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There are 3 ways to get from Chicago to Rockford Airport (RFD) by bus, subway or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Union Station to Rockford Amtrak Station

2 alternative options

Subway, bus

  1. Take the subway from Jackson-Blue to O'Hare
  2. Take the bus from Chicago - OHare Airport to Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal

Drive

  1. Drive from Chicago to Rockford Airport (RFD)
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The most affordable way to get from Chicago to Rockford Airport (RFD) is to drive, which costs $16 - $24 and takes 1h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Rockford Airport (RFD) is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 1h 36m.

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The distance between Chicago and Rockford Airport (RFD) is 79 miles. The road distance is 89.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Rockford Airport (RFD) without a car is to bus which takes 2h 18m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 18m to get from Chicago to Rockford Airport (RFD), including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Rockford Airport (RFD) is 89 miles. It takes approximately 1h 36m to drive from Chicago to Rockford Airport (RFD).

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There are 26+ hotels available in Rockford Airport (RFD). Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Rockford Airport (RFD).
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  • Distance: 79.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 18m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Rockford Airport (RFD), USA?

Amtrak operates a bus from Chicago Union Station to Rockford Amtrak Station hourly, and the journey takes 1h 55m. Vangalder Bus also services this route every 3 hours.

Train operators
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Bus 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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Chicago Union Station to Rockford Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Amtrak
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago Union Station to Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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Bus from Chicago - OHare Airport to Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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