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Fly from Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  4h 20m

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

$82 - $200

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Bus  •  10h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis to Carleton College 12 / ...

$49 - $75

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Fly from Chicago Midway, bus  •  4h 17m

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

$208 - $2,320

Train to Milwaukee, fly, bus  •  5h 46m

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

$185 - $266

Train, bus  •  9h 48m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Empire Builder
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport to Northfield - Downtown 12 / ...

$71 - $92

Bus via Madison  •  10h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Union Station to Madison Amtrak Bus Stop
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Lake St. to Mall of America - IKEA - Bloomington
  3. Take the bus from Mall of America to Carleton College 12 / ...

$82 - $102

Drive  •  6h 44m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Northfield 403.3 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 6h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Northfield is to fly and bus which costs $200 - $2,400 and takes 4h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago station to Northfield. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at Carleton College via Madison, WI-Lake St. and Mall of America. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 33m.

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The distance between Chicago and Northfield is 333 miles. The road distance is 403.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Northfield without a car is to train and bus which takes 9h 48m and costs $70 - $95.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m to get from Chicago to Northfield, including transfers.

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Chicago to Northfield bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 16m.

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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 403 miles. It takes approximately 6h 44m to drive from Chicago to Northfield.

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  • Distance: 332.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 20m

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

You can take a bus from Chicago to Northfield via Madison Amtrak Bus Stop, Madison, WI-Lake St., Mall of America - IKEA - Bloomington, and Mall of America in around 10h 33m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $170
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $430
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $320
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$230 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
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
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
northfieldlines.com
Book at
northfield.betterez.com
Bus from Mall of America to Carleton College
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
northfieldlines.com
Book at
northfield.betterez.com
Bus from Minneapolis to Carleton College
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
northfieldlines.com
Book at
northfield.betterez.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Chicago Union Station to Madison Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago Union Station to Madison, WI-Lake St.
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Lake St. to Mall of America - IKEA - Bloomington
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
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Sun Country Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Minneapolis Airport.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Northfield. 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 $2 - $5.

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