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

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Fly from Chicago Midway, bus  •  4h 57m

  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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Fly from Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  5h 9m

  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

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Bus to Milwaukee, fly, bus  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Minneapolis (MSP) MKE - MSP
  3. Take the bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport to Northfield - Downtown

$147 - $385

Train, bus  •  10h 53m

  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 Northfield - Downtown 3,5 / ...

$83 - $191

Bus  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Madison - Langdon & N Park
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison to Minneapolis, MN - Mall of America
  3. Take the bus from Mall of America to Carleton College 3,5 / ...

$88 - $123

Night bus, bus  •  11h 52m

  1. Take the night bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to St Paul, Mn 4730
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport to Carleton College 3,5 / ...

$61 - $124

Drive  •  6h 52m

  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 6h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Northfield is to fly and bus which costs $75 - $290 and takes 4h 57m.

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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 Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison and Mall of America. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 30m.

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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 10h 53m and costs $80 - $200.

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It takes approximately 4h 57m 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 1h 25m.

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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 6h 52m to drive from Chicago to Northfield.

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  • Distance: 332.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 57m

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

You can take a bus from Chicago to Northfield via Madison - Langdon & N Park, Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison, Minneapolis, MN - Mall of America, and Mall of America in around 11h 30m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis via Mason City
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
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 St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
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
1h 3m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
northfieldlines.com
Book at
northfield.betterez.com
Bus from Mall of America to Carleton College
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 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
1h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
northfieldlines.com
Book at
northfield.betterez.com
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison to Minneapolis, MN - Mall of America
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to St Paul, Mn
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110

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

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There are 18+ hotels available in Northfield. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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

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