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There are 9 ways to get from Grand Forks to Chicago by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Grand Forks to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Grand Forks (GFK) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) GFK - ORD

$271 - $1,328

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Bus Megabus  •  18 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Grand Forks, ND to Minneapolis, MN 928
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Chicago

$99 - $142

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Fly Grand Forks to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Grand Forks (GFK) to Chicago Midway (MDW) GFK - MDW

$211 - $497

Bus to Fargo, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Grand Forks, ND to Fargo, ND
  2. Fly from Fargo (FAR) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) FAR - ORD

$214 - $598

Fly Grand Forks to Milwaukee, train  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Grand Forks (GFK) to Milwaukee (MKE) GFK - MKE
  2. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station

$336 - $1,564

Fly Grand Forks to South Bend, bus  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Grand Forks (GFK) to South Bend (SBN) GFK - SBN
  2. Take the bus from South Bend, In to Chicago, Il

$484 - $2,358

Bus, train  •  18 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Grand Forks, ND to Minneapolis, MN 928
  2. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station Empire Builder

$131 - $271

Bus Greyhound USA  •  19 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Grand Forks, ND to Minneapolis, MN 928
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago Amtrak, Il 4737

$111 - $211

Drive  •  12 h

  1. Drive from Grand Forks to Chicago 727.5 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Grand Forks to Chicago is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12 h.

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The quickest way to get from Grand Forks to Chicago is to bus and fly which costs $210 - $600 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Grand Forks to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Grand Forks, ND and arriving at Chicago via Minneapolis, MN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 38 min.

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The distance between Grand Forks and Chicago is 625 miles. The road distance is 727.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Grand Forks to Chicago without a car is to bus and train which takes 18 h 24 min and costs $130 - $280.

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Grand Forks to Chicago, including transfers.

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Grand Forks to Chicago bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Grand Forks, ND station.

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The best way to get from Grand Forks to Chicago is to fly which takes 5 h 29 min and costs $270 - $1,400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $150 and takes 18 h 38 min.

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There is no direct flight from Grand Forks Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 29 min and has one stopover.

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Grand Forks to Chicago bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Chicago station.

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Map of how to get from Grand Forks to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 624.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

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

Delta flies from Grand Forks to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Grand Forks to Chicago via Minneapolis, MN and Minneapolis, MN in around 18 h 38 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Grand Forks to Chicago O'Hare via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Grand Forks to Chicago O'Hare via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Forks to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $950
Flights from Grand Forks to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $950
Flights from Grand Forks to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $950
Flights from Fargo to Chicago O'Hare via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,000
Flights from Grand Forks to Milwaukee via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from Grand Forks to Milwaukee via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,700
Flights from Grand Forks to Milwaukee via Minneapolis, New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
9 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
Flights from Grand Forks to Milwaukee via Minneapolis, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Grand Forks to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $2,300
Flights from Grand Forks to South Bend via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,400
Flights from Grand Forks to South Bend via Minneapolis, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fargo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fargo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Grand Forks, ND to Fargo, ND
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
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jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Grand Forks, ND to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from South Bend, In to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Grand Forks to Chicago is 728 miles. It takes approximately 12 h to drive from Grand Forks to Chicago.

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Delta offers flights from Grand Forks Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 704+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Grand Forks to Grand Forks Airport is to taxi which takes 12 min and costs $19 - $23.

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