There are 4 ways to get from Chicago Union Station to Elgin by train, 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.

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Train  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Elgin Md-W

$2 - $4

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chicago Union Station to Elgin 39.8 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  47 min

  1. Drive from Chicago Union Station to Elgin 39.8 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  47 min

  1. Take an Uber from Chicago Union Station to Elgin 39.8 miles

$45 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago Union Station to Elgin is to train which costs $2 - $4 and takes 1 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago Union Station to Elgin is to taxi which costs $130 - $160 and takes 47 min.

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The distance between Chicago Union Station and Elgin is 35 miles. The road distance is 39.8 miles.

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The train from Chicago Union Station to Elgin takes 1 h 10 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Elgin. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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

Metra operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Elgin hourly. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min.

Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Elgin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Other operators
Uber Chicago
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Chicago Union Station to Elgin
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$45 - $65
uberX
$50 - $65
uberXL
$90 - $120
UberSELECT
$95 - $130
UberBLACK
$150 - $190
SUV
$190 - $240
Taxi from Chicago Union Station to Elgin
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
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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