There are 3 ways to get from Chicago Union Station to Princeton by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Princeton Amtrak Southwest Chief / ...

$14 - $35

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Bus  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to La Salle, IL 1205 / ...

$120 - $132

Drive  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Chicago Union Station to Princeton 117.1 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago Union Station to Princeton is to train which costs $14 - $35 and takes 1 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago Union Station to Princeton is to train which costs $14 - $35 and takes 1 h 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Princeton Amtrak. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 42 min.

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The distance between Chicago Union Station and Princeton is 101 miles. The road distance is 117.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago Union Station to Princeton without a car is to train which takes 1 h 42 min and costs $14 - $35.

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The train from Chicago Union Station to Princeton Amtrak takes 1 h 42 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Chicago Union Station to Princeton train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago Union Station to Princeton is to train which takes 1 h 42 min and costs $14 - $35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $140 and takes 2 h 55 min.

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Chicago Union Station to Princeton train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Princeton Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago Union Station to Princeton is 117 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 57 min to drive from Chicago Union Station to Princeton.

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  • Distance: 101.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 42 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Princeton 5 times a day. Tickets cost $14 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 42 min. Alternatively, Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Chicago Union Station to Princeton twice daily. Tickets cost $29 - $45 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min.

Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Princeton Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$14 - $35
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways

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