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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to McHenry by subway, train, bus, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Subway, train  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the subway from Midway to Clark/Lake Orange Line
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to McHenry Up-Nw

$10 - $15

5 alternative options

Line 9 bus, train  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the line 9 bus from Ashland Orange Line Station to Ashland & Cortland 9 / ...
  2. Take the train from Clybourn to Crystal Lake Up-Nw

$13 - $18

Subway, train, line 806 bus  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the subway from Midway to LaSalle/Van Buren
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Fox Lake
  3. Take the line 806 bus from Route 12/Meade to Mc Henry Metra Station 806

$12 - $17

Bus, line 330 bus, line 250 bus, train, line 806 bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Midway Orange Line Station to Archer & Nottingham 62H
  2. Take the line 330 bus from Archer/Harlem to O'Hare Airport Kiss-n-Fly 330
  3. Take the line 250 bus from O'Hare Airport Kiss-n-Fly to Des Plaines Metra 250
  4. Take the train from Des Plaines to Crystal Lake
  5. Take the line 806 bus from Crystal Lake Metra to Mc Henry Metra Station 806

$12 - $14

Drive  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to McHenry 59.5 miles

$5 - $9

Towncar  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take a town car from Chicago Midway Airport to McHenry 59.5 miles

$170 - $240

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to McHenry is to drive which costs $5 - $9 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to McHenry is to drive which costs $5 - $9 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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The distance between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) and McHenry is 47 miles. The road distance is 59.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to McHenry without a car is to subway and train which takes 3 h 1 min and costs $10 - $15.

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It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to McHenry, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to McHenry is 59 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to drive from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to McHenry.

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There are 22+ hotels available in McHenry. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to McHenry.
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  • Distance: 46.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 1 min

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

There is no direct connection from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to McHenry. However, you can take the subway to Clark/Lake, take the walk to Chicago OTC, then take the train to McHenry. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to McHenry via Ashland-Orange, Ashland Orange Line Station, Ashland & Cortland, Clybourn, Crystal Lake, and Crystal Lake Metra in around 3 h 25 min.

Train operators
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Phone
+1 888-968-7282
Website
transitchicago.com
Subway from Midway to Clark/Lake
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Subway from Midway to LaSalle/Van Buren
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to McHenry
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Clybourn to Crystal Lake
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Fox Lake
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Des Plaines to Crystal Lake
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Phone
+1 888-968-7282
Website
transitchicago.com
Bus from Ashland Orange Line Station to Ashland & Cortland
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Bus from Midway Orange Line Station to Archer & Nottingham
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Route 12/Meade to Mc Henry Metra Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Archer/Harlem to O'Hare Airport Kiss-n-Fly
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from O'Hare Airport Kiss-n-Fly to Des Plaines Metra
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Crystal Lake Metra to Mc Henry Metra Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Chicago Midway Airport to McHenry
Estimated price
$170 - $240

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