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Recommended option

Bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Grinenell, IA 1204 / ...

$30 - $70

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville Bnsf / ...
  2. Take the bus from Naperville, IL to Grinenell, IA 1201

$33 - $109

6 alternative options

Train, bus, taxi  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Ottumwa Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Ottumwa, IA to Monroe, IA
  3. Take a taxi from Monroe, IA to Grinnell

$151 - $262

Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Davenport, Ia 4567 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Grinenell, IA 1204 / ...

$53 - $104

Drive  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Grinnell 287.2 miles

$28 - $45

Fly to Des Moines, bus  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Des Moines (DSM) ORD - DSM
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Grinenell, IA

$180 - $748

Fly to Cedar Rapids, bus  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Cedar Rapids (CID) ORD - CID
  2. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Grinenell, IA

$170 - $780

Fly to Moline, bus  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Moline (MLI) ORD - MLI
  2. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Grinenell, IA

$220 - $495

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Grinnell, IA, USA?

Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Chicago to Grinnell once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $70 and the journey takes 5 h 55 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Naperville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Ottumwa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Grinenell, IA
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Naperville, IL to Grinenell, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ottumwa, IA to Monroe, IA
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, IA to Grinenell, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Grinenell, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA to Grinenell, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Davenport, Ia
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55
Other operators
Taxi from Monroe, IA to Grinnell
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago and Grinnell is 422 km. The road distance is 460 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Grinnell is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 45 min.

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Grinnell is to drive which takes 4 h 45 min and costs $28 - $45.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Grinenell, IA. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

The bus from Chicago, IL to Grinenell, IA takes 5 h 55 min including transfers and departs once daily.