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There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Cataract by train, bus, night bus, car, plane or taxi

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Train  •  4h 46m

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

$105 - $140

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the night bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Tomah, Wi 4730

$82 - $109

3 alternative options

Bus  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Union Station to Madison Amtrak Bus Stop Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Madison to Sparta, WI 966

Drive  •  4h 25m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Cataract 268.8 miles

$26 - $40

Fly, taxi  •  3h 33m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to La Crosse (LSE) ORD - LSE
  2. Take a taxi from La Crosse to Cataract

$148 - $515

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Cataract is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Cataract is to fly and taxi which costs $140 - $550 and takes 3h 33m.

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The distance between Chicago and Cataract is 224 miles. The road distance is 268.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Cataract without a car is to train which takes 4h 46m and costs $100 - $140.

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It takes approximately 4h 46m to get from Chicago to Cataract, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Cataract is to train which takes 4h 46m and costs $100 - $140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7h 2m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to La Crosse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 8m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Cataract is 269 miles. It takes approximately 4h 25m to drive from Chicago to Cataract.

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American Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to La Crosse Airport.

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There are 10+ hotels available in Cataract. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 224.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 46m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Tomah Amtrak Station 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 4h 12m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Cataract via Madison Amtrak Bus Stop, Madison, and Sparta, WI in around 7h 2m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to La Crosse
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
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 Tomah Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $100
Bus 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
Bus from Chicago Union Station to Madison Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Madison to Sparta, WI
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
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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 Tomah, Wi
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$55 - $80
Other operators
Taxi from La Crosse to Cataract
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Coulee Region Taxi
Phone
+1-608-881-2050
Website
crtaxi.com

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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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