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There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Melrose Park by train, subway, bus, taxi or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Melrose Park

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Subway, line 303 bus

  1. Take the subway from Jackson-Blue to Forest Park
  2. Take the line 303 bus from Forest Park CTA Station to Broadway Ave & Division St

3 alternative options

Line 20 bus, line 309 bus

  1. Take the line 20 bus from Madison & Dearborn/State to Madison & Austin Terminal
  2. Take the line 309 bus from Lake St & Austin Blvd to Lake St & 21st Ave

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Chicago to Melrose Park

Drive

  1. Drive from Chicago to Melrose Park

Chicago to Melrose Park by train

The train journey time between Chicago and Melrose Park is around 22 min and covers a distance of around 12 miles. The fastest train normally takes 22 min. Operated by Metra, the Chicago to Melrose Park train service departs from Chicago OTC and arrives in Melrose Park. Typically 98 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
22 min
Fastest train time:
22 min
Train distance:
12 miles
Trains per week:
98
Cheapest price:
$3
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:53
Last train departs at:
23:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Melrose Park train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Melrose Park is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Melrose Park is to taxi which costs $35 - $45 and takes 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Melrose Park. However, there are services departing from Madison & Dearborn/State and arriving at Lake St & 21st Ave via Lake St & Austin Blvd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago OTC and arriving at Melrose Park. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 22 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Melrose Park is 12 miles. The road distance is 13.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Melrose Park without a car is to train which takes 22 min and costs $3 - $6.

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The train from Chicago OTC to Melrose Park takes 22 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Chicago to Melrose Park bus services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), depart from Madison & Dearborn/State station.

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Chicago to Melrose Park train services, operated by Metra, depart from Chicago OTC station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Melrose Park is to train which takes 22 min and costs $3 - $6. Alternatively, you can line 20 bus and line 309 bus, which costs $3 - $8 and takes 1h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Melrose Park.
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  • Distance: 12 miles
  • Duration: 22 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Melrose Park, IL, USA?

Metra operates a train from Chicago OTC to Melrose Park every 2 hours. Tickets cost $3 - $6 and the journey takes 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Melrose Park via Madison & Austin Terminal and Lake St & Austin Blvd in around 1h 40m.

Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Melrose Park
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Metra
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Bus operators
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Forest Park CTA Station to Broadway Ave & Division St
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Lake St & Austin Blvd to Lake St & 21st Ave
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Phone
+1 888-968-7282
Website
transitchicago.com
Bus from Madison & Dearborn/State to Madison & Austin Terminal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Child/Senior/Disabled
$2
Adult
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Chicago to Melrose Park
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Yellow Cab Chicago
Phone
+1 312-829-4222
Website
facebook.com
Flash Cab
Phone
+1 773-561-4444
Checker
Phone
+1 312-243-2537
Website
checkertaxichicago.com

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Chicago to Melrose Park bus services, operated by Pace Bus, arrive at Lake St & 21st Ave station.

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Chicago to Melrose Park train services, operated by Metra, arrive at Melrose Park station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Melrose Park is 14 miles. It takes approximately 18 min to drive from Chicago to Melrose Park.

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There are 463+ hotels available in Melrose Park. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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