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

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 Appleton  •  2 h 45 min

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

$241 - $629

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 55 min

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

$24 - $60

4 alternative options

Fly to Green Bay, bus  •  4 h 30 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 44 min

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

$44 - $99

Bus Lamers Bus Lines  •  6 h 51 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

Questions & Answers

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 takes 2 h 45 min and costs $240 - $650.

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The distance between Chicago and Appleton is 273 km. The road distance is 310 km.

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

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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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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 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Green Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Appleton
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Green Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $500
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Greyhound USA
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
webstore.golamers.com
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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