There are 4 ways to get from Chicago to Des Plaines by train, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  34 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Des Plaines Up-Nw

$2 - $3

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chicago to Des Plaines 19.2 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Des Plaines 19.2 miles

$1 - $3

Uber  •  23 min

  1. Take an Uber from Chicago to Des Plaines 19.2 miles

$24 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Des Plaines is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Des Plaines is to taxi which costs $55 - $70 and takes 23 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Des Plaines is 17 miles. The road distance is 19.2 miles.

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The train from Chicago OTC to Des Plaines takes 34 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago OTC and arriving at Des Plaines. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 34 min.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Des Plaines without a car is to train which takes 34 min and costs $2 - $3.

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Chicago to Des Plaines train services, operated by Metra, arrive at Harvard station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Des Plaines.
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  • Distance: 17.2 miles
  • Duration: 34 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Des Plaines, IL, USA?

Metra operates a train from Chicago to Des Plaines hourly. Tickets cost $2 - $3 and the journey takes 34 min.

Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Des Plaines
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Other operators
Uber Chicago
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Chicago to Des Plaines
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$24 - $35
UberX
$26 - $35
UberXL
$45 - $60
Select
$50 - $65
Black
$75 - $100
Black SUV
$100 - $130
Taxi from Chicago to Des Plaines
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
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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