There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Des Plaines by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar
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Train • 34 min
$5 - $7
Line 56 bus, line 226 bus • 1 h 59 min
3 alternative options
Taxi • 23 min
$55 - $70
Drive • 23 min
$1 - $3
Uber • 23 min
$23 - $35
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Des Plaines is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 23 min.
The quickest way to get from Chicago to Des Plaines is to taxi which costs $55 - $70 and takes 23 min.
No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Des Plaines. However, there are services departing from Madison & Clinton and arriving at Des Plaines Metra via Jefferson Park CTA Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 59 min.
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.
The distance between Chicago and Des Plaines is 17 miles. The road distance is 19.2 miles.
The best way to get from Chicago to Des Plaines without a car is to train which takes 34 min and costs $5 - $7.
The train from Chicago OTC to Des Plaines takes 34 min including transfers and departs hourly.
Chicago to Des Plaines bus services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), depart from Madison & Clinton station.
Chicago to Des Plaines train services, operated by Metra, depart from Chicago OTC station.
The best way to get from Chicago to Des Plaines is to train which takes 34 min and costs $5 - $7. Alternatively, you can line 56 bus and line 226 bus, which costs $4 - $5 and takes 1 h 59 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 $5 - $7 and the journey takes 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Des Plaines via Jefferson Park Transit Center and Jefferson Park CTA Station in around 1 h 59 min.
Bus from Madison & Clinton to Jefferson Park Transit Center
- Ave. Duration
- 56 min
- Every 5 minutes
- Estimated price
- $2 - $3
- Schedules at
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More Questions & Answers
Chicago to Des Plaines bus services, operated by Pace Bus, arrive at Des Plaines Metra station.
Chicago to Des Plaines train services, operated by Metra, arrive at Des Plaines station.
Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Des Plaines is 19 miles. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Chicago to Des Plaines.
There are 248+ hotels available in Des Plaines. Prices start at $75 USD per night.