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There are 7 ways to get from Orland Park to Ames by train, plane, bus or car

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

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Train, fly to Des Moines  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the train from Orland Park 143rd to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Des Moines (DSM) ORD - DSM

$196 - $750

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Bus  •  12h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Ames, IA 1485

$43 - $100

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Fly to Cedar Rapids, bus  •  8h 13m

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

$153 - $752

Fly to Waterloo, bus  •  9h 37m

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

$177 - $736

Train, bus  •  11h 3m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Ottumwa, IA to Des Moines, IA
  3. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA 806 / ...

$84 - $124

Bus via Des Moines  •  12h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA 1203 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA 1486

$68 - $108

Drive  •  5h 45m

  1. Drive from Orland Park to Ames 350.4 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Orland Park to Ames is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Orland Park to Ames is to train and fly which costs $190 - $750 and takes 5h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Orland Park to Ames. However, there are services departing from La Grange Rd & 143rd St and arriving at Ames, IA via Midway Orange Line Station, Cicero & 24th Place Terminal, Chicago, IL and Des Moines, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 2m.

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The distance between Orland Park and Ames is 300 miles. The road distance is 350.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Orland Park to Ames without a car is to train and bus which takes 11h 3m and costs $80 - $130.

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It takes approximately 5h 40m to get from Orland Park to Ames, including transfers.

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Orland Park to Ames bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Des Moines Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Orland Park to Ames bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Ames, IA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Orland Park to Ames is 350 miles. It takes approximately 5h 45m to drive from Orland Park to Ames.

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  • Distance: 299.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 40m

What companies run services between Orland Park, IL, USA and Ames, IA, USA?

You can take a bus from Orland Park to Ames via Midway CTA Station, Midway Orange Line Station, Cicero & 24th Place, Cicero & 24th Place Terminal, Harrison & Jefferson, Chicago, IL, and Des Moines, IA in around 12h 2m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Orland Park 143rd to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
Metra
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 Chicago Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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Bus from Waterloo, IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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Bus from Ottumwa, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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Bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
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 Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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

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There are 26+ hotels available in Ames. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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