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There are 9 ways to get from Cleveland to Rockford by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Megabus, bus  •  9h 56m

  1. Take the Megabus from Cleveland to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL 1485 / ...

$78 - $111

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Train, bus  •  10h 3m

  1. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL 1485 / ...

$108 - $218

Train, taxi  •  10h 31m

  1. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Harvard
  3. Take a taxi from Harvard to Rockford

$168 - $291

Bus  •  15h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, OH to Chicago, IL Schedule 21:Cleveland-Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL 1485 / ...

$88 - $158

Drive  •  7h 8m

  1. Drive from Cleveland to Rockford 429.6 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Cleveland to Chicago Midway, bus  •  6h 28m

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Chicago Midway (MDW) CLE - MDW
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL

$164 - $546

Fly Cleveland to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  6h 55m

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CLE - ORD
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL

$162 - $554

Fly Cleveland to Milwaukee, bus  •  8h 7m

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Milwaukee (MKE) CLE - MKE
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Madison
  3. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Dutch Mill P&R to Rockford, IL

Bus to Akron, fly to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  9h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Akron, Oh
  2. Fly from Akron (CAK) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CAK - ORD
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL

$203 - $517

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The cheapest way to get from Cleveland to Rockford is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Cleveland to Rockford is to fly and bus which costs $160 - $550 and takes 6h 28m.

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The distance between Cleveland and Rockford is 386 miles. The road distance is 429.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Rockford without a car is to Megabus and bus which takes 9h 56m and costs $75 - $120.

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It takes approximately 9h 56m to get from Cleveland to Rockford, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Cleveland Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Rockford is 1h behind Cleveland. It is currently 10:12 PM in Cleveland and 9:12 PM in Rockford.

Yes, the driving distance between Cleveland to Rockford is 430 miles. It takes approximately 7h 8m to drive from Cleveland to Rockford.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Cleveland Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Rockford. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cleveland to Rockford.
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  • Distance: 386.4 miles
  • Duration: 9h 56m

What companies run services between Cleveland, OH, USA and Rockford, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Cleveland to Rockford via Chicago, IL, Chicago, IL, and Rockford, IL in around 9h 56m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Cleveland to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Akron to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Akron to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Milwaukee via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
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 Cleveland Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$260 - $360
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Harvard
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
Metra
Bus operators
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Milwaukee to Madison
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
golamers.com
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Dutch Mill P&R to Rockford, IL
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
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 Cleveland, Oh to Akron, Oh
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$27 - $40
Other operators
Taxi from Harvard to Rockford
Ave. Duration
46m
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Cleveland Airport is to subway which takes 27m and costs $3.

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