There are 6 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.

Recommended option

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

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

$95 - $157

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Chicago, IL to Madison, WI - Park and Ride 8960
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI – Dutchmill Park & Ride to Waupun, WI 106

$66 - $80

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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 24 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, bus  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Green Bay (GRB) ORD - GRB
  2. Take the bus from Green Bay, Wi to Oshkosh

$211 - $397

Questions & Answers

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

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

You can take a bus from Chicago to Ripon via Madison, WI - Park and Ride, Madison, WI – Dutchmill Park & Ride, and Waupun, WI in around 6 h 58 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Appleton
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Green Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Appleton
Ave. Duration
54 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
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak
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 - $210
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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
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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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $28
Bus from Green Bay, Wi to Oshkosh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
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 Madison, WI – Dutchmill Park & Ride to Waupun, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from Green Bay, WI - Metro to Oshkosh, WI - Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
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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