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Bus via Iowa City - Coralville  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City - Coralville Chicago

$98 - $125

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Cedar Rapids, Ia Btw1485

$91 - $122

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 4m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Ely 235.6 miles

$23 - $35

Fly  •  2h 56m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Cedar Rapids (CID) ORD - CID

$148 - $327

Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Cedar Rapids (CID) flights

The flight time between Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and Cedar Rapids (CID) is around 1h 10m and covers a distance of around 196 miles. The fastest flight normally takes 1h 3m. Services are operated by United Airlines and American Airlines. Typically 62 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
1h 10m
Fastest flight journey time:
1h 3m
Flight distance:
196 miles
Flights per week:
62
Cheapest price:
$158
Carbon emissions:
103 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
07:55
Last flight departs at:
19:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Cedar Rapids (CID) flight schedules

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

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The social distance requirement in Ely is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Ely is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4h 4m.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago to Ely is to fly which takes 2h 56m and costs $140 - $330.

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The distance between Chicago and Ely is 205 miles. The road distance is 235.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Ely without a car is to bus via Iowa City - Coralville which takes 4h 42m and costs $95 - $130.

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It takes approximately 4h 42m to get from Chicago to Ely, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Ely is to bus via Iowa City - Coralville which takes 4h 42m and costs $95 - $130. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $140 - $330 and takes 2h 56m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Ely is 236 miles. It takes approximately 4h 4m to drive from Chicago to Ely.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport.

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  • Distance: 204.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 42m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Ely, Linn County, IA, USA?

Windstar operates a bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City - Coralville once daily. Tickets cost $18 - $26 and the journey takes 4h 15m. Alternatively, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Chicago to Ely every 3 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Bus operators
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City - Coralville
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
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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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