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Recommended option

Fly Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 22 min

  1. DSM - ORD

$179 - $740

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 49 min

  1. 1486

$54 - $93

8 alternative options

Bus to Mason City, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 38 min

  1. MCW - ORD

$99 - $242

Bus to Cedar Rapids, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 8 min

  1. CID - ORD

$151 - $743

Bus to Waterloo, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 29 min

  1. ALO - ORD

$176 - $726

Fly Des Moines to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 39 min

  1. DSM - MDW

$202 - $909

Bus via Des Moines, IA  •  9 h 40 min

  1. 801 / ...
  2. 1202 / ...

$73 - $118

Bus via Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal  •  11 h 37 min

  1. 1485

$65 - $111

Bus, train  •  12 h 17 min

  1. 801 / ...

$116 - $243

Drive  •  5 h 55 min

  1. 358.1 miles

$35 - $55

What companies run services between Iowa State University, IA, USA and Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), USA?

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Iowa State University to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Iowa State University to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) via Ames, IA, Des Moines, IA, Chicago, IL, and LaSalle in around 9 h 40 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Waterloo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Mason City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ottumwa Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Mason City, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Waterloo, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Rockford, IL
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Monroe, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Monroe, IA to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Iowa State University and Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 475 km. The road distance is 573 km.

The cheapest way to get from Iowa State University to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 5 h 55 min.

The quickest way to get from Iowa State University to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to fly which takes 3 h 22 min and costs $170 - $750.

No, there is no direct bus from Iowa State University to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD). However, there are services departing from Ames, IA and arriving at Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport via Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 37 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to get from Iowa State University to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), including transfers.