There are 3 ways to get from Chicago to Galena by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Galena 1486 / ...

$35 - $55

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Galena 165 miles

$16 - $24

Fly  •  3 h 6 min

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

$232 - $450

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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 takes 3 h 6 min and costs $230 - $450.

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The distance between Chicago and Galena is 239 km. The road distance is 264 km.

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

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

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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. Alternatively, American Airlines flies from Chicago to Galena 3 times a day.

American Airlines
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dubuque
Ave. Duration
54 min
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Bus operators

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