There are 8 ways to get from Columbus to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) by taxi, plane, car, subway, bus or train

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Recommended option

Taxi to Indianapolis, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take a taxi from Columbus to Indianapolis
  2. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) IND - ORD

$214 - $386

Cheapest option

Drive to Covington, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to Covington
  2. Fly from Covington (CVG) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CVG - ORD

$64 - $333

6 alternative options

Taxi to Indianapolis, fly to Chicago Midway, subway  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take a taxi from Columbus to Indianapolis
  2. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Chicago Midway (MDW) IND - MDW
  3. Take the subway from Jackson-Blue to O'Hare

$233 - $445

Taxi, bus via Lafayette, IN  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Columbus to Indianapolis, IN
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Lafayette, IN
  3. Take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il

$163 - $221

Taxi, bus Suburban Express  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Columbus to Bloomington, IN - Indiana University McNutt
  2. Take the bus from Bloomington, IN - Indiana University McNutt to Oakbrook. IL - Mall 520iu

$131 - $159

Taxi, bus Megabus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Columbus to Rural King Greenwood
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago

$117 - $149

Taxi, train  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Columbus to Indianapolis Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Hoosier State / ...

$166 - $251

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) 246 miles

$24 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Columbus to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Columbus to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to taxi and fly which costs $210 - $390 and takes 2 h 7 min.

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The distance between Columbus and Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 219 miles. The road distance is 246 miles.

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The best way to get from Columbus to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) without a car is to taxi and bus which takes 5 h 24 min and costs $160 - $230.

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It takes approximately 2 h 7 min to get from Columbus to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Indianapolis Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 6 min.

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Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 1 h behind Columbus. It is currently 2:23 PM in Columbus and 1:23 PM in Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD).

Yes, the driving distance between Columbus to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 246 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to drive from Columbus to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD).

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Indianapolis Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 250+ hotels available in Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD). Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Columbus to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD).
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  • Distance: 219.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 7 min

What companies run services between Columbus, IN, USA and Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), USA?

There is no direct connection from Columbus to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD). However, you can take the taxi to Indianapolis airport then fly to Chicago O'Hare. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Covington airport then fly to Chicago O'Hare.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Covington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Covington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Covington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Covington to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
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 Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
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 Lafayette to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Bloomington, IN - Indiana University McNutt to Oakbrook. IL - Mall
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Columbus to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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