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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Paola by train, taxi, car, plane or bus

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Train, taxi

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City
  2. Take a taxi from Kansas City to Paola

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Drive

  1. Drive from Chicago to Paola

Fly Chicago Midway to Kansas City, bus, taxi

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Kansas City (MCI)
  2. Take the bus from On Wyandotte Between 11Th And 10Th Northbound to On E Santa Fe St At 175Th St / Gardner Tradenet
  3. Take a taxi from On E Santa Fe St At 175Th St / Gardner Tradenet to Paola

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Kansas City, bus, taxi

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Kansas City (MCI)
  2. Take the bus from On Wyandotte Between 11Th And 10Th Northbound to On E Santa Fe St At 175Th St / Gardner Tradenet
  3. Take a taxi from On E Santa Fe St At 175Th St / Gardner Tradenet to Paola

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Springfield, drive

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Springfield (SGF)
  2. Drive from Springfield to Paola

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Manhattan, bus, taxi

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Manhattan (MHK)
  2. Take the bus from Manhattan to Lawrence
  3. Take a taxi from Lawrence to Paola
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Paola is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Paola is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Paola is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Paola is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 9h 22m.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago to Paola is to fly and drive which takes 6h 19m and costs $170 - $550.

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The distance between Chicago and Paola is 448 miles. The road distance is 558.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Paola without a car is to train and taxi which takes 8h and costs $150 - $210.

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It takes approximately 8h to get from Chicago to Paola, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Kansas City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Paola is 558 miles. It takes approximately 9h 22m to drive from Chicago to Paola.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Kansas City Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Paola. Prices start at $100 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 $1 - $5.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Paola.
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  • Distance: 447.8 miles
  • Duration: 8h

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Paola, KS, USA?

There is no direct connection from Chicago to Paola. However, you can take the train to Kansas City then take the taxi to Paola. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Paola.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Flights from Chicago Midway to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $280
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Manhattan
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $320
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Ride KC
Phone
+1 816-221-0660
Website
ridekc.org
Bus from On Wyandotte Between 11Th And 10Th Northbound to On E Santa Fe St At 175Th St / Gardner Tradenet
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
ridekc.org
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 Manhattan to Lawrence
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$30 - $50
Other operators
Taxi from Kansas City to Paola
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Crown Cab
Phone
+1 816-753-9300

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