How to get from Chicago to Mount Vernon

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  •  4 h 51 min

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

$73 - $162

6 alternative options

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 11 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 St. Louis, bus  •  5 h 25 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 Evansville, bus  •  5 h 26 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 Champaign, train  •  6 h 5 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

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Springfield, drive  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Springfield (SPI) ORD - SPI
  2. Drive from Springfield to Mount Vernon

$101 - $367

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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Evansville
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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 Champaign
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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 Amtrak 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
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago and Mount Vernon is 410 km. The road distance is 447 km.

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

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

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