Travel within United States is: Fully open. See details.

Need a hotel room in Centerville?

Book now

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

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

Train, taxi  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak Station California Zephyr
  2. Take a taxi from Ottumwa Amtrak Station to Centerville

$183 - $230

Cheapest option

Fly to Des Moines, drive  •  4h 56m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Des Moines (DSM) ORD - DSM
  2. Drive from Des Moines to Centerville

$96 - $298

3 alternative options

Bus, taxi  •  9h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Burlington, Ia
  2. Take the bus from Burlington, Ia to Ottumwa
  3. Take a taxi from Ottumwa to Centerville

$208 - $261

Drive  •  6h 28m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Centerville 353.4 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Burlington, bus, taxi  •  7h 4m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Burlington (BRL) ORD - BRL
  2. Take the bus from Burlington, Ia to Ottumwa
  3. Take a taxi from Ottumwa to Centerville

$222 - $284

Chicago → Centerville
Fully open

Travel safe during COVID-19

Rules to follow in United States

2m

Recommended

Recommended

Travel within United States

Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

COVID-19 help in United States

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 800-232-4636

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, travel within United States is currently allowed.

Explore travel options

Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

Explore travel options

The national COVID-19 helpline number in Centerville is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Centerville is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Centerville is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 22 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Centers for Disease control and prevention (CDC).

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
Visit Rome2rio travel advice for general help.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Centerville is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6h 28m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Centerville is to fly and drive which costs $95 - $300 and takes 4h 56m.

More details

The distance between Chicago and Centerville is 285 miles. The road distance is 353.4 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Chicago to Centerville without a car is to train and taxi which takes 5h 56m and costs $180 - $230.

More details

It takes approximately 5h 56m to get from Chicago to Centerville, including transfers.

More details

The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Des Moines Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 14m.

Search flights

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Centerville is 353 miles. It takes approximately 6h 28m to drive from Chicago to Centerville.

Get driving directions

American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Des Moines Airport.

Search flights

There are four+ hotels available in Centerville. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $2 - $5.

More details

Map of how to get from Chicago to Centerville.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 285.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 56m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Centerville, Appanoose County, IA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Chicago to Centerville. However, you can take the train to Ottumwa Amtrak Station then take the taxi to Centerville. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Burlington, Ia, take the bus to Ottumwa, then take the taxi to Centerville.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Phone
1(800) 992-4618
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Burlington, Ia
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Burlington, Ia to Ottumwa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Other operators
Taxi from Ottumwa Amtrak Station to Centerville
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Estimated price
$140 - $170

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.