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

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Line 59 bus, bus, line 95 bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the line 59 bus from Midway Orange Line Station to 59th Street & Ashland 59
  2. Take the bus from Ashland & 59th Street to Ashland & 95th Street X9 / ...
  3. Take the line 95 bus from 95th Street & Ashland to 95th Red Line Station 95 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il to Kankakee, Il

$25 - $45

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Train  •  2 h 52 min

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

$26 - $54

Line 63 bus, train  •  3 h 43 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 to Kankakee Amtrak

$29 - $49

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

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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 line 59 bus and bus and line 95 bus which takes 2 h 35 min and costs $25 - $45.

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It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Kankakee, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Kankakee is to line 59 bus and bus and line 95 bus which takes 2 h 35 min and costs $25 - $45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $26 - $55 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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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 35 min

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

You can take a bus from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Kankakee via 59th Street & Ashland, Ashland & 59th Street, Ashland & 95th Street, 95th Street & Ashland, 95th Red Line Station, Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il, and Kankakee, Il in around 2 h 35 min. Alternatively, 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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Kankakee Amtrak
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 to Kankakee Amtrak
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
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Phone
+1 888-968-7282
Website
transitchicago.com
Bus from Midway Orange Line Station to 59th Street & Ashland
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Bus from Ashland & 59th Street to Ashland & 95th Street
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Bus from 95th Street & Ashland to 95th Red Line Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Bus from Midway Orange Line Station to 63rd Street & Dorchester
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il to Kankakee, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Chicago Midway Airport to Kankakee
Estimated price
$160 - $220

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