There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Mount Vernon by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Centralia Amtrak City Of New Orleans / ...

$123 - $213

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Illini / ...
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to Mt Vernon, Il 1163

$73 - $162

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Drive  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Mount Vernon 279.5 miles

$27 - $40

Fly Chicago Midway to St. Louis, bus  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to St. Louis (STL) MDW - STL
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Mt Vernon, Il

$154 - $369

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Evansville, bus  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Evansville (EVV) ORD - EVV
  2. Take the bus from Evansville, In to Mt Vernon, Il

$211 - $732

Fly Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis, bus  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to St. Louis (STL) ORD - STL
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Mt Vernon, Il

$119 - $310

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Champaign, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Champaign (CMI) ORD - CMI
  2. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Centralia Amtrak

$236 - $628

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Mount Vernon is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Mount Vernon is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Mount Vernon is 256 miles. The road distance is 279.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Mount Vernon without a car is to train which takes 4 h 51 min and costs $120 - $220.

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from Chicago to Mount Vernon, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to St. Louis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Mount Vernon is 279 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to drive from Chicago to Mount Vernon.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to St. Louis Airport.

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There are 11+ hotels available in Mount Vernon. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23 min and costs $2 - $4.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Mount Vernon.
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  • Distance: 256.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 51 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Mount Vernon, IL, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Mount Vernon 3 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 4 h 18 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Evansville
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Evansville
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Centralia Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Train from Chicago Union Station to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Centralia Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
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 Champaign, Il to Mt Vernon, Il
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Mt Vernon, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Evansville, In to Mt Vernon, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35

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