There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Sioux City by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Sioux City  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Sioux City (SUX) ORD - SUX

$196 - $1,635

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Bus  •  11 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Omaha, NE 1205 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Sioux City, IA 502

$85 - $132

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Fly to Sioux Falls, bus  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Sioux Falls (FSD) ORD - FSD
  2. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Sioux City, IA

$210 - $526

Train, bus  •  14 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lincoln Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Lincoln, NE to Omaha, NE
  3. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Sioux City, IA 502

Drive  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Sioux City 533.2 miles

$50 - $80

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Sioux City. However, there are services departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Sioux City, IA via Omaha, NE. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 55 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Sioux City is 454 miles. The road distance is 533.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Sioux City without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to get from Chicago to Sioux City, including transfers.

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Chicago to Sioux City bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Sioux City is to fly which takes 3 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Sioux City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Chicago to Sioux City bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Sioux City, IA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Sioux City is 533 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 42 min to drive from Chicago to Sioux City.

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American Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Sioux City Airport.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Sioux City.
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  • Distance: 453.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 27 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Sioux City, IA, USA?

American Airlines flies from Chicago to Sioux City 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Sioux City via Omaha, NE in around 11 h 55 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sioux City
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sioux Falls
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sioux Falls
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sioux Falls via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Lincoln Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $480
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Sioux City, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
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jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Sioux City, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Lincoln, NE to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com

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There are 24+ hotels available in Sioux City. Prices start at $59 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 .

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