There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Beaver Dam by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Columbus Amtrak Empire Builder

$46 - $94

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Fond Du Lac, Wi 4716
  2. Take the bus from Fond du Lac, WI to Beaver Dam, WI 105

$33 - $63

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Bus Megabus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Madison - Langdon & N Park
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Beaver Dam, WI 106

$33 - $47

Drive  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Beaver Dam 153.6 miles

$15 - $22

Fly to Appleton, bus  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Appleton (ATW) ORD - ATW
  2. Take the bus from Appleton, WI to Beaver Dam, WI

$261 - $655

Fly to Madison, line 02 bus, bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Madison (MSN) ORD - MSN
  2. Take the line 02 bus from North Transfer Point to University & N Lake
  3. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Beaver Dam, WI

$211 - $578

Fly to Green Bay, bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Green Bay (GRB) ORD - GRB
  2. Take the bus from Green Bay, WI - Metro to Beaver Dam, WI

$173 - $345

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Beaver Dam is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Beaver Dam is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Beaver Dam. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Beaver Dam, WI via Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Beaver Dam is 126 miles. The road distance is 153.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Beaver Dam without a car is to train which takes 4 h 2 min and costs $45 - $95.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Chicago to Beaver Dam, including transfers.

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Chicago to Beaver Dam bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Chicago station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Beaver Dam is to train which takes 4 h 2 min and costs $45 - $95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 30 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 Beaver Dam bus services, operated by Lamers Bus Lines, arrive at Beaver Dam, WI station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Beaver Dam.
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  • Distance: 126.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Beaver Dam 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 2 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Beaver Dam via Madison - Langdon & N Park and Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin in around 5 h 30 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 Madison
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
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 Madison
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $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 Columbus Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Bus operators
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Beaver Dam, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from Fond du Lac, WI to Beaver Dam, WI
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from Appleton, WI to Beaver Dam, WI
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from Green Bay, WI - Metro to Beaver Dam, WI
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Fond Du Lac, Wi
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Metro Transit-City of Madison
Website
cityofmadison.com
Bus from North Transfer Point to University & N Lake
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cityofmadison.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Beaver Dam is 154 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to drive from Chicago to Beaver Dam.

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

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There are 10+ hotels available in Beaver Dam. 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 43 min and costs $2 - $5.

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