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There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Fayetteville by plane, car, train, night bus or bus

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Fly to Fayetteville  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Fayetteville (XNA) ORD - XNA

$222 - $490

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Bus  •  17 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo
  3. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Fayetteville, AR 117

$109 - $223

5 alternative options

Fly to Springfield, drive  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Springfield (SGF) ORD - SGF
  2. Drive from Springfield to Fayetteville

$176 - $386

Train, night bus  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Amtrak Southwest Chief
  2. Take the night bus from Kansas City, MO to Fayetteville, AR 113

$116 - $254

Train, bus  •  13 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Amtrak Southwest Chief
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Fayetteville, AR 117

$121 - $261

Bus, night bus  •  20 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Kansas City, MO 803 / ...
  3. Take the night bus from Kansas City, MO to Fayetteville, AR 113

$127 - $212

Drive  •  10 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Fayetteville 659.6 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Fayetteville is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 10 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Fayetteville is to fly which costs $220 - $490 and takes 4 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Fayetteville. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Fayetteville, AR via St Louis, Mo and Kansas City, MO. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 30 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Fayetteville is 536 miles. The road distance is 659.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Fayetteville without a car is to train and night bus which takes 13 h 15 min and costs $110 - $260.

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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Chicago to Fayetteville, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Fayetteville is to fly which takes 4 h 7 min and costs $220 - $490. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $230 and takes 17 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Fayetteville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Chicago to Fayetteville bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Fayetteville, AR station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Fayetteville.
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  • Distance: 536 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 7 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Fayetteville, AR, USA?

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago to Fayetteville every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Fayetteville via St Louis, Mo, Kansas City, Mo, and Kansas City, MO in around 17 h 30 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fayetteville
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fayetteville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fayetteville
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
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 Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$290 - $410
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Night bus from Kansas City, MO to Fayetteville, AR
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
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jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.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, Il to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Fayetteville is 660 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 53 min to drive from Chicago to Fayetteville.

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

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There are 45+ hotels available in Fayetteville. Prices start at $64 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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