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There are 5 ways to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Kankakee by train, bus, 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.

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Train  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Kankakee Amtrak Station City Of New Orleans / ...

$26 - $54

4 alternative options

Line 63 bus, train  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the line 63 bus from Midway Orange Line Station to 63rd Street & Dorchester 63
  2. Take the train from 63rd St. to Homewood Me
  3. Take the train from Homewood Amtrak Station to Kankakee Amtrak Station

$29 - $49

Line 379 bus, train  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Take the line 379 bus from Midway CTA Station to Herion Way at Wheeler 379
  2. Take the train from Homewood Amtrak Station to Kankakee Amtrak Station City Of New Orleans / ...

$28 - $46

Drive  •  1 h

  1. Drive from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Kankakee 51.4 miles

$5 - $8

Towncar  •  1 h

  1. Take a town car from Chicago Midway Airport to Kankakee 51.4 miles

$160 - $220

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Kankakee is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Kankakee is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h.

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The distance between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) and Kankakee is 47 miles. The road distance is 51.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Kankakee without a car is to train which takes 2 h 52 min and costs $26 - $55.

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It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Kankakee, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Kankakee is 51 miles. It takes approximately 1 h to drive from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Kankakee.

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There are 10+ hotels available in Kankakee. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Kankakee.
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  • Distance: 46.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 52 min

What companies run services between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW), USA and Kankakee, IL, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Kankakee 3 times a day. Tickets cost $24 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 16 min.

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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Kankakee Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Homewood Amtrak Station to Kankakee Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from 63rd St. to Homewood
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Midway CTA Station to Herion Way at Wheeler
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Other operators
Private Transfers
Website
jayride.com
Towncar from Chicago Midway Airport to Kankakee
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$160 - $220
Private
$160 - $220

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