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

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 33 min

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

$10 - $12

Cheapest option

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

4 alternative options

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 Transportation Center to Randall Rd & Harnish Dr 550

$9 - $11

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

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Algonquin is to drive which costs $4 - $6 and takes 53 min.

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

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The distance between Chicago and Algonquin is 40 miles. The road distance is 42.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Algonquin without a car is to train which takes 2 h 33 min and costs $10 - $12.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Algonquin is to train which takes 2 h 33 min and costs $10 - $12. Alternatively, you can line 56 bus and bus, which costs $6 - $8 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Algonquin is 43 miles. It takes approximately 53 min to drive from Chicago to Algonquin.

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There are 68+ hotels available in Algonquin. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Algonquin.
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  • Distance: 39.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 33 min

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

Metra operates a train from Chicago to Algonquin hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $10 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
$8 - $10
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Elgin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Elgin Transportation Center 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
UberPool
$50 - $65
UberX
$50 - $70
UberXL
$90 - $120
Select
$100 - $130
Black
$160 - $210
Black SUV
$200 - $250
Taxi from Chicago to Algonquin
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Flash Cab
Phone
+1 773-561-4444
Website
flashcab.com
Yellow Cab Chicago
Phone
+1 312-829-4222
Website
facebook.com
https://www.cityofchicago.org/
Website
cityofchicago.org
Checker
Phone
+1 312-243-2537
Website
checkertaxichicago.com

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