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There are 4 ways to get from Chicago Union Station to Waukegan by train, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan Up-N

$7 - $9

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chicago Union Station to Waukegan 40.7 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  47 min

  1. Drive from Chicago Union Station to Waukegan 40.7 miles

$4 - $6

Uber  •  47 min

  1. Take an Uber from Chicago Union Station to Waukegan 40.7 miles

$45 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago Union Station to Waukegan is to drive which costs $4 - $6 and takes 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago Union Station to Waukegan is to taxi which costs $120 - $150 and takes 47 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago OTC and arriving at Waukegan. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 20 min.

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The distance between Chicago Union Station and Waukegan is 35 miles. The road distance is 40.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago Union Station to Waukegan without a car is to train which takes 1 h 28 min and costs $7 - $9.

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The train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan takes 1 h 20 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago Union Station to Waukegan is 41 miles. It takes approximately 47 min to drive from Chicago Union Station to Waukegan.

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There are 82+ hotels available in Waukegan. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago Union Station to Waukegan.
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  • Distance: 35.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 28 min

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

Metra operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Waukegan hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $9 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min.

Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Other operators
Uber Chicago
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Chicago Union Station to Waukegan
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$45 - $65
UberX
$50 - $65
UberXL
$90 - $120
Select
$95 - $130
Black
$150 - $200
Black SUV
$190 - $240
Taxi from Chicago Union Station to Waukegan
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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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