There are 4 ways to get from Chicago to Chicago Pile-1 by train, bus, taxi or car
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Train • 33 min
$4 - $6
Line 4 bus • 42 min
2 alternative options
Taxi • 9 min
$20 - $25
Drive • 9 min
Chicago to Chicago Pile-1 by train and walk
The journey time between Chicago and Chicago Pile-1 is around 12 min and covers a distance of around 7 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 10 min. Operated by Metra, the Chicago to Chicago Pile-1 service departs from Van Buren St. and arrives in Chicago Pile-1. Typically 340 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
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Chicago to Chicago Pile-1 train and walk schedules
Departing Sunday, June 20, 2021
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Chicago Pile-1 is to drive which costs $1 and takes 9 min.
The quickest way to get from Chicago to Chicago Pile-1 is to taxi which costs $20 - $25 and takes 9 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Michigan & Balbo and arriving at Cottage Grove & 56th Street. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 37 min.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Van Buren St. and arriving at 55th - 56th - 57th St.. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 min.
The distance between Chicago and Chicago Pile-1 is 6 miles. The road distance is 6.9 miles.
The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Pile-1 without a car is to train which takes 33 min and costs $4 - $6.
The train from Van Buren St. to 55th - 56th - 57th St. takes 14 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.
Chicago to Chicago Pile-1 bus services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), depart from Michigan & Balbo station.
Chicago to Chicago Pile-1 train services, operated by Metra, depart from Van Buren St. station.
The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Pile-1 is to train which takes 33 min and costs $4 - $6. Alternatively, you can line 4 bus, which costs $3 and takes 42 min.
What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Chicago Pile-1, IL, USA?
Metra operates a train from Van Buren St. to 55th - 56th - 57th St. every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 14 min. Alternatively, Chicago Transit (CTA) operates a bus from Michigan & Balbo to Cottage Grove & 56th Street every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 37 min.
Bus from Michigan & Balbo to Cottage Grove & 56th Street
- Ave. Duration
- 37 min
- Every 15 minutes
- Estimated price
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Chicago to Chicago Pile-1 bus services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), arrive at Cottage Grove & 56th Street station.
Chicago to Chicago Pile-1 train services, operated by Metra, arrive at 55th - 56th - 57th St. station.
Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Chicago Pile-1 is 7 miles. It takes approximately 9 min to drive from Chicago to Chicago Pile-1.
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