There are 3 ways to get from Chicago to Monticello by train, taxi, bus 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

Train, taxi  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Rensselaer Amtrak Cardinal / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Rensselaer Amtrak to Monticello

$122 - $175

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Lafayette 4965 / ...

$98 - $141

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h

  1. Drive from Chicago to Monticello 111.5 miles

$10 - $16

Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago and Monticello is 91 miles. The road distance is 111.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Monticello without a car is to train and taxi which takes 2 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to get from Chicago to Monticello, including transfers.

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Monticello is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 2:06 PM in Chicago and 3:06 PM in Monticello.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Monticello is 112 miles. It takes approximately 2 h to drive from Chicago to Monticello.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Monticello. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Monticello.
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  • Distance: 90.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 35 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to Monticello hourly. Tickets cost $18 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min. Hoosier Ride also services this route twice daily.

Train operators

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
+1 1-800-872-7245
Train from Chicago Union Station to Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
$150 - $210
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Bus from Chicago, Il to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Estimated price
$18 - $45
$18 - $27
$30 - $45
Other operators
Taxi from Rensselaer Amtrak to Monticello
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120

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