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There are 10 ways to get from Chicago to Waterloo by plane, bus, car or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Toronto, bus  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Toronto (YYZ) ORD - YYZ
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - Pearson International Airport to Kitchener, ON - 15 Charles Street West

$114 - $385

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Bus  •  11 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to London, ON 5509 / 5534 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London, ON to Kitchener St Charles St W, ON 5540 / ...

$50 - $123

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Erie, drive  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Erie (ERI) ORD - ERI
  2. Drive from Erie to Waterloo

$169 - $795

Fly Chicago Midway to Billy Bishop Toronto City, bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) MDW - YTZ
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - University & Wellington to Wilfrid Laurier University, ON

$117 - $402

Fly Chicago Midway to Buffalo, Thru-Bus, bus  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Buffalo (BUF) MDW - BUF
  2. Take the Thru-Bus from Buffalo, NY - Airport to Hamilton, ON
  3. Take the bus from Hamilton GO Centre to Waterloo, ON - Wilfrid Laurier University

$154 - $455

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo, Thru-Bus, bus  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Buffalo (BUF) ORD - BUF
  2. Take the Thru-Bus from Buffalo, NY - Airport to Hamilton, ON
  3. Take the bus from Hamilton GO Centre to Waterloo, ON - Wilfrid Laurier University

$144 - $426

Bus to Milwaukee, fly to Toronto, bus  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Toronto (YYZ) MKE - YYZ
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - Pearson International Airport to Kitchener, ON - 15 Charles Street West

$174 - $510

Train  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Port Huron Amtrak Blue Water
  2. Take the train from Sarnia to Kitchener VIA Rail

$101 - $238

Bus Greyhound USA  •  11 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to London, On 5508 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London, ON to Kitchener St Charles St W, ON 5540 / ...

$54 - $135

Drive  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Waterloo 465.5 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Waterloo is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 7 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Waterloo is to fly and bus which costs $110 - $410 and takes 6 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Waterloo. However, there are services departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Kitchener St Charles St W, ON via London, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 14 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Waterloo is 380 miles. The road distance is 465.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Waterloo without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 14 min and costs $45 - $130.

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It takes approximately 6 h 51 min to get from Chicago to Waterloo, including transfers.

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Chicago to Waterloo bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Waterloo is to train which takes 10 h 52 min and costs $100 - $240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $130 and takes 11 h 14 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Toronto Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 34 min.

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Chicago to Waterloo bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Kitchener St Charles St W, ON station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Waterloo.
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  • Distance: 379.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 51 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Waterloo, ON, Canada?

You can take a train from Chicago to Waterloo via Port Huron Amtrak and Sarnia in around 10 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Waterloo via London, ON in around 11 h 14 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Erie
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Milwaukee to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Erie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Milwaukee to Toronto via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
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 Port Huron Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Sarnia to Kitchener
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
Business
$70 - $100
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON - Pearson International Airport to Kitchener, ON - 15 Charles Street West
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $30
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $17
Online Fare
$13 - $27
Standard Fare
$21 - $30
Refundable
$24 - $35
Bus from Toronto, ON - University & Wellington to Wilfrid Laurier University, ON
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$13 - $27
Standard Fare
$21 - $35
Refundable
$25 - $35
Bus from Buffalo, NY - Airport to Hamilton, ON
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $19
Online Fare
$14 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$26 - $40
Bus from Chicago, IL to London, ON
Ave. Duration
8 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$35 - $55
Online Fare
$50 - $75
Standard Fare
$65 - $95
Refundable
$70 - $110
Bus from London, ON to Kitchener St Charles St W, ON
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $30
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$11 - $17
Online Fare
$13 - $27
Standard Fare
$21 - $30
Refundable
$24 - $35
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Hamilton GO Centre to Waterloo, ON - Wilfrid Laurier University
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Book at
megabus.ca
Coach USA
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
Bus from Chicago, Il to London, On
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110

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Waterloo is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 2:17 PM in Chicago and 3:17 PM in Waterloo.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Waterloo is 466 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 57 min to drive from Chicago to Waterloo.

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United Airlines, Air Canada and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Toronto Airport.

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Book your Chicago to Waterloo bus tickets online with Busbud and Busbud.

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There are 68+ hotels available in Waterloo. 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 $2 - $5.

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