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

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Bus, drive

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Dubuque, Ia
  2. Drive from Dubuque, Ia to Marion

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City - Coralville

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Galesburg Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Galesburg, Il to Davenport, Ia
  3. Take the bus from Davenport, Ia to Cedar Rapids, Ia

Drive

  1. Drive from Chicago to Marion

Fly to Dubuque, drive

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Dubuque (DBQ)
  2. Drive from Dubuque to Marion

Fly to Cedar Rapids, line 5 bus

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Cedar Rapids (CID)
  2. Take the line 5 bus from GTC Bay 5 to Twixt Town Rd Transfer

Fly to Waterloo, bus

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Waterloo (ALO)
  2. Take the bus from Waterloo, Ia to Cedar Rapids, Ia

Chicago to Marion by bus

7 Weekly Buses
7h 26m Average Duration
$26 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Marion is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Marion is to fly and drive which costs $170 - $330 and takes 3h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Marion. However, there are services departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at 6th Ave & 10th St via Coralville Intermodal Facility, GTC Bay 5 and Twixt Town Rd & Southview Dr. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 26m.

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The distance between Chicago and Marion is 205 miles. The road distance is 227.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Marion without a car is to bus which takes 7h 26m and costs $26 - $35.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m to get from Chicago to Marion, including transfers.

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Chicago to Marion bus services, operated by Windstar, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Dubuque Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 4m.

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Chicago to Marion bus services, operated by Windstar, arrive at Iowa City - Coralville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Marion is 227 miles. It takes approximately 4h 10m to drive from Chicago to Marion.

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  • Distance: 205.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 45m

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

Windstar operates a bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City - Coralville once daily. Tickets cost $18 - $26 and the journey takes 4h 15m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dubuque
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $440
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $350
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $340
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $390
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Galesburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $80
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Phone
1(800) 992-4618
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Dubuque, Ia
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Galesburg, Il to Davenport, Ia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, Ia to Cedar Rapids, Ia
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
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burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Waterloo, Ia to Cedar Rapids, Ia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City - Coralville
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Cedar Rapids Transit
Phone
+1 319-286-5573
Email
CRTransit@cedar-rapids.org
Website
cedar-rapids.org
Bus from GTC Bay 5 to Twixt Town Rd Transfer
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cedar-rapids.org

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

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There are 41+ hotels available in Marion. 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 42 min and costs $1 - $5.

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