There are 3 ways to get from Chicago Union Station to Crystal Lake by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Crystal Lake Up-Nw

$8 - $10

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chicago Union Station to Crystal Lake 48.4 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Chicago Union Station to Crystal Lake 48.4 miles

$4 - $7

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago OTC and arriving at Crystal Lake. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 21 min.

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The distance between Chicago Union Station and Crystal Lake is 43 miles. The road distance is 48.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago Union Station to Crystal Lake without a car is to train which takes 1 h 29 min and costs .

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The train from Chicago OTC to Crystal Lake takes 1 h 21 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Chicago Union Station to Crystal Lake train services, operated by Metra, depart from Chicago OTC station.

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Chicago Union Station to Crystal Lake train services, operated by Metra, arrive at Crystal Lake station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago Union Station to Crystal Lake is 48 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 2 min to drive from Chicago Union Station to Crystal Lake.

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There are 27+ hotels available in Crystal Lake. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago Union Station to Crystal Lake.
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  • Distance: 43.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 29 min

What companies run services between Chicago Union Station, IL, USA and Crystal Lake, IL, USA?

Metra operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Crystal Lake hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $10 and the journey takes 1 h 21 min.

Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Crystal Lake
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chicago Union Station to Crystal Lake
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
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

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