There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Branson by plane, taxi, car, train or bus

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 Springfield, taxi  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Springfield (SGF) ORD - SGF
  2. Take a taxi from Springfield to Branson

$252 - $485

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  18 h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Little Rock, Ar 1227
  2. Take the bus from Little Rock, AR to Branson / Hollister, MO 120

$110 - $223

5 alternative options

Fly to Branson  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Branson (BKG) ORD - BKG

$223 - $681

Fly to Fayetteville, drive  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Fayetteville (XNA) ORD - XNA
  2. Drive from Fayetteville to Branson

$191 - $450

Train, bus  •  13 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak Southwest Chief
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Branson / Hollister, MO 121

$130 - $268

Bus Megabus  •  20 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Little Rock
  2. Take the bus from Little Rock, AR to Branson / Hollister, MO 120

$119 - $155

Drive  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Branson 550.8 miles

$50 - $80

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Branson is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 9 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Branson is to fly which costs $220 - $700 and takes 4 h 1 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Branson is 472 miles. The road distance is 550.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from Chicago to Branson, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Branson, MO, USA?

Silver Airways flies from Chicago to Branson 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Branson via Little Rock, Ar, Little Rock, AR, and Branson / Hollister, MO in around 18 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fayetteville
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fayetteville
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Branson
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$290 - $410
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Branson / Hollister, MO
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Little Rock, AR to Branson / Hollister, MO
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Greyhound USA
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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 Little Rock, Ar
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170
Other operators
Taxi from Springfield to Branson
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$90 - $120

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