There are 3 ways to get from Chicago to Columbia by plane, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Columbia (COU) ORD - COU

$177 - $390

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo 1353
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Columbia, Mo 1323 / ...

$83 - $168

1 alternative option

Drive  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Columbia 415 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Columbia is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 6 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Columbia is to fly which costs $170 - $390 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Columbia is 321 miles. The road distance is 415 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Chicago to Columbia, including transfers.

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago to Columbia 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Columbia via St Louis, Mo and Columbia, Mo in around 8 h 28 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbia
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Columbia
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Bus operators
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 St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Columbia, Mo
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45

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