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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Bismarck by plane, train, bus, night bus 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.

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Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Bismarck (BIS) ORD - BIS

$182 - $458

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Bus  •  19 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Bismarck, ND 933

$112 - $164

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Fly from Chicago Midway  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Bismarck (BIS) MDW - BIS

$172 - $497

Train, bus  •  18 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Empire Builder
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Bismarck, ND 933

$143 - $287

Night bus, bus  •  19 h 20 min

  1. Take the night bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Minneapolis, Mn 4730
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Bismarck, ND 933

$122 - $223

Drive  •  13 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Bismarck 839.1 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Bismarck is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 13 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Bismarck is to fly which costs $180 - $460 and takes 4 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Bismarck. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Bismarck, ND via Minneapolis, MN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 3 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Bismarck is 737 miles. The road distance is 839.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Bismarck without a car is to train and bus which takes 18 h 50 min and costs $140 - $290.

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It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to get from Chicago to Bismarck, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Bismarck is to fly which takes 4 h 14 min and costs $180 - $460. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $170 and takes 19 h 3 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Bismarck Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 27 min.

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Chicago to Bismarck bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Bismarck, ND station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Bismarck.
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  • Distance: 737 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 14 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Bismarck, ND, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Bismarck every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Bismarck via Minneapolis, MN and Minneapolis, MN in around 19 h 3 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bismarck via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Bismarck via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bismarck
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bismarck via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bismarck
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $550
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
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
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Bismarck, ND
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
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jeffersonlines.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
Night bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Bismarck is 839 miles. It takes approximately 13 h 34 min to drive from Chicago to Bismarck.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Bismarck Airport.

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There are 34+ hotels available in Bismarck. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $2 - $5.

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