Directions from Chicago to Sterling

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Recommended option

Train, taxi  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Southwest Chief / ...

$144 - $195

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Bnsf / ...
  2. 4567 / ...

$72 - $144

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 38 min

  1. 4567 / ...

$72 - $109

Drive  •  2 h

  1. 117.3 miles

$11 - $17

Fly, drive  •  4 h 35 min

  1. ORD - DBQ

$161 - $369

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to Sterling hourly. Tickets cost $17 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dubuque
Ave. Duration
55 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 Princeton Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$14 - $35
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Naperville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Dixon, Il
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Naperville Rt59 to Dixon, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Other operators
Taxi from Princeton Amtrak to Sterling
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago and Sterling is 172 km. The road distance is 188 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Sterling is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h.

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Sterling is to drive which takes 2 h and costs $11 - $17.

It takes approximately 2 h 41 min to get from Chicago to Sterling, including transfers.