There are 4 ways to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to McHenry by bus, train, subway, car or towncar

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Line 9 bus, train  •  2 h 57 min

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

$6 - $10

3 alternative options

Subway, train  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the subway from Midway to LaSalle/Van Buren
  2. Take the subway from LaSalle to Irving Park-Blue
  3. Take the train from Irving Park to McHenry

$6 - $12

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

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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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It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to McHenry, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to McHenry without a car is to line 9 bus and train which takes 2 h 57 min and costs $6 - $11.

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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: 2 h 57 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 Ashland-Orange, take the walk to Ashland Orange Line Station, take the line 9 bus to Ashland & Cortland, take the walk to Clybourn, then take the train to McHenry. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to McHenry via LaSalle/Van Buren, LaSalle, Irving Park-Blue, and Irving Park in around 3 h 14 min.

Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Clybourn to McHenry
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Irving Park to McHenry
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Phone
+1 888-968-7282
Website
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
Subway from LaSalle to Irving Park-Blue
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Bus operators
Chicago Transit (CTA)
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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Trips from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)