There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Appleton by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Appleton  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Appleton (ATW) ORD - ATW

$241 - $629

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Appleton, Wi 4716

$24 - $60

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Fly to Green Bay, bus  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Green Bay (GRB) ORD - GRB
  2. Take the bus from Green Bay, Wi to Appleton, Wi

$159 - $332

Train, bus  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Hiawatha Service
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Appleton, Wi 4716 / ...

$44 - $99

Bus Lamers Bus Lines  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport Airport Express from Chicago O'hare / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee Airport to Appleton 210

$46 - $75

Drive  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Appleton 194 miles

$19 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Appleton is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Appleton is to fly which costs $240 - $650 and takes 2 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Appleton, Wi. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 55 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Appleton is 171 miles. The road distance is 194 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Appleton without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 49 min and costs $40 - $100.

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It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to get from Chicago to Appleton, including transfers.

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Chicago to Appleton bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Appleton is to fly which takes 2 h 45 min and costs $240 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $24 - $60 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Appleton Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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Chicago to Appleton bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Appleton, Wi station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Appleton.
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  • Distance: 170.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 45 min

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago to Appleton every 4 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to Appleton every 2 hours. Tickets cost $24 - $60 and the journey takes 4 h 55 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Appleton
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Green Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Appleton
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Green Bay
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $500
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 Milwaukee Intermodal Station
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 - $220
Bus operators
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 Green Bay, Wi to Appleton, Wi
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Appleton, Wi
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Chicago, Il to Appleton, Wi
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Green Bay, WI - Metro to Appleton, WI
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
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Bus from Milwaukee, WI to Appleton
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from Milwaukee Airport to Appleton
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Appleton is 194 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to drive from Chicago to Appleton.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Appleton Airport.

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Book your Chicago to Appleton bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 35+ hotels available in Appleton. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 43 min and costs $2 - $5.

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