There are 6 ways to get from Chicago Union Station to Uptown Station by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak Lincoln Service / ...

$30 - $75

5 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Union Station, Jackson & Canal to Terminal 5, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport Champaign to Chicago Area NORTH
  2. Take the bus from Terminal 5 O'Hare Airport to Uptown Station Southbound

$39 - $55

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Chicago Union Station to Uptown Station 131.9 miles

$12 - $19

Fly to Bloomington  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Bloomington (BMI) ORD - BMI

$98 - $476

Fly to Peoria, bus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Peoria (PIA) ORD - PIA
  2. Take the bus from Peoria, Bradley University to Uptown Station

$198 - $468

Fly to Champaign, bus  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Champaign (CMI) ORD - CMI
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL

$156 - $498

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

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Uptown Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago Union Station to Uptown Station via Terminal 5, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport and Terminal 5 O'Hare Airport in around 4 h 5 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bloomington
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Union Station, Jackson & Canal to Terminal 5, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Terminal 5 O'Hare Airport to Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Peoria, Bradley University to Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago Union Station and Uptown Station is 189 km. The road distance is 211 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chicago Union Station to Uptown Station is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 12 min.

The quickest way to get from Chicago Union Station to Uptown Station is to train which takes 2 h 11 min and costs $30 - $75.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Bloomington-Normal Amtrak. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 11 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago Union Station to Uptown Station. However, there are services departing from Union Station, Jackson & Canal and arriving at Uptown Station via Terminal 5 O'Hare Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

The train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak takes 2 h 11 min including transfers and departs every four hours.