There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Algonquin by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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

Train  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Crystal Lake Up-Nw

$5

Cheapest option

Train, line 550 bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Elgin Md-W
  2. Take the line 550 bus from Elgin Terminal to Randall Rd & Harnish Dr 550

$5

4 alternative options

Line 56 bus, bus  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the line 56 bus from Madison & LaSalle to Jefferson Park Transit Center 56
  2. Take the bus from Rosemont CTA Station to Pace I-90/Randall Road Park-n-Ride 605

$6 - $7

Taxi  •  53 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chicago to Algonquin 42.5 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  53 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Algonquin 42.5 miles

$4 - $6

Uber  •  53 min

  1. Take an Uber from Chicago to Algonquin 42.5 miles

$50 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Algonquin is to train and line 550 bus which costs $4 - $6 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Algonquin is to taxi which takes 53 min and costs $140 - $170.

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The distance between Chicago and Algonquin is 64 km. The road distance is 68 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to get from Chicago to Algonquin, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Algonquin, IL, USA?

Metra operates a train from Chicago to Algonquin hourly. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 1 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Algonquin via Jefferson Park Transit Center, Jefferson Park, Rosemont, Rosemont CTA Station, and Pace I-90/Randall Road Park-n-Ride in around 3 h 41 min.

Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Crystal Lake
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Elgin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Elgin Terminal to Randall Rd & Harnish Dr
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Rosemont CTA Station to Pace I-90/Randall Road Park-n-Ride
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Other operators
Uber Chicago
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Chicago to Algonquin
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$50 - $65
uberX
$50 - $70
uberXL
$95 - $120
UberSELECT
$100 - $130
UberBLACK
$160 - $210
SUV
$200 - $250
Taxi from Chicago to Algonquin
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
https://www.cityofchicago.org/
Website
cityofchicago.org
Checker
Phone
+1 312-243-2537
Website
checkertaxichicago.com
Yellow Cab Chicago
Phone
+1 312-829-4222
Website
facebook.com
Flash Cab
Phone
+1 773-561-4444
Website
flashcab.com

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