There are 8 ways to get from Chicago to Fort Collins by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  7 h

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Denver (DEN) ORD - DEN
  2. Take the bus from Denver International Airport to Fort Collins Hub

$64 - $278

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Fly from Chicago Midway, bus  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Denver (DEN) MDW - DEN
  2. Take the bus from Denver International Airport to Fort Collins Hub

$114 - $377

Bus to Milwaukee, fly, bus  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Denver (DEN) MKE - DEN
  3. Take the bus from Denver International Airport to Fort Collins Hub

$134 - $523

Bus to Moline, fly, bus  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Moline Airport
  2. Fly from Moline (MLI) to Denver (DEN) MLI - DEN
  3. Take the bus from Denver International Airport to Fort Collins Hub

$206 - $915

Train, drive  •  24 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Granby Amtrak California Zephyr
  2. Drive from Granby Amtrak to Fort Collins

$161 - $442

Bus via St Louis, Mo  •  27 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Denver, Co
  3. Take the bus from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to Fort Collins Downtown Transit Center

$126 - $309

Bus Burlington Trailways  •  29 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Champaign, Il
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Denver, CO
  3. Take the bus from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to CSU Campus

$150 - $239

Drive  •  15 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Fort Collins 1010.3 miles

$95 - $150

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Fort Collins. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Fort Collins Downtown Transit Center via St Louis, Mo and Denver Bus Center - Greyhound. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 40 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Fort Collins is 915 miles. The road distance is 1010.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Fort Collins without a car is to bus which takes 27 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h to get from Chicago to Fort Collins, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Denver Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 31 min.

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Chicago to Fort Collins bus services, operated by Bustang, arrive at Fort Collins Downtown Transit Center station.

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Fort Collins is 1 h behind Chicago. It is currently 9:33 AM in Chicago and 8:33 AM in Fort Collins.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Fort Collins is 1010 miles. It takes approximately 15 h 40 min to drive from Chicago to Fort Collins.

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Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Denver Airport.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Fort Collins.
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  • Distance: 915.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Fort Collins, CO, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago to Fort Collins via St Louis, Mo, Denver, Co, and Denver Bus Center - Greyhound in around 27 h 40 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Denver via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Milwaukee to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Milwaukee to Denver via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Denver via Madison
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Milwaukee to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Milwaukee to Denver via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Moline to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Moline to Denver via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Moline to Denver via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Milwaukee to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Denver via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Moline to Denver via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $370
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Granby Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Business Coach Seat
$300 - $430
Room
$550 - $800
Bus operators
Green Ride
Website
greenrideco.com
Bus from Denver International Airport to Fort Collins Hub
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Schedules at
greenrideco.com
Book at
greenrideco.com
Coach USA
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Moline Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.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
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210
Bus from Chicago, Il to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bustang
Phone
800-900-3011
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to Fort Collins Downtown Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to CSU Campus
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
ridebustang.com
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