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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Portage Amtrak Empire Builder

$35 - $95

6 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - Amtrak to Madison, WI University
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Portage, WI - Amtrak 111

$42 - $45

Drive  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Portage Station 179.4 miles

$17 - $26

Fly to Madison, line 02 bus, bus  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Madison (MSN) ORD - MSN
  2. Take the line 02 bus from North Transfer Point to University & N Park
  3. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Portage, WI - Amtrak

$208 - $574

Fly to Milwaukee, train  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Milwaukee (MKE) ORD - MKE
  2. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Portage Amtrak

$143 - $456

Fly to Wausau/Marshfield, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Wausau/Marshfield (CWA) ORD - CWA
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Wausau / Rothschild, WI to Portage, WI – Amtrak

Fly to La Crosse, train  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to La Crosse (LSE) ORD - LSE
  2. Take the train from La Crosse Amtrak to Portage Amtrak

$193 - $734

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Portage Station, WI, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Portage Station 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $95 and the journey takes 3 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Portage Station via Madison, WI University and Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin in around 5 h 15 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Wausau/Marshfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Wausau/Marshfield
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to La Crosse
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Portage Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Portage Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from La Crosse Amtrak to Portage Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - Amtrak to Madison, WI University
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Portage, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Metro Transit-City of Madison
Website
cityofmadison.com
Bus from North Transfer Point to University & N Park
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cityofmadison.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chicago to Portage Station?

The distance between Chicago and Portage Station is 239 km. The road distance is 287 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chicago to Portage Station?

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Portage Station is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 4 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Chicago to Portage Station?

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Portage Station is to drive which takes 3 h 4 min and costs $17 - $26.

Is there a direct train between Chicago and Portage Station?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Portage Amtrak. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 16 min.

Is there a direct bus between Chicago and Portage Station?

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Portage Station. However, there are services departing from Chicago, IL - Amtrak and arriving at Portage, WI - Amtrak via Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

How long does it take to get from Chicago to Portage Station?

The train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Portage Amtrak takes 3 h 16 min including transfers and departs three times a day.