There are 3 ways to get from Chicago to Peru by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to La Salle, IL 1205 / ...

$44 - $59

2 alternative options

Train, taxi  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Mendota Amtrak Carl Sandburg / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Mendota Amtrak to Peru

$78 - $123

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Peru 98.8 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago and Peru is 87 miles. The road distance is 98.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Peru without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to get from Chicago to Peru, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Peru is 99 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to drive from Chicago to Peru.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Peru. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Peru.
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  • Distance: 86.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 35 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Peru, IL, USA?

Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Chicago to Peru twice daily. Tickets cost $29 - $45 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min.

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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Train from Chicago Union Station to Mendota Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
$150 - $210
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Other operators
Taxi from Mendota Amtrak to Peru
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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