There are 5 ways to get from Chicago Union Station to Wilmette by train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  39 min

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

$2 - $3

Cheapest option

Line 147 bus, line 201 bus  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Take the line 147 bus from State & Madison to Paulina & Howard Terminal 147 / ...
  2. Take the line 201 bus from Paulina & Howard Terminal to Central Street & Lawndale 201 / ...

$2

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chicago Union Station to Wilmette 16.8 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  20 min

  1. Drive from Chicago Union Station to Wilmette 16.8 miles

$1 - $3

Uber  •  20 min

  1. Take an Uber from Chicago Union Station to Wilmette 16.8 miles

$21 - $29

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

Metra operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Wilmette hourly. Tickets cost $2 - $3 and the journey takes 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago Union Station to Wilmette via State & Madison and Paulina & Howard Terminal in around 1 h 54 min.

Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Wilmette
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Website
transitchicago.com
Bus from State & Madison to Paulina & Howard Terminal
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Bus from Paulina & Howard Terminal to Central Street & Lawndale
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Other operators
Uber Chicago
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Chicago Union Station to Wilmette
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$21 - $29
uberX
$23 - $30
uberXL
$40 - $55
UberSELECT
$45 - $65
UberBLACK
$70 - $90
SUV
$90 - $120
Taxi from Chicago Union Station to Wilmette
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
https://www.cityofchicago.org/
Website
cityofchicago.org
Checker
Phone
+1 312-243-2537
Website
checkertaxichicago.com
Yellow Cab Chicago
Phone
+1 312-829-4222
Website
facebook.com
Flash Cab
Phone
+1 773-561-4444
Website
flashcab.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chicago Union Station to Wilmette?

The distance between Chicago Union Station and Wilmette is 23 km. The road distance is 27 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chicago Union Station to Wilmette?

The cheapest way to get from Chicago Union Station to Wilmette is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 20 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Chicago Union Station to Wilmette?

The quickest way to get from Chicago Union Station to Wilmette is to taxi which takes 20 min and costs $50 - $65.

Is there a direct train between Chicago Union Station and Wilmette?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago OTC and arriving at Wilmette. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

Is there a direct bus between Chicago Union Station and Wilmette?

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago Union Station to Wilmette. However, there are services departing from State & Madison and arriving at Central Street & Lawndale via Paulina & Howard Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 54 min.

How long does it take to get from Chicago Union Station to Wilmette?

The train from Chicago OTC to Wilmette takes 30 min including transfers and departs hourly.