There are 8 ways to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Wisconsin Dells 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 La Crosse, train  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to La Crosse (LSE) ORD - LSE
  2. Take the train from La Crosse Amtrak to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak

$189 - $698

Cheapest option

Train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak Empire Builder

$42 - $105

6 alternative options

Fly to Milwaukee, train  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Milwaukee (MKE) ORD - MKE
  2. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak

$144 - $449

Fly to Madison, bus  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Madison (MSN) ORD - MSN
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Portage, WI - Amtrak

$231 - $600

Fly to Wausau/Marshfield, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Wausau/Marshfield (CWA) ORD - CWA
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Wausau / Rothschild, WI to Portage, WI – Amtrak

Fly to Appleton, Amtrak Thruway, train  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Appleton (ATW) ORD - ATW
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Appleton, WI to Columbus, WI
  3. Take the train from Columbus Amtrak to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak

$285 - $684

Bus  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak Airport Express from Chicago O'hare / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Wisconsin Dells, Wi 4720 / ...

$57 - $95

Drive  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Wisconsin Dells 183.5 miles

$18 - $26

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Wisconsin Dells is to drive which costs $18 - $26 and takes 3 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Wisconsin Dells is to drive which costs $18 - $26 and takes 3 h 6 min.

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The distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and Wisconsin Dells is 149 miles. The road distance is 183.5 miles.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Wisconsin Dells without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 51 min and costs $55 - $95.

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Map of how to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Wisconsin Dells.
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  • Distance: 149 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 34 min

What companies run services between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), USA and Wisconsin Dells, WI, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Wisconsin Dells via Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak, Milwaukee, Wi, and Wisconsin Dells, Wi in around 4 h 51 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Wisconsin Dells 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $100 and the journey takes 3 h 34 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Wausau/Marshfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Appleton
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to La Crosse
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Wausau/Marshfield
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Appleton
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from La Crosse Amtrak to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Columbus Amtrak to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak
Ave. Duration
47 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
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$190 - $280
Bus operators
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Portage, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from Appleton, WI to Columbus, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Wausau / Rothschild, WI to Portage, WI – Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Appleton, WI to Columbus, WI
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Coach USA
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Wisconsin Dells, Wi
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40

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