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

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Fly  •  6 h 13 min

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

$233 - $1,118

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Train  •  20 h 52 min

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

$140 - $410

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Bus  •  25 h 46 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

$196 - $295

Drive  •  17 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Williston 1066.2 miles

$100 - $160

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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 46 min.

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

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The distance between Chicago and Williston is 896 miles. The road distance is 1066.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Williston without a car is to train which takes 20 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to get from Chicago to Williston, including transfers.

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Chicago to Williston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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Chicago to Williston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Williston is to fly which takes 6 h 13 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 20 h 52 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 25 h 46 min.

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There is no direct flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Williston Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 37 min and has one stopover.

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Chicago to Williston bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Williston, ND station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Williston.
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  • Distance: 895.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 13 min

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

Delta, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago to Williston hourly. 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 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Williston via Atlanta, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago Midway to Williston via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Williston via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
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 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

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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$28 - $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
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Williston, ND
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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Chicago to Williston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Williston Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Williston is 1066 miles. It takes approximately 17 h 33 min to drive from Chicago to Williston.

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United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Williston Airport.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Williston. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23 min and costs .

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