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There are 4 ways to get from Chicago to Elkhorn by train, taxi, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, taxi  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Harvard Up-Nw
  2. Take a taxi from Harvard to Elkhorn

$80 - $97

3 alternative options

Train, line 808 bus, taxi  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Crystal Lake
  2. Take the line 808 bus from Crystal Lake Metra to Harvard Metra Station 808
  3. Take a taxi from Harvard Metra Station to Elkhorn

$80 - $97

Amtrak Thruway  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Chicago, IL to Janesville, WI 8960

$130 - $160

Drive  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Elkhorn 89.2 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Elkhorn is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Elkhorn is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 41 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Elkhorn is 73 miles. The road distance is 89.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Elkhorn without a car is to train and taxi which takes 2 h 19 min and costs $80 - $100.

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It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to get from Chicago to Elkhorn, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Elkhorn is 89 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 41 min to drive from Chicago to Elkhorn.

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There are 34+ hotels available in Elkhorn. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Elkhorn.
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  • Distance: 72.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 19 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Elkhorn, WI, USA?

Amtrak operates a bus from Chicago to Elkhorn every 4 hours, and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Harvard
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Crystal Lake
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Crystal Lake Metra to Harvard Metra Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Janesville, WI
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Other operators
Taxi from Harvard to Elkhorn
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85

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