There are 5 ways to get from Chicago Union Station to Cedar Rapids by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  7 h 15 min

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

$48 - $66

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 44 min

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

$49 - $101

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 15 min

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

$124 - $707

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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.

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

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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.

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The distance between Chicago Union Station and Cedar Rapids is 207 miles. The road distance is 250.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago Union Station to Cedar Rapids without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 15 min and costs $45 - $70.

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

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Chicago Union Station to Cedar Rapids bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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The best way to get from Chicago Union Station to Cedar Rapids is to bus which takes 7 h 15 min and costs $45 - $70. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $120 - $750 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Chicago Union Station to Cedar Rapids.
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  • Distance: 207.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 15 min

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 twice daily. 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
56 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 10 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
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station 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
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Cedar Rapids, IA
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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 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

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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