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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Duluth, line 5 bus  •  5h 47m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Duluth (DLH) ORD - DLH
  2. Take the line 5 bus from Door 8 in to Grand Ave & 44 AW

$92 - $269

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Fly Chicago Midway to Duluth  •  7h 15m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Duluth (DLH) MDW - DLH

$56 - $169

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis, bus  •  6h 49m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Minneapolis (MSP) ORD - MSP
  2. Take the bus from St. Paul to Duluth, MN

$96 - $233

Fly Chicago Midway to Minneapolis, bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Minneapolis (MSP) MDW - MSP
  2. Take the bus from St. Paul to Duluth, MN

$220 - $2,353

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Ironwood, bus  •  7h 8m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Ironwood (IWD) ORD - IWD
  2. Take the bus from Hurley, WI to Duluth, MN

$96 - $195

Train, bus  •  11h 3m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Empire Builder
  2. Take the bus from St. Paul to Duluth, MN 907 / ...

$80 - $119

Bus  •  11h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to St Paul, MN Chicago
  2. Take the bus from St. Paul to Duluth, MN 907 / ...

$59 - $105

Night bus, bus  •  12h 5m

  1. Take the night bus from Chicago Amtrak to St Paul "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from St. Paul to Duluth, MN 907 / ...

$73 - $109

Drive  •  7h 47m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Duluth, MN 470.1 miles

$45 - $70

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Duluth, MN is 800-232-4636.

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The most affordable way to get from Chicago to Duluth, MN is to drive, which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Duluth, MN is to fly and line 5 bus which costs $90 - $270 and takes 5h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Duluth, MN. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Duluth, MN via St. Paul. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 35m.

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The distance between Chicago and Duluth, MN is 406 miles. The road distance is 470.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Duluth, MN without a car is to train and bus which takes 11h 3m and costs $75 - $120.

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It takes approximately 5h 47m to get from Chicago to Duluth, MN, including transfers.

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Chicago to Duluth, MN bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Chicago station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Duluth, MN is to fly which takes 7h 15m and costs $55 - $170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $110 and takes 11h 35m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Duluth Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Chicago to Duluth, MN bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Duluth, MN station.

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  • Distance: 406.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 47m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Duluth, MN, USA?

Delta and Southwest Airlines fly from Chicago to Duluth, MN every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Duluth, MN via St Paul, MN and St. Paul in around 11h 35m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Duluth via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Flights from Chicago Midway to Duluth via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $190
Flights from Chicago Midway to Duluth via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $170
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Duluth
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ironwood
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ironwood
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
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 St. Paul-Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$230 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Duluth Transit Authority
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from St. Paul to Duluth, MN
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
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jeffersonlines.com
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Hurley, WI to Duluth, MN
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Megabus
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
Night bus from Chicago Amtrak to St Paul
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Duluth, MN is 470 miles. It takes approximately 7h 47m to drive from Chicago to Duluth, MN.

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United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Duluth Airport.

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There are 44+ hotels available in Duluth, MN. 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 $2 - $5.

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