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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Illinois State University by train, bus, car or plane

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Illinois State University.
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  • Distance: 118.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 26 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Illinois State University, IL, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Illinois State University every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 hours 11 minutes. Alternatively, Peoria Charter Coach Company operates a bus from Chicago to Illinois State University 4 times a day. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 3 hours 15 minutes.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bloomington
Avg. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Avg. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Avg. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Avg. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak
Avg. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport to Uptown Station
Avg. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Peoria, Bradley University to Uptown Station
Avg. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Burlington Trailways

How far is it from Chicago to Illinois State University?

The distance between Chicago and Illinois State University is 190 km. The road distance is 213 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chicago to Illinois State University?

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Illinois State University is to drive which costs $16 and takes 2 hours 13 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Chicago to Illinois State University?

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Illinois State University is to drive which takes 2 hours 13 minutes and costs $16.

Is there a direct train between Chicago and Illinois State University?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Bloomington-Normal Amtrak. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 hours 11 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Chicago to Illinois State University?

The train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak takes 2 hours 11 minutes including transfers and departs every four hours.