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Duration 20h 41m
Distance 731.4 miles
Average price $111
Frequency 6/week

Trip overview

The average train between Bethesda and Elgin takes 20h 41m and the fastest train takes 20h 36m. The train runs, on average, 6 times per week from Bethesda to Elgin. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Rockville Amtrak
  2. Chicago Union Station
  3. Elgin
20h 37m
$90 - $132

Bethesda to Elgin train times

Trains run six times a week between Bethesda and Elgin. The service departs Bethesda at 16:07 in the afternoon, which arrives into Elgin at 11:45. All services require a transfer, and take on average 20h 41m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
These schedules are estimated: The schedules shown above are estimated schedules based on typical services on the average day and may vary depending on when you plan to travel. Please make sure you confirm the departure/arrival times and availability with the operator before planning your trip.

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No, there is no direct train from Bethesda station to Elgin. However, there are services departing from BETHESDA station and arriving at Elgin via Rockville Amtrak and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 37m.

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The distance between Bethesda and Elgin is 627 miles. The road distance is 731.4 miles.

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Bethesda to Elgin train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Rockville Amtrak station.

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Bethesda to Elgin train services, operated by Metra, arrive at Elgin station.

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Elgin is 1h behind Bethesda. It is currently 3:51 PM in Bethesda and 2:51 PM in Elgin.

There are 106+ hotels available in Elgin. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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