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There are 7 ways to get from Mason City to Chicago by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly from Mason City  •  2h 54m

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

$100 - $242

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  12h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Mason City, IA to St. Paul 806
  2. Take the bus from St Paul, MN to Chicago

$88 - $127

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Drive to Waterloo, fly  •  3h 25m

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

$130 - $666

Bus, train  •  11h 27m

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

$120 - $255

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

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

$118 - $252

Bus Burlington Trailways  •  14h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Mason City, IA to Des Moines, IA 103 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL 1491 / ...

$92 - $157

Drive  •  6h 31m

  1. Drive from Mason City to Chicago 387.6 miles

$35 - $55

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

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The quickest way to get from Mason City to Chicago is to fly which costs $100 - $250 and takes 2h 54m.

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The distance between Mason City and Chicago is 299 miles. The road distance is 387.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Mason City to Chicago without a car is to bus and train which takes 11h 27m and costs $120 - $260.

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It takes approximately 2h 54m to get from Mason City to Chicago, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Mason City to Chicago is to fly which takes 2h 54m and costs $100 - $250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $130 and takes 12h 11m.

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The quickest flight from Mason City Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mason City to Chicago is 388 miles. It takes approximately 6h 31m to drive from Mason City to Chicago.

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Air Choice One offers flights from Mason City Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 763+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Mason City to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 298.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 54m

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, St. Paul, and St Paul, MN in around 12h 11m.

Airlines
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Mason City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Waterloo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
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 St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
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 Clear Lake Jct., IA to St. Paul
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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Bus from Mason City, IA to St. Paul
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Mason City, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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The best way to get from Mason City to Mason City Airport is to taxi which takes 11m and costs $23 - $28.

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