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There are 4 ways to get from Chicago to Ely by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  3h 3m

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

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Bus via Davenport  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Davenport, Ia Btw1205 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Davenport, Ia to Cedar Rapids, Ia Btw1494

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Bus  •  7h 44m

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

Drive  •  4h 4m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Ely 235.6 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Ely is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 4h 4m.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago to Ely is to fly which takes 3h 3m and costs $180 - $480.

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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 Davenport which takes 5h 59m and costs $75 - $130.

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It takes approximately 3h 3m to get from Chicago to Ely, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Ely is to fly which takes 3h 3m and costs $180 - $480. Alternatively, you can bus via Davenport, which costs $75 - $130 and takes 5h 59m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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  • Distance: 204.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 3m

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

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Chicago to Ely every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Ely via Davenport, Ia and Cedar Rapids, Ia in around 5h 59m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $450
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Phone
1(800) 992-4618
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Davenport, Ia
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, Ia to Cedar Rapids, Ia
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
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burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Cedar Rapids, Ia
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
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burlingtontrailways.com
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 Davenport
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $65

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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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