There are 4 ways to get from Chicago to Williston by plane, train, bus or car

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

Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Williston (ISN) MDW - ISN

$233 - $1,118

Cheapest option

Train  •  20 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Williston Amtrak Empire Builder

$140 - $410

2 alternative options

Bus  •  25 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Minneapolis, MN 966 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Williston, ND 933

$195 - $294

Drive  •  17 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Williston 1066.2 miles

$100 - $160

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Williston, ND, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago to Williston every 4 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Williston 3 times a day. Tickets cost $140 - $410 and the journey takes 20 h 52 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Williston via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Williston via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Williston Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $410
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $360
Business Coach Seat
$290 - $410
Room
$550 - $800
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Milwaukee to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Williston, ND
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago and Williston is 1434 km. The road distance is 1706 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Williston is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 17 h 33 min.

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Williston is to fly which takes 5 h 53 min and costs $230 - $1,200.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Williston Amtrak. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20 h 52 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Williston. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Williston, ND via Milwaukee and Minneapolis, MN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 16 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Chicago to Williston, including transfers.