There are 9 ways to get from Iowa State University to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) by plane, bus, subway or car

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Fly Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DSM - ORD

$179 - $740

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Bus  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL 1486

$54 - $93

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Bus to Cedar Rapids, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Cedar Rapids
  2. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CID - ORD

$151 - $743

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

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Mason City, IA
  2. Fly from Mason City (MCW) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MCW - ORD

$99 - $242

Bus to Waterloo, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Waterloo, IA
  2. Fly from Waterloo (ALO) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) ALO - ORD

$176 - $726

Fly Des Moines to Chicago Midway, subway  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Chicago Midway (MDW) DSM - MDW
  2. Take the subway from Jackson-Blue to O'Hare

$193 - $899

Bus via Des Moines, IA  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Des Moines, IA 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL 1202 / ...

$73 - $118

Bus via Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Rockford, IL 1485
  2. Take the bus from Rockford,IL-Rockford Bus Terminal to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport

$65 - $111

Drive  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Iowa State University to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) 358.1 miles

$35 - $55

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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.

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The quickest way to get from Iowa State University to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to fly which costs $170 - $750 and takes 3 h 27 min.

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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 19 min.

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The distance between Iowa State University and Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 297 miles. The road distance is 358.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Iowa State University to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 23 min and costs $70 - $120.

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It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to get from Iowa State University to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), including transfers.

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Iowa State University to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Ames, IA station.

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The best way to get from Iowa State University to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to fly which takes 3 h 27 min and costs $170 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $120 and takes 9 h 23 min.

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The quickest flight from Des Moines Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 21 min.

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Iowa State University to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) bus services, operated by Vangalder Bus, arrive at Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport station.

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Map of how to get from Iowa State University to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD).
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  • Distance: 296.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 27 min

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

American Airlines and United 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 Clinton-Blue in around 9 h 23 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 14 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 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago Midway via St. Louis, Nashville
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago Midway via St. Louis, Cleveland
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
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
Bus operators
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
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Bus from Ames, IA to Waterloo, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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Bus from Ames, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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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
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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
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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
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burlingtontrailways.com
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
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Book at
jeffersonlines.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
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Iowa State University to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 358 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to drive from Iowa State University to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD).

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

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