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There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Golconda by plane, taxi, car, bus, car ferry or train

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Fly to Paducah, taxi  •  4h 1m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Paducah (PAH) ORD - PAH
  2. Take a taxi from Paducah to Golconda

$182 - $445

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry, drive  •  13h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Bloomington, IN
  2. Take the bus from Bloomington, IN to Marion, KY
  3. Take the car ferry from Marion, KY to Cave-In-Rock, IL
  4. Drive from Cave-In-Rock, IL to Golconda

$95 - $132

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Fly to Cape Girardeau, drive  •  5h 9m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Cape Girardeau (CGI) ORD - CGI
  2. Drive from Cape Girardeau to Golconda

$140 - $668

Fly to Evansville, bus, car ferry, drive  •  6h 45m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Evansville (EVV) ORD - EVV
  2. Take the bus from Evansville, IN to Marion, KY
  3. Take the car ferry from Marion, KY to Cave-In-Rock, IL
  4. Drive from Cave-In-Rock, IL to Golconda

$204 - $711

Train, taxi  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Carbondale Amtrak Station City Of New Orleans / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Carbondale Amtrak Station to Golconda

$157 - $219

Bus, taxi  •  7h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Marion, Il 1221
  2. Take a taxi from Marion, Il to Golconda

$136 - $179

Drive  •  6h 8m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Golconda 365.7 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Golconda is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Golconda is to fly and taxi which costs $180 - $450 and takes 4h 1m.

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The distance between Chicago and Golconda is 317 miles. The road distance is 365.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Golconda without a car is to train and taxi which takes 6h 33m and costs $150 - $220.

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It takes approximately 4h 1m to get from Chicago to Golconda, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Paducah Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 24m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Golconda is 366 miles. It takes approximately 6h 8m to drive from Chicago to Golconda.

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United Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Paducah Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Golconda. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42m and costs $2 - $5.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Golconda.
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  • Distance: 316.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 1m

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

There is no direct connection from Chicago to Golconda. However, you can take the subway to O'Hare, take the walk to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Paducah, then take the taxi to Golconda. Alternatively, you can take the subway to O'Hare, take the walk to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Cape Girardeau, then take the drive to Golconda.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Paducah
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Paducah via Cape Girardeau
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cape Girardeau
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cape Girardeau via Paducah
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Evansville
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Evansville
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
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 Carbondale Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $50
Bus operators
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Evansville, IN to Marion, KY
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
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hoosierride.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Bloomington, IN
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Bloomington, IN to Marion, KY
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
hoosierride.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 Marion, Il
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $90
Ferry operators
Kentucky Transportation
Website
transportation.ky.gov
Car ferry from Marion, KY to Cave-In-Rock, IL
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
transportation.ky.gov
Other operators
Taxi from Paducah to Golconda
Ave. Duration
55m
Estimated price
$80 - $100

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