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

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Train  •  3 h 34 min

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

$40 - $100

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi 4712 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Wisconsin Dells, Wi 4720 / ...

$51 - $97

Drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells 196.8 miles

$19 - $28

Fly, train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to La Crosse (LSE) ORD - LSE
  2. Take the train from La Crosse Amtrak to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak

$191 - $729

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Wisconsin Dells Amtrak. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 34 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Wisconsin Dells is 164 miles. The road distance is 196.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells without a car is to train which takes 3 h 34 min and costs .

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The train from Chicago Union Station to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak takes 3 h 34 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells is to train which takes 3 h 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 26 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to La Crosse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Wisconsin Dells is 197 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to drive from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells.

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American Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to La Crosse Airport.

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  • Distance: 163.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 34 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Wisconsin Dells, WI, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $100 and the journey takes 3 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells via Milwaukee, Wi and Wisconsin Dells, Wi in around 5 h 26 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to La Crosse
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
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 Wisconsin Dells Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Train from La Crosse Amtrak to Wisconsin Dells Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
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
Bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Wisconsin Dells, Wi
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40

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