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There are 4 ways to get from Chicago Loop to Starved Rock State Park by train, taxi, bus, night 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, taxi  •  1h 55m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Mendota Amtrak Station Carl Sandburg / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Mendota Amtrak Station to Starved Rock State Park

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Bus  •  3h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Bus Station to Oglesby Greyhound US0145S

2 alternative options

Night bus  •  1h 37m

  1. Take the night bus from Chicago, Il to Ottawa Btw1203

Drive  •  1h 42m

  1. Drive from Chicago Loop to Starved Rock State Park 92 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago Loop to Starved Rock State Park is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 1h 42m.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago Loop to Starved Rock State Park is to night bus which takes 1h 37m and costs $55 - $110.

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The distance between Chicago Loop and Starved Rock State Park is 109 miles. The road distance is 92 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago Loop to Starved Rock State Park without a car is to train and taxi which takes 1h 55m and costs $80 - $180.

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It takes approximately 1h 55m to get from Chicago Loop to Starved Rock State Park, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago Loop to Starved Rock State Park is 92 miles. It takes approximately 1h 42m to drive from Chicago Loop to Starved Rock State Park.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Starved Rock State Park. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago Loop to Starved Rock State Park.
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  • Distance: 109 miles
  • Duration: 1h 55m

What companies run services between Chicago Loop, IL, USA and Starved Rock State Park, IL, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago Bus Station to Oglesby once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $55 and the journey takes 3h 30m.

Train operators
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Mendota Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $75
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Child Coach - Advance Purchase
$3 - $22
Child Coach - short notice
$13 - $24
Child Business Class - advance purchase
$13 - $45
Child Business Class - short notice
$14 - $45
Coach Seat - Advance Purchase
$18 - $29
Business Seat - advance purchase
$28 - $90
Business Seat - short notice
$30 - $70
Coach Seat - short notice
$11 - $75
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2Rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago Bus Station to Oglesby
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $55
Website
https://www.greyhound.com/
Burlington Trailways
Phone
+1 (319) 735-2864
Email
info@burlingtontrailways.com
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Night bus from Chicago, Il to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $60
Website
https://burlingtontrailways.com
Saver Fares
$29 - $45
Flexible Fares
$35 - $60
Other operators
Taxi from Mendota Amtrak Station to Starved Rock State Park
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100

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