How to get from Chicago Union Station to Cedar Rapids

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Recommended option

Bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Cedar Rapids, IA 1489 / ...

$48 - $66

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville Bnsf / ...
  2. Take the bus from Naperville Amtrak to Cedar Rapids, IA 1492

$45 - $101

4 alternative options

Train Amtrak, bus  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Galesburg Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Galesburg Amtrak to Davenport, IA
  3. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Cedar Rapids, IA

$92 - $178

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Davenport, Ia 4567 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Cedar Rapids, IA 1492 / ...

$55 - $109

Drive  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Chicago Union Station to Cedar Rapids 250.1 miles

$24 - $40

Fly  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Cedar Rapids (CID) ORD - CID

$124 - $707

What companies run services between Chicago Union Station, IL, USA and Cedar Rapids, IA, USA?

Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Chicago Union Station to Cedar Rapids once a week. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 5 h 45 min. Alternatively, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago Union Station to Cedar Rapids every 3 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Amtrak
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
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Cedar Rapids, IA
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Naperville Amtrak to Cedar Rapids, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Galesburg Amtrak to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, IA to Cedar Rapids, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago Union Station and Cedar Rapids is 332 km. The road distance is 400 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chicago Union Station to Cedar Rapids is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4 h 11 min.

The quickest way to get from Chicago Union Station to Cedar Rapids is to drive which takes 4 h 11 min and costs $24 - $40.

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago Union Station to Cedar Rapids. However, there are services departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Gtc via Cedar Rapids Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 15 min to get from Chicago Union Station to Cedar Rapids, including transfers.