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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Forest Park Station by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  3h 21m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to St. Louis (STL) ORD - STL

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Bus  •  6h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to St Louis "Greyhound"

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Fly from Chicago Midway  •  3h 9m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to St. Louis (STL) MDW - STL

Train to Milwaukee, fly  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to St. Louis (STL) MKE - STL

Train  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Louis Lincoln Service / ...

Drive  •  5h 5m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Forest Park Station 302.9 miles

Chicago to Forest Park Station by train

The train journey time between Chicago and Forest Park Station is around 6h 23m and covers a distance of around 288 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 41 min. The fastest train normally takes 5h 37m. Operated by Amtrak and Metro St. Louis, the Chicago to Forest Park Station train service departs from Chicago Union Station and arrives in FOREST PARK station. Typically 37 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
5h 42m
Layover time:
41 min
Total time:
6h 23m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
5h 37m
Train distance:
288 miles
Trains per week:
37
Cheapest price:
$46
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:00
Last train departs at:
19:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Forest Park Station train schedules

Chicago → Forest Park Station
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COVID-19 help in United States

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 800-232-4636

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, travel within United States is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Forest Park Station is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Forest Park Station is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Forest Park Station is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 19 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Centers for Disease control and prevention (CDC).

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The cost-effective way to get from Chicago to Forest Park Station is to drive, which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Forest Park Station is to fly which costs $130 - $2,900 and takes 3h 9m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to Forest Park Station station. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at FOREST PARK station via CIVIC CENTER station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 47m.

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The distance between Chicago and Forest Park Station is 265 miles. The road distance is 302.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Forest Park Station without a car is to train which takes 5h 47m and costs $45 - $65.

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It takes approximately 3h 21m to get from Chicago to Forest Park Station, including transfers.

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Chicago to Forest Park Station train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Forest Park Station is to fly which takes 3h 21m and costs $40 - $170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $65 and takes 5h 47m, you could also bus, which costs $40 - $55 and takes 6h 57m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to St. Louis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Chicago to Forest Park Station train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at St. Louis station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Forest Park Station.
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  • Distance: 264.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 21m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Forest Park Station, MO, USA?

American Airlines, Frontier Airlines and three other airlines fly from Chicago to Forest Park Station hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to St. Louis 5 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 5h 30m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis via Quincy
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Flights from Milwaukee to St. Louis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Flights from Milwaukee to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from Milwaukee to St. Louis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis via Quincy
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $430
GoJet Airlines
Website
gojetairlines.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$14 - $280
Train operators
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago to St Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $90

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Forest Park Station is 303 miles. It takes approximately 5h 5m to drive from Chicago to Forest Park Station.

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Frontier Airlines, GoJet Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to St. Louis Airport.

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There are 181+ hotels available in Forest Park Station. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $1 - $5.

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