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Train, taxi  •  1h 45m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Mendota Amtrak Station Carl Sandburg / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Mendota Amtrak Station to Amboy

$82 - $108

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Bus  •  3h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Dixon "Greyhound"

$63 - $86

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2h

  1. Drive from Chicago to Amboy 107 miles

$10 - $16

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The most affordable way to get from Chicago to Amboy is to drive, which costs $10 - $16 and takes 2h.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Amboy is to train and taxi which costs $80 - $110 and takes 1h 45m.

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The distance between Chicago and Amboy is 89 miles. The road distance is 107 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Amboy without a car is to train and taxi which takes 1h 45m and costs $80 - $110.

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It takes approximately 1h 45m to get from Chicago to Amboy, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Amboy is 107 miles. It takes approximately 2h to drive from Chicago to Amboy.

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There are four+ hotels available in Amboy. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 88.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 45m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Amboy, IL, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to Dixon twice daily. Tickets cost $18 - $26 and the journey takes 2h 40m.

Train operators

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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Contact Details
+1 215-856-7924
Train from Chicago Union Station to Mendota Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Bus from Chicago to Dixon
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
$18 - $26
$35 - $55
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Taxi from Mendota Amtrak Station to Amboy
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70

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