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There are 8 ways to get from Chicago to Valleyfair by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly from Chicago O'Hare, line 410 bus  •  4h 48m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Minneapolis (MSP) ORD - MSP
  2. Take the line 410 bus from Mall of America Transit Station Gate F to Valleyfair Entrance

$72 - $392

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Bus  •  10h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to St Paul, MN Chicago

$37 - $68

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Fly from Chicago Midway, line 410 bus  •  4h 45m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Minneapolis (MSP) MDW - MSP
  2. Take the line 410 bus from Mall of America Transit Station Gate F to Valleyfair Entrance

$266 - $5,512

Train to Milwaukee, fly  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Minneapolis (MSP) MKE - MSP

$163 - $259

Train to South Bend, fly  •  7h

  1. Take the train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
  2. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Minneapolis (MSP) SBN - MSP

$187 - $432

Train  •  10h 7m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Empire Builder

$58 - $82

Night bus  •  11h 12m

  1. Take the night bus from Chicago Amtrak to St Paul "Greyhound"

$51 - $72

Drive  •  7h

  1. Drive from Chicago to Valleyfair 427.4 miles

$40 - $65

Chicago to Valleyfair by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Chicago and Valleyfair is around 20h 9m and covers a distance of around 440 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 20h 9m. Operated by Amtrak, Metro Transit and Minnesota Valley Transit, the Chicago to Valleyfair service departs from Chicago Union Station and arrives in Valleyfair. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
20h 9m
Fastest journey time:
20h 9m
Journey distance:
440 miles
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
$58
Carbon emissions:
40 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:15
Last service departs at:
14:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Valleyfair train, bus and walk schedules

Chicago → Valleyfair
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Valleyfair is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Valleyfair is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Valleyfair is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 20 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Valleyfair is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7h.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Valleyfair is to fly and line 410 bus which costs $260 - $5,500 and takes 4h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Valleyfair. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Valleyfair Entrance via Union Depot & Gate A1 and Mall of America Transit Station Gate F. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 42m.

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The distance between Chicago and Valleyfair is 358 miles. The road distance is 427.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Valleyfair without a car is to train which takes 10h 7m and costs $55 - $85.

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It takes approximately 4h 48m to get from Chicago to Valleyfair, including transfers.

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Chicago to Valleyfair bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Chicago station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Valleyfair is to train which takes 10h 7m and costs $55 - $85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $70 and takes 10h 42m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 16m.

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Chicago to Valleyfair bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at St Paul, MN station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Valleyfair.
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  • Distance: 357.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 48m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Valleyfair, MN, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis 5 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 7h 48m. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Chicago to St Paul, MN once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 8h 20m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $350
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $370
Flights from South Bend to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $430
Flights from South Bend to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $470
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $340
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from South Bend to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $430
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $400
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $240
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
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$230 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
mysouthshoreline.com
Train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Schedules at
mysouthshoreline.com
Bus operators
Minnesota Valley Transit
Phone
+1 952-882-7500
Website
mvta.com
Bus from Mall of America Transit Station Gate F to Valleyfair Entrance
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
mvta.com
Non-Rush Hour
$2 - $3
Rush Hour
$2 - $4
Megabus
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
Night bus from Chicago Amtrak to St Paul
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Valleyfair is 427 miles. It takes approximately 7h to drive from Chicago to Valleyfair.

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Sun Country Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Minneapolis Airport.

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There are 182+ hotels available in Valleyfair. 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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