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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Merrillville, IN 0358 / ...

$16 - $21

Cheapest option

Train, line 0358 bus  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Van Buren St. to Gary Metro Center Ssl
  2. Take the line 0358 bus from Gary, IN to Merrillville, IN 0358 / ...

$16 - $21

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chicago to Merrillville 40 miles

$110 - $150

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Merrillville 40 miles

$3 - $6

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Merrillville is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Merrillville is to taxi which costs $110 - $150 and takes 45 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Merrillville is 31 miles. The road distance is 40 miles.

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The bus from Chicago, IL to Merrillville, IN takes 1 h 25 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Merrillville, IN. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 25 min.

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What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Merrillville, IN, USA?

Hoosier Ride operates a bus from Chicago to Merrillville twice daily. Tickets cost $16 - $21 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min.

Train operators
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Van Buren St. to Gary Metro Center
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Merrillville, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Book at
hos.tdstickets.com
Bus from Gary, IN to Merrillville, IN
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Book at
hos.tdstickets.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chicago to Merrillville
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Flash Cab
Phone
+1 773-561-4444
Website
flashcab.com
Yellow Cab Chicago
Phone
+1 312-829-4222
Website
facebook.com
https://www.cityofchicago.org/
Website
cityofchicago.org
Checker
Phone
+1 312-243-2537
Website
checkertaxichicago.com

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