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There are 3 ways to get from Chicago to Princeton, IL by train, car, subway or shuttle

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Train  •  2h 2m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Princeton Amtrak Station California Zephyr / ...

$14 - $35

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 20m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Princeton, IL 139.1 miles

$13 - $20

Subway, shuttle  •  4h 22m

  1. Take the subway from Jackson-Blue to O'Hare Blue Line
  2. Take a shuttle bus from O'Hare International Airport to Princeton, IL

$92 - $97

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The cost-effective way to get from Chicago to Princeton, IL is to train, which costs $14 - $35 and takes 2h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Princeton, IL is to train which costs $14 - $35 and takes 2h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Princeton Amtrak Station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 44m.

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The distance between Chicago and Princeton, IL is 101 miles. The road distance is 139.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Princeton, IL without a car is to train which takes 2h 2m and costs $14 - $35.

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The train from Chicago Union Station to Princeton Amtrak Station takes 1h 44m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Chicago to Princeton, IL train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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Chicago to Princeton, IL train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Princeton Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Princeton, IL is 139 miles. It takes approximately 2h 20m to drive from Chicago to Princeton, IL.

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There are five+ hotels available in Princeton, IL. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 101.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 2m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Princeton Amtrak Station 3 times a day. Tickets cost $14 - $35 and the journey takes 1h 44m.

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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Princeton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$14 - $35
Bus operators
Act II Transport
Website
actiitransportation.com
Shuttle from O'Hare International Airport to Princeton, IL
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$89 - $92
Schedules at
actiitransportation.com

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