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There are 4 ways to get from Chicago to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) by subway, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Subway  •  24 min

  1. Take the subway from Adams/Wabash to Central-Green Green Line

$2 - $5

3 alternative options

Line 20 bus  •  55 min

  1. Take the line 20 bus from Madison & Dearborn/State to Madison & Central 20

$3

Taxi  •  10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chicago to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) 8.2 miles

$23 - $29

Drive  •  10 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) 8.2 miles

$1 - $2

Chicago to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) by subways

The subway journey time between Chicago and Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) is around 23 min and covers a distance of around 8 miles. The fastest subway normally takes 23 min. Operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), the Chicago to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) subway service departs from Adams/Wabash and arrives in Central-Green. Typically 913 subways run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Subway route overview

Average subway time:
23 min
Fastest subway time:
23 min
Subways per week:
913
Cheapest price:
$2
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last subways

First subway departs at:
00:11
Last subway departs at:
23:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) subway schedules

Subways departing Monday, June 14, 2021

Chicago → Austin Station (CTA Blue Line)
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) is 800-232-4636.

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The social distance requirement in Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 8 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) is to taxi which costs $23 - $29 and takes 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madison & Dearborn/State and arriving at Madison & Central. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Adams/Wabash and arriving at Central-Green. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 24 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) is 7 miles. The road distance is 8.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) without a car is to subway which takes 24 min and costs $2 - $5.

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The subway from Adams/Wabash to Central-Green takes 24 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Chicago to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) bus services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), depart from Madison & Dearborn/State station.

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Chicago to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) train services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), depart from Adams/Wabash station.

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Chicago to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) bus services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), arrive at Madison & Central station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line).
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  • Distance: 7.2 miles
  • Duration: 24 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Austin Station (CTA Blue Line), IL, USA?

Chicago Transit (CTA) operates a vehicle from Adams/Wabash to Central-Green every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $5 and the journey takes 24 min. Alternatively, Chicago Transit (CTA) operates a bus from Madison & Dearborn/State to Madison & Central every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 44 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Phone
+1 888-968-7282
Website
transitchicago.com
Bus from Madison & Dearborn/State to Madison & Central
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chicago to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line)
Ave. Duration
10 min
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Yellow Cab Chicago
Phone
+1 312-829-4222
Website
facebook.com
Flash Cab
Phone
+1 773-561-4444
Checker
Phone
+1 312-243-2537
Website
checkertaxichicago.com

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Chicago to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) train services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), arrive at Central-Green station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line) is 8 miles. It takes approximately 10 min to drive from Chicago to Austin Station (CTA Blue Line).

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