There are 6 ways to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Lake Forest by subway, 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

Subway, train  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the subway from Midway to Washington/Wabash Orange Line
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Lake Forest. Up-N

$10 - $15

Cheapest option

Line 62 bus, line 22 bus, line 213 bus  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the line 62 bus from Archer & Cicero to Dearborn & Madison 62
  2. Take the line 22 bus from Dearborn & Madison to Paulina & Howard Terminal 22 / ...
  3. Take the line 213 bus from Howard CTA Station to Highland Park Metra Station 213

$10 - $13

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Lake Forest 36.9 miles

$110 - $130

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Lake Forest 36.9 miles

$3 - $6

Towncar  •  49 min

  1. Take a town car from Chicago Midway Airport to Lake Forest 36.9 miles

$140 - $190

Uber  •  49 min

  1. Take an Uber from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Lake Forest 36.9 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) and Lake Forest is 33 miles. The road distance is 36.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Lake Forest without a car is to subway and train which takes 2 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 7 min to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Lake Forest, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Lake Forest is 37 miles. It takes approximately 49 min to drive from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Lake Forest.

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There are 101+ hotels available in Lake Forest. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Lake Forest.
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  • Distance: 33.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 7 min

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

You can take a bus from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Lake Forest via Dearborn & Madison, Paulina & Howard Terminal, Howard CTA Station, Highland Park Metra Station, and Highland Park in around 4 h 13 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Phone
+1 888-968-7282
Website
transitchicago.com
Bus from Archer & Cicero to Dearborn & Madison
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Bus from Dearborn & Madison to Paulina & Howard Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Howard CTA Station to Highland Park Metra Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Other operators
Uber Chicago
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Lake Forest
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$40 - $60
UberX
$45 - $60
UberXL
$80 - $110
Select
$90 - $120
Black
$140 - $180
Black SUV
$170 - $220
Taxi from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Lake Forest
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$110 - $130
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
Jayride
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Chicago Midway Airport to Lake Forest
Estimated price
$140 - $190

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