Directions from Chicago to Ottumwa

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 53 min

  1. California Zephyr

$50 - $130

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 45 min

  1. 1491,1401 / ...

$35 - $75

5 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  11 h 50 min

  1. 4567 / ...
  2. 1491,1401 / ...

$58 - $104

Drive  •  5 h 26 min

  1. 320.8 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Burlington, train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. ORD - BRL

$92 - $137

Fly to Des Moines, bus  •  6 h 44 min

  1. ORD - DSM

$216 - $800

Fly to Cedar Rapids, bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. ORD - CID

$174 - $785

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

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Ottumwa once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $130 and the journey takes 4 h 53 min. Alternatively, Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Chicago to Ottumwa once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $75 and the journey takes 9 h 45 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Ottumwa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Burlington Amtrak to Ottumwa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$150 - $210
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, IA to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Monroe, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Monroe, IA to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids, IA to Mt. Pleasant, IL
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Mt. Pleasant, IL to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Davenport, Ia
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago and Ottumwa is 410 km. The road distance is 513 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Ottumwa is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 26 min.

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Ottumwa is to train which takes 4 h 53 min and costs $50 - $130.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Ottumwa Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 53 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Ottumwa, IA. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 45 min.

The train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Ottumwa Amtrak takes 4 h 53 min including transfers and departs once daily.