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There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Brainerd Airport (BRD) by plane, train, taxi, bus or car

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Fly from Chicago O'Hare

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Brainerd (BRD)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Brainerd, MN

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Fly from Chicago Midway

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Brainerd (BRD)

Train, taxi

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Staples Amtrak Station
  2. Take a taxi from Staples Amtrak Station to Brainerd Airport (BRD)

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Brainerd, MN

Bus via Saint Paul

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to St Paul, MN
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis / St Paul Airport to Perkins Restaurant & Bakery - Brainerd

Drive

  1. Drive from Chicago to Brainerd Airport (BRD)

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Brainerd Airport (BRD) is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 9h 9m.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago to Brainerd Airport (BRD) is to fly which takes 5h 2m and costs $360 - $600.

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The distance between Chicago and Brainerd Airport (BRD) is 452 miles. The road distance is 543.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Brainerd Airport (BRD) without a car is to train and taxi which takes 12h 2m and costs $140 - $190.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Chicago to Brainerd Airport (BRD), including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Brainerd Airport (BRD) is to fly which takes 5h 2m and costs $360 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus via Saint Paul, which costs $140 - $160 and takes 13h 52m.

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There is no direct flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Brainerd Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Brainerd Airport (BRD) is 544 miles. It takes approximately 9h 9m to drive from Chicago to Brainerd Airport (BRD).

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Brainerd Airport.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Brainerd Airport (BRD).
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  • Distance: 451.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 2m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Brainerd Airport (BRD), USA?

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago to Brainerd Airport (BRD) every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Brainerd Airport (BRD) via St Paul, MN, Sibley St & 4th St, MSP Terminal 1 Transit Station, Minneapolis / St Paul Airport, and Perkins Restaurant & Bakery - Brainerd in around 13h 52m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Brainerd via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $380
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Brainerd via Atlanta, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $430
Flights from Chicago Midway to Brainerd via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Chicago Midway to Brainerd via Atlanta, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Staples Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
11h 11m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$65 - $90
Premium
$260 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$130 - $190
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$230 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
+1-858-800-8898
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Brainerd, MN
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
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jeffersonlines.com
Groome Transportation
Phone
+1 320-316-0943
Website
groometransportation.com
Bus from Minneapolis / St Paul Airport to Perkins Restaurant & Bakery - Brainerd
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
groometransportation.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 to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Other operators
Taxi from Staples Amtrak Station to Brainerd Airport (BRD)
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100

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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 $1 - $5.

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