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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Apostle Islands by plane, bus or train

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 Ironwood, travel  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Ironwood (IWD) ORD - IWD
  2. Travel from Ironwood to Apostle Islands

5 alternative options

Fly to Hancock, travel  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Hancock (CMX) ORD - CMX
  2. Travel from Hancock to Apostle Islands

Fly to Duluth, bus, travel  •  8 h

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Duluth (DLH) ORD - DLH
  2. Take the bus from Duluth Transportation Center East to Ashland
  3. Travel from Ashland to Apostle Islands

Train, bus, travel  •  14 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
  2. Take the bus from St. Paul to Duluth, MN 907 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Duluth Transportation Center East to Ashland
  4. Travel from Ashland to Apostle Islands

Bus, travel  •  14 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to St Paul, MN
  2. Take the bus from St. Paul to Duluth, MN 907 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Duluth Transportation Center East to Ashland
  4. Travel from Ashland to Apostle Islands

Bus, Amtrak Thruway, travel  •  18 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Escanaba, MI
  3. Take the bus from Escanaba, MI to Ironwood
  4. Take the bus from Ironwood to Ashland
  5. Travel from Ashland to Apostle Islands

Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago and Apostle Islands is 382 miles.

The best way to get from Chicago to Apostle Islands without a car is to train and bus and travel which takes 14 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from Chicago to Apostle Islands, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Ironwood Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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

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There are one+ hotels available in Apostle Islands. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $2 - $5.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Apostle Islands.
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  • Distance: 382.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 24 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Apostle Islands, WI, USA?

There is no direct connection from Chicago to Apostle Islands. However, you can take the subway to O'Hare, take the walk to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Ironwood, then take the travel to Apostle Islands. Alternatively, you can take the subway to O'Hare, take the walk to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Hancock, then take the travel to Apostle Islands.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Hancock
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Duluth
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $310
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ironwood
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
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 Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Duluth Transportation Center East to Ashland
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Milwaukee to Escanaba
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Escanaba, MI to Ironwood
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Ironwood to Ashland
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from St. Paul to Duluth, MN
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
jeffersonlines.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.

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 Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$28 - $35
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 Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Escanaba, MI
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com

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