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There are 4 ways to get from Chicago to Cedar Falls by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Waterloo  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Waterloo (ALO) ORD - ALO

$137 - $674

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Waterloo, IA 1485 / ...

$52 - $92

2 alternative options

Fly to Cedar Rapids, bus  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Cedar Rapids (CID) ORD - CID
  2. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Waterloo, IA

$169 - $770

Drive  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Cedar Falls 310.7 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Cedar Falls is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Cedar Falls is to fly which costs $130 - $700 and takes 2 h 53 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Cedar Falls is 252 miles. The road distance is 310.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Cedar Falls without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 25 min and costs $50 - $95.

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It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from Chicago to Cedar Falls, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Cedar Falls is to fly which takes 2 h 53 min and costs $130 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $95 and takes 6 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Waterloo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 6 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Cedar Falls is 311 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to drive from Chicago to Cedar Falls.

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

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There are 29+ hotels available in Cedar Falls. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Cedar Falls.
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  • Distance: 252.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 53 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Cedar Falls, IA, USA?

American Airlines flies from Chicago to Cedar Falls twice daily. Alternatively, Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Chicago to Cedar Falls once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $70 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Waterloo, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Waterloo, IA
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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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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