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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, taxi  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Gilman Amtrak Illini / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Gilman Amtrak to Watseka

$68 - $113

2 alternative options

Bus, taxi  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Kankakee, Il 1163 / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Kankakee, Il to Watseka

$99 - $129

Drive  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Watseka 89.1 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Watseka is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Watseka is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 44 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Watseka is 77 miles. The road distance is 89.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Watseka without a car is to train and taxi which takes 1 h 51 min and costs $65 - $120.

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It takes approximately 1 h 51 min to get from Chicago to Watseka, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Watseka is 89 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 44 min to drive from Chicago to Watseka.

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There are four+ hotels available in Watseka. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Watseka.
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  • Distance: 76.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 51 min

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

There is no direct connection from Chicago to Watseka. However, you can take the train to Gilman Amtrak then take the taxi to Watseka. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Kankakee, Il then take the taxi to Watseka.

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 Gilman Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Kankakee, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$23 - $30
Other operators
Taxi from Gilman Amtrak to Watseka
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
$40 - $55

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