There are 3 ways to get from Chicago to Elkhart by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Elkhart Amtrak Capitol Limited / ...

$30 - $65

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Bus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Elkhart, IN Chicago

$28 - $40

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Drive  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Elkhart 111.2 miles

$10 - $16

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Elkhart, IN. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Elkhart Amtrak. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 49 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Elkhart is 87 miles. The road distance is 111.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Elkhart without a car is to train which takes 1 h 49 min and costs .

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The train from Chicago Union Station to Elkhart Amtrak takes 1 h 49 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Chicago to Elkhart bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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Chicago to Elkhart train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Elkhart is to train which takes 1 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 40 min.

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Chicago to Elkhart bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Elkhart, IN station.

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Elkhart is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 6:24 PM in Chicago and 7:24 PM in Elkhart.

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  • Distance: 86.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 49 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Elkhart, IN, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Elkhart 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $65 and the journey takes 1 h 49 min. Alternatively, Hoosier Ride operates a bus from Chicago to Elkhart once daily. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min.

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Amtrak

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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Elkhart Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
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Chicago to Elkhart train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Elkhart Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Elkhart is 111 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 53 min to drive from Chicago to Elkhart.

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