There are 9 ways to get from Chicago to North Dakota by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Fargo  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Fargo (FAR) ORD - FAR

$195 - $571

Cheapest option

Train  •  13 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Fargo Amtrak Empire Builder

$90 - $270

7 alternative options

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Bismarck  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Bismarck (BIS) ORD - BIS

$182 - $458

Fly Chicago Midway to Fargo  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Fargo (FAR) MDW - FAR

$195 - $570

Fly Chicago Midway to Bismarck  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Bismarck (BIS) MDW - BIS

$172 - $497

Fly Chicago Midway to Grand Forks  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Grand Forks (GFK) MDW - GFK

$211 - $497

Fly Chicago Midway to Minot  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Minot (MOT) MDW - MOT

$224 - $1,106

Bus  •  16 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Minneapolis, MN 966 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Fargo, ND 933 / ...

$140 - $212

Drive  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Fargo 645.2 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to North Dakota is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 10 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to North Dakota is to fly which costs $190 - $600 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Fargo Amtrak. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 9 min.

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The distance between Chicago and North Dakota is 751 miles. The road distance is 645.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to North Dakota without a car is to train which takes 13 h 9 min and costs $90 - $270.

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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Chicago to North Dakota, including transfers.

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Chicago to North Dakota train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to North Dakota is to fly which takes 3 h 35 min and costs $190 - $600. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $90 - $270 and takes 13 h 9 min, you could also bus, which costs $140 - $220 and takes 16 h 31 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Fargo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Chicago to North Dakota train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Fargo Amtrak station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to North Dakota.
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  • Distance: 750.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and North Dakota, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Fargo every 4 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Fargo 3 times a day. Tickets cost $90 - $270 and the journey takes 13 h 9 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fargo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bismarck via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fargo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fargo via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Fargo via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Bismarck via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Bismarck via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Grand Forks via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $950
Flights from Chicago Midway to Grand Forks via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $950
Flights from Chicago Midway to Grand Forks via Atlanta, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $950
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minot via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minot via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fargo
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bismarck
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bismarck via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fargo
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bismarck
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $550
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Fargo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
13 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Room
$390 - $550
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Milwaukee to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Fargo, ND
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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