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

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Fly  •  3h 34m

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

$196 - $1,635

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Bus Burlington Trailways  •  11h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Omaha, NE 1203 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Sioux City, IA 502

$85 - $130

3 alternative options

Bus Windstar  •  11h 37m

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

$100 - $113

Train, bus  •  12h 23m

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

$111 - $217

Drive  •  8h 42m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Sioux City 533.2 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Sioux City is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 8h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Sioux City is to fly which costs $190 - $1,700 and takes 3h 34m.

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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 11h 55m.

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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 11h 37m and costs $100 - $120.

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It takes approximately 3h 34m 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 3h 34m and costs $190 - $1,700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $120 and takes 11h 37m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Sioux City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 42m.

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

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Sioux City.
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  • Distance: 453.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 34m

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 and Omaha, NE in around 11h 37m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sioux City
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
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 Ottumwa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Bus operators
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Sioux City, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
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jeffersonlines.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ottumwa, IA to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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burlingtontrailways.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Sioux City is 533 miles. It takes approximately 8h 42m 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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There are 22+ hotels available in Sioux City. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42m and costs $2 - $5.

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