There are 9 ways to get from Mason City to Chicago by plane, car, bus, taxi or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Mason City  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Mason City (MCW) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MCW - ORD

$100 - $242

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  13 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Mason City, IA to St. Paul 806
  2. Take the bus from St Paul, Mn to Chicago Amtrak, Il 4737

$98 - $182

7 alternative options

Drive to Waterloo, fly  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Mason City to Waterloo
  2. Fly from Waterloo (ALO) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) ALO - ORD

$130 - $666

Bus to Des Moines, fly  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Clear Lake, IA to Des Moines International Airport, IA
  2. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DSM - ORD

$232 - $820

Taxi, bus to Rochester, fly  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Mason City to Mason City, IA
  2. Take the bus from Mason City, IA to Albert Lea, MN
  3. Fly from Rochester (RST) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) RST - ORD

$201 - $789

Bus Burlington Trailways  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Mason City, IA to Des Moines, IA 103 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL 1202 / ...

$107 - $152

Bus, train  •  11 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Clear Lake Jct., IA to St. Paul 802
  2. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Empire Builder

$120 - $255

Bus, train via Mason City, IA  •  11 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Mason City, IA to St. Paul 806
  2. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Empire Builder

$118 - $252

Drive  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Mason City to Chicago 387.6 miles

$35 - $55

What companies run services between Mason City, IA, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Air Choice One flies from Mason City to Chicago twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mason City to Chicago via Mason City, IA and Des Moines, IA in around 10 h 11 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Waterloo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
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 Rochester to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
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
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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
Executive Express
Website
executiveexpress.biz
Bus from Clear Lake, IA to Des Moines International Airport, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
executiveexpress.biz
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Mason City, IA to Albert Lea, MN
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Mason City, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Clear Lake Jct., IA to St. Paul
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Mason City, IA to St. Paul
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Burlington Trailways
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from St Paul, Mn to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
Other operators
Taxi from Mason City to Mason City, IA
Ave. Duration
11 min
Estimated price
$23 - $28

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Mason City and Chicago is 478 km. The road distance is 620 km.

The cheapest way to get from Mason City to Chicago is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 31 min.

The quickest way to get from Mason City to Chicago is to fly which takes 2 h 52 min and costs $100 - $250.

It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from Mason City to Chicago, including transfers.