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There are 4 ways to get from Chicago to Saint John by bus, taxi, train or car

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Bus, taxi

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Gary, IN
  2. Take a taxi from Gary, IN to Saint John

Cheapest option


  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Dyer Amtrak

2 alternative options


  1. Take a taxi from Chicago to Saint John


  1. Drive from Chicago to Saint John

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The most affordable way to get from Chicago to Saint John is to drive, which costs $3 - $5 and takes 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Saint John is to taxi which costs $90 - $120 and takes 45 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Saint John is 31 miles. The road distance is 33 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Saint John without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 1h and costs $60 - $110.

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It takes approximately 1h to get from Chicago to Saint John, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Saint John is 33 miles. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from Chicago to Saint John.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Saint John.
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  • Distance: 30.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Saint John, Lake County, IN, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Dyer Amtrak 6 times a week. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 58 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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Contact Details
+1 215-856-7924
Train from Chicago Union Station to Dyer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
58 min
6 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Business Seat
$27 - $40
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
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Bus from Chicago to Gary
Ave. Duration
45 min
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
$10 - $16
$26 - $40
Hoosier Ride
Other operators
Taxi from Gary, IN to Saint John
Ave. Duration
25 min
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Krazy Cab of NWI
+1 219-763-1675

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