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.

Recommended option

Fly to Ironwood, travel  •  5 h 25 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 27 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 20 min

  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 52 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak
  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  •  15 h 1 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

Train, Amtrak Thruway, bus, travel  •  17 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak
  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.

It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to get from Chicago to Apostle Islands, including transfers.

More details

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 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Duluth
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 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
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Duluth via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak
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
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
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
Twice 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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com

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