There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Decatur by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

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Train, bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Illini / ...
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to Decatur, Il 4819

$44 - $98

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Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Rs Decatur Il, Il 1163 / ...

$23 - $60

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Drive  •  3 h

  1. Drive from Chicago to Decatur 181.1 miles

$17 - $26

Fly to Decatur  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Decatur (DEC) ORD - DEC

$68 - $90

Fly to Springfield, taxi  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Springfield (SPI) ORD - SPI
  2. Take a taxi from Springfield to Decatur

$207 - $495

Fly to Champaign, bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Champaign (CMI) ORD - CMI
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to Decatur, Il

$142 - $482

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Decatur is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Decatur is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Rs Decatur Il, Il. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

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The distance between Chicago and Decatur is 158 miles. The road distance is 181.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Decatur without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 45 min and costs $40 - $100.

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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Chicago to Decatur, including transfers.

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Chicago to Decatur bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Decatur is to bus which takes 4 h and costs $23 - $60. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $65 - $90 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Decatur Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Chicago to Decatur bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Rs Decatur Il, Il station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Decatur.
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  • Distance: 157.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Decatur, IL, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to Decatur hourly. Tickets cost $23 - $60 and the journey takes 4 h. Alternatively, Cape Air flies from Chicago to Decatur 3 times a day.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Decatur
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
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 Champaign-Urbana Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
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
Bus from Champaign, Il to Decatur, Il
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
Bus from Chicago, Il to Rs Decatur Il, Il
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Other operators
Taxi from Springfield to Decatur
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Decatur is 181 miles. It takes approximately 3 h to drive from Chicago to Decatur.

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Cape Air offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Decatur Airport.

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Book your Chicago to Decatur bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Decatur. Prices start at $56 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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