There are 4 ways to get from Chicago to Elkhart by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  1 h 49 min

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

$30 - $65

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Elkhart, IN 0351

$29 - $40

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Elkhart 111.2 miles

$10 - $16

Fly  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to South Bend (SBN) ORD - SBN

$303 - $620

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Elkhart is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Elkhart is to train which costs $30 - $65 and takes 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 train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Elkhart Amtrak takes 1 h 49 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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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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 $29 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to South Bend
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Bus operators

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