park to Harvard Up-Nw
  2. Take a taxi from Harvard to Rockford

$111 - $146

Cheapest option

Subway, bus  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the subway from O'Hare to Clinton-Blue Blue Line
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL 1485 / ...

$50 - $71

4 alternative options

Subway, Amtrak Thruway  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the subway from O'Hare to Clinton-Blue Blue Line
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL 8960

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Union Station, Jackson & Canal Chicago Area to Champaing SOUTH
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL 8960

Drive  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Rockford 71.9 miles

$7 - $11

Towncar  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take a town car from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Rockford 71.9 miles

$190 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Rockford is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Rockford is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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The distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and Rockford is 65 miles. The road distance is 71.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Rockford without a car is to train and taxi which takes 3 h 43 min and costs $110 - $150.

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It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Rockford, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Rockford is 72 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 23 min to drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Rockford.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Rockford. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Rockford.
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  • Distance: 64.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 43 min

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

You can take a bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Rockford via Union Station, Jackson & Canal, Chicago, IL, and Rockford, IL in around 4 h 50 min.

Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Irving Park to Harvard
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus 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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Union Station, Jackson & Canal
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Other operators
Private Transfers
Website
jayride.com
Towncar from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Rockford
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$190 - $270
Private
$190 - $270
Taxi from Harvard to Rockford
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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