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There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Union College by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Chicago Midway, line 905 bus  •  5h 25m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Albany (ALB) MDW - ALB
  2. Take the line 905 bus from Colonie Station - Central Ave & Colonie Center to Downtown/Train Station - State St & Broadway

$92 - $429

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Train  •  15h 41m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Schenectady Lake Shore Limited

$85 - $120

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Fly from Chicago O'Hare, line 905 bus  •  5h 43m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Albany (ALB) ORD - ALB
  2. Take the line 905 bus from Colonie Station - Central Ave & Colonie Center to Downtown/Train Station - State St & Broadway

$156 - $269

Bus  •  17h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to New York
  2. Take the bus from Chinatown-152 East Broadway to Schenectady Nyc

$112 - $130

Drive  •  13h 34m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Union College 804.2 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Union College is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 13h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Union College is to fly and line 905 bus which costs $90 - $430 and takes 5h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Union College. However, there are services departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Schenectady via Chinatown-152 East Broadway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 17m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Schenectady. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15h 23m.

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The distance between Chicago and Union College is 706 miles. The road distance is 804.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Union College without a car is to train which takes 15h 41m and costs $85 - $120.

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It takes approximately 5h 25m to get from Chicago to Union College, including transfers.

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Chicago to Union College bus services, operated by D&W Bus, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Union College is to train which takes 15h 41m and costs $85 - $120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $130 and takes 17h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Union College.
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  • Distance: 705.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 25m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Union College, NY, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Schenectady twice daily. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 15h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Union College via New York, Chinatown-152 East Broadway, and Schenectady in around 17h 17m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Chicago Midway to Albany via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
15h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Premium
$290 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $250
Business Seat
$180 - $250
Bus operators
Capital District Transportation (CDTA)
Phone
+1 518-482-8822
Website
cdta.org
Bus from Colonie Station - Central Ave & Colonie Center to Downtown/Train Station - State St & Broadway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
cdta.org
D&W Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to New York
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Schedules at
gotobus.com
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gotobus.com
Fox Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Chinatown-152 East Broadway to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
gotobus.com

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Chicago to Union College bus services, operated by Fox Bus, arrive at Schenectady station.

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Union College is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 10:34 AM in Chicago and 11:34 AM in Union College.

Chicago to Union College train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Schenectady station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Union College is 804 miles. It takes approximately 13h 34m to drive from Chicago to Union College.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 100+ hotels available in Union College. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23 min and costs $2 - $5.

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