There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Grinnell by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 55 min

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

$30 - $70

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Train, bus  •  6 h 36 min

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

$37 - $109

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 Cedar Rapids, bus  •  6 h 35 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 Des Moines, bus  •  6 h 58 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 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

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

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

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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.

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The distance between Chicago and Grinnell is 264 miles. The road distance is 287.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Grinnell without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 55 min and costs $30 - $70.

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

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

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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Chicago to Grinnell bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Grinenell, IA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Grinnell is 287 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to drive from Chicago to Grinnell.

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  • Distance: 264 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.com
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 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
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
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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
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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 Iowa City, IA to Grinenell, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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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
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 Davenport, Ia
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport.

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There are four+ hotels available in Grinnell. 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 43 min and costs $2 - $5.

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