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

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Bus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Galena, IL 1485 / ...

$35 - $55

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Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Galena 165 miles

$16 - $24

Fly to Dubuque  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Dubuque (DBQ) ORD - DBQ

$232 - $450

Fly to Moline, drive  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Moline (MLI) ORD - MLI
  2. Drive from Moline to Galena

$191 - $429

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Galena is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Galena is to fly which costs $230 - $450 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Galena, IL. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Galena is 149 miles. The road distance is 165 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Galena without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 10 min and costs $35 - $55.

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The bus from Chicago, IL to Galena, IL takes 4 h 10 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Chicago to Galena bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Galena is to bus which takes 4 h 10 min and costs $35 - $55. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $230 - $450 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Dubuque Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Chicago to Galena bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Galena, IL station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Galena.
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  • Distance: 149.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Galena, IL, USA?

Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Chicago to Galena once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 4 h 10 min. Alternatively, American Airlines flies from Chicago to Galena 3 times a day.

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American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dubuque
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Galena is 165 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to drive from Chicago to Galena.

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American Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Dubuque Airport.

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There are 33+ hotels available in Galena. Prices start at $77 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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