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

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Bus  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Decatur "Greyhound"

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Train, bus  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Champaign-Urbana City Of New Orleans / ...
  2. Take the bus from Champaign to Decatur "Greyhound"

Drive  •  3h 1m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Decatur 181.1 miles

Fly to Decatur  •  2h 53m

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

Fly to Springfield, taxi  •  3h 33m

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

Fly to Champaign, bus  •  4h 41m

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

Chicago to Decatur by bus

The bus journey time between Chicago and Decatur is around 4h and covers a distance of around 183 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 4h. Services are operated by Greyhound USA. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
4h
Fastest bus time:
4h
Bus distance:
183 miles
Buses per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$24
Carbon emissions:
36 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
17:30
Last bus departs at:
17:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Decatur bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Decatur is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Decatur is to fly which costs $70 - $150 and takes 2h 53m.

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

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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 bus which takes 4h and costs $24 - $35.

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The bus from Chicago to Decatur takes 4h including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Decatur is to bus which takes 4h and costs $24 - $35. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $70 - $150 and takes 2h 53m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Decatur Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 3m.

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

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  • Distance: 157.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to Decatur once daily. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 4h. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from Chicago to Decatur twice daily.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Decatur
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $220
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $350
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 Champaign-Urbana
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
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 Chicago to Decatur
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Champaign to Decatur
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$28 - $40
Other operators
Taxi from Springfield to Decatur
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
King's Taxi
Phone
+1-217-206-0253
Website
kings-taxi.business.site

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Decatur is 181 miles. It takes approximately 3h 1m to drive from Chicago to Decatur.

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United Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Decatur Airport.

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There are 15+ hotels available in Decatur. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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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 $1 - $5.

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