There are 5 ways to get from Chicago Union Station to Wilmette by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train  •  38 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

$23 - $35

Questions & Answers

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

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

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The distance between Chicago Union Station and Wilmette is 14 miles. The road distance is 16.8 miles.

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The train from Chicago OTC to Wilmette takes 29 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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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.

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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 29 min.

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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 29 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
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Phone
+1 888-968-7282
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
$23 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$23 - $35
uberX
$24 - $35
uberXL
$40 - $55
UberSELECT
$45 - $60
UberBLACK
$65 - $90
SUV
$85 - $110
Taxi from Chicago Union Station to Wilmette
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
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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