There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Yankton by plane, car, bus, night bus 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 to Sioux City, drive  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Sioux City (SUX) ORD - SUX
  2. Drive from Sioux City to Yankton

$179 - $1,616

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  13 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Omaha, NE 1205 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Omaha, NE to Vermillion 705

$160 - $227

3 alternative options

Fly to Sioux Falls, bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Sioux Falls (FSD) ORD - FSD
  2. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Vermillion

$274 - $603

Train, bus, night bus  •  16 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lincoln Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Lincoln, NE to Omaha, NE
  3. Take the night bus from Omaha, NE to Vermillion 705

Drive  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Yankton 596.3 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago and Yankton is 506 miles. The road distance is 596.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Yankton without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 13 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to get from Chicago to Yankton, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Sioux City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Yankton is 596 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 43 min to drive from Chicago to Yankton.

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American Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Sioux City Airport.

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There are seven+ hotels available in Yankton. 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 .

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Yankton.
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  • Distance: 506 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 28 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Yankton, SD, USA?

There is no direct connection from Chicago to Yankton. However, you can take the subway to O'Hare, take the walk to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Sioux City, then take the drive to Yankton. Alternatively, you can take the subway to O'Hare, take the walk to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Sioux Falls, take the taxi to Sioux Falls, SD, take the bus to Vermillion, then take the taxi to Yankton.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sioux City
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sioux Falls
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sioux Falls
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sioux Falls via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
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 Lincoln Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $480
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Vermillion
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Night bus from Omaha, NE to Vermillion
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Lincoln, NE to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com

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