There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Brookings by plane, taxi, 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, taxi  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Sioux Falls (FSD) ORD - FSD
  2. Take a taxi from Sioux Falls to Brookings

$312 - $655

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Bus  •  19 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Fargo, ND 933 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Fargo, ND to Brookings, SD 704

$126 - $185

4 alternative options

Train, bus, taxi  •  15 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Pipestone, MN 925
  3. Take a taxi from Pipestone, MN to Brookings

$262 - $435

Train, bus  •  18 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Fargo, ND 933 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Fargo, ND to Brookings, SD 704

$166 - $321

Night bus, bus, taxi  •  16 h 34 min

  1. Take the night bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Pipestone, MN 925
  3. Take a taxi from Pipestone, MN to Brookings

$232 - $358

Drive  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Brookings 626.6 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Brookings is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 10 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Brookings is to fly and taxi which costs $310 - $700 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Brookings is 495 miles. The road distance is 626.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Brookings without a car is to train and bus and taxi which takes 15 h 47 min and costs $260 - $440.

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Chicago to Brookings, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Sioux Falls Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 39 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Brookings is 627 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 7 min to drive from Chicago to Brookings.

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

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There are nine+ hotels available in Brookings. 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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Map of how to get from Chicago to Brookings.
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  • Distance: 494.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Brookings, SD, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago to Brookings via Minneapolis, MN, Minneapolis, MN, Fargo, ND, and Brookings, SD in around 19 h 2 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sioux Falls via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sioux Falls
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sioux Falls
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
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 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 Pipestone, MN
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
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jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Fargo, ND
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Fargo, ND to Brookings, SD
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
Other operators
Taxi from Sioux Falls to Brookings
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Quicksilver Taxi
Phone
+1 605-376-0107

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