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Best way to get from Chicago to Appleton

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Best way to get from Chicago to Appleton

Looking for suggestions other than driving 3 1/2 hrs?

Airfare looks to be excessive. Planning to visit my sister for an overnight stay.

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1. Re: Best way to get from Chicago to Appleton

Public transportation around Wisconsin has become deplorable.

Amtrak does not go near Appleton.

Greyhound bus may have service, but only one or two busses per day is my guess.

Other options might be busses from O'Hare or Amtrk to Milwaukee and a shuttle from Milwaukee Mitchell Airport to Appleton. Mitchelll web site lists Go Airport Connection 1-800-236-5452 for transportaion to the Fox Valley, which includes Appleton.

I think it would be long, difficult journey without driving.

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2. Re: Best way to get from Chicago to Appleton

Thanks for the update. May just have to hit Milwaukee first.

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3. Re: Best way to get from Chicago to Appleton

lamers bus runs form appleton to milwaukee. However, because every little city and town is visited it takes almost twice as long to go by bus. Air is about 650 dollars on united.

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4. Re: Best way to get from Chicago to Appleton

Thanks Waupaca T - Don't think I want to do that either.

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5. Re: Best way to get from Chicago to Appleton

When is the last time you drove from Chicago to Appleton? I make this trip quite often, and it doesn't take that long. I always leave very early in the morning or after morning rush hour, it takes 2 1/2 to 2 3/4 hrs tops. It is really not a bad drive. Having an IPass really helps, & staying in the left lane when possible.

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6. Re: Best way to get from Chicago to Appleton

Sage,

Were you driving or flying?

190 miles in 2 1/2 hours = about 75 mph. That's a heck of an average given you will get slowed down at tome points along the way.

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