There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Ball State University by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Megabus  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Indianapolis, IN
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Muncie Ball State Univ, IN Indianapolis

$32 - $55

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Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Muncie Ball State Univ, IN Indianapolis

$51 - $80

Train, bus  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Hoosier State / ...
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Muncie Ball State Univ, IN Indianapolis

$54 - $123

Drive  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Ball State University 231.3 miles

$22 - $35

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Fort Wayne, drive  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Fort Wayne (FWA) ORD - FWA
  2. Drive from Fort Wayne to Ball State University

$89 - $266

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis, bus  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Indianapolis (IND) ORD - IND
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Muncie Ball State Univ, IN

$82 - $242

Fly Chicago Midway to Indianapolis, bus  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Indianapolis (IND) MDW - IND
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Muncie Ball State Univ, IN

$97 - $291

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Ball State University is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Ball State University is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Ball State University. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Muncie Ball State Univ, IN via Indianapolis, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 51 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Ball State University is 164 miles. The road distance is 231.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Ball State University without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 51 min and costs $30 - $55.

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It takes approximately 6 h 51 min to get from Chicago to Ball State University, including transfers.

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Chicago to Ball State University bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Chicago station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Fort Wayne Airport is the direct flight which takes 54 min.

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Chicago to Ball State University bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Muncie Ball State Univ, IN station.

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Ball State University is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 9:42 PM in Chicago and 10:42 PM in Ball State University.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Ball State University is 231 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to drive from Chicago to Ball State University.

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

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Ball State University.
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  • Distance: 164.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 51 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Ball State University, IN, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago to Ball State University via Indianapolis, IN, Indianapolis, IN, and Muncie Ball State Univ, IN in around 6 h 51 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fort Wayne
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fort Wayne
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fort Wayne
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
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 Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Muncie Ball State Univ, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
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hoosierride.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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hoosierride.com

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