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 12 min

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

$6 - $10

Cheapest option

Line 9 bus, train  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the line 9 bus from Ashland & 59th Street to Ashland & Cortland 9 / ...
  2. Take the train from Clybourn to Lake Forest. Up-N

$6 - $8

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

$45 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Lake Forest is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Lake Forest is to taxi which costs $110 - $130 and takes 49 min.

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

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It takes approximately 2 h 12 min to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Lake Forest, including transfers.

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

There is no direct connection from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Lake Forest. However, you can take the subway to Washington/Wabash, take the walk to Madison & Dearborn/State, take the line 60 bus to Clinton & Madison, take the walk to Chicago OTC, then take the train to Lake Forest.. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Lake Forest via 59th Street & Ashland, Ashland & 59th Street, Ashland & Cortland, and Clybourn in around 2 h 42 min.

Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Lake Forest.
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Clybourn to Lake Forest.
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Chicago Transit (CTA)
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
$45 - $60
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$45 - $60
uberX
$45 - $60
uberXL
$80 - $110
UberSELECT
$90 - $120
UberBLACK
$140 - $180
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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