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

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Fly from Chicago Midway, bus  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Minneapolis (MSP) MDW - MSP
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport to Northfield - Downtown

$77 - $289

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Bus Megabus  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis to Carleton College 2 / ...

$52 - $69

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Fly from Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Minneapolis (MSP) ORD - MSP
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport to Northfield - Downtown

$57 - $220

Train to Milwaukee, fly, bus  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Minneapolis (MSP) MKE - MSP
  3. Take the bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport to Northfield - Downtown

$155 - $419

Train, bus  •  10 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Empire Builder
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport to Carleton College 3,5 / ...

$83 - $191

Bus Jefferson Lines  •  12 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN 966
  3. Take the bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport to Northfield - Downtown 3,5 / ...

$95 - $144

Drive  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Northfield 403.7 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Northfield is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Northfield is to fly and bus which costs $75 - $290 and takes 4 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Northfield. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Carleton College via Minneapolis. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 6 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Northfield is 333 miles. The road distance is 403.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Northfield without a car is to train and bus which takes 10 h 56 min and costs $80 - $200.

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It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Chicago to Northfield, including transfers.

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Chicago to Northfield bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Chicago station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Chicago to Northfield bus services, operated by Northfield Lines, arrive at Carleton College station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Northfield is 404 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 52 min to drive from Chicago to Northfield.

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  • Distance: 332.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 52 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Northfield, MN, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago to Northfield via Minneapolis, MN and Minneapolis in around 11 h 6 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
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 Milwaukee Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Bus operators
Northfield Lines
Phone
1-888-670-8068 / +1 (651) 203-8888
Email
pwilliams@northfieldlines.com
Website
northfieldlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport to Northfield - Downtown
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
northfieldlines.com
Book at
northfield.betterez.com
Bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport to Carleton College
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
northfieldlines.com
Book at
northfield.betterez.com
Bus from Minneapolis to Carleton College
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
northfieldlines.com
Book at
northfield.betterez.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 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-St Paul Airport, MN
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Minneapolis Airport.

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There are 15+ hotels available in Northfield. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23 min and costs $2 - $4.

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