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There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Ripon by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

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

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Train, bus via Milwaukee Intermodal Station  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Hiawatha Service
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Fond Du Lac, Wi 4716 / ...

$95 - $157

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport Airport Express from Chicago O'hare / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee Airport to Oshkosh Airport 210

$88 - $127

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Columbus Amtrak Empire Builder
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, WI - Amtrak to Waupun, WI 106

$98 - $156

Drive  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Ripon 173.9 miles

$17 - $25

Fly to Appleton, taxi  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Appleton (ATW) ORD - ATW
  2. Take a taxi from Appleton to Ripon

$312 - $725

Fly to Green Bay, drive  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Green Bay (GRB) ORD - GRB
  2. Drive from Green Bay to Ripon

$128 - $285

Fly to Milwaukee, bus  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Milwaukee (MKE) ORD - MKE
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee Airport to Fond Du Lac, WI

$185 - $468

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Ripon is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Ripon is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 7 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Ripon is 150 miles. The road distance is 173.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Ripon without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 12 min and costs $95 - $160.

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Chicago to Ripon, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Appleton Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Ripon is 174 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to drive from Chicago to Ripon.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Appleton Airport.

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There are 10+ hotels available in Ripon. 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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Map of how to get from Chicago to Ripon.
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  • Distance: 149.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 12 min

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

You can take a bus from Chicago to Ripon via O'Hare, Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport, Milwaukee, WI - Airport, Milwaukee Airport, and Oshkosh Airport in around 6 h 9 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Appleton
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Green Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Appleton
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Green Bay
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
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 Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Chicago Union Station to Columbus Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Bus operators
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
Bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Fond Du Lac, Wi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $28
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI to Fond Du Lac, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from Columbus, WI - Amtrak to Waupun, WI
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from Milwaukee Airport to Oshkosh Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from Milwaukee Airport to Fond Du Lac, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Coach USA
Other operators
Taxi from Appleton to Ripon
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Fox Valley Cab
Phone
+1 920-734-4545
Website
facebook.com
Able Taxi and Tours
Phone
+1 920-265-7760
Website
abletaxiandtours.com
Appleton Yellow Taxi
Phone
+1 920-733-4444
Website
appletonyellowtaxi.com

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