There are 3 ways to get from Chicago to Waukegan Metra Station by train, taxi or car
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Train • 1h 20m
$7 - $9
2 alternative options
Taxi • 48 min
$110 - $130
Drive • 48 min
$4 - $6
Chicago to Waukegan Metra Station by trains
The train journey time between Chicago and Waukegan Metra Station is around 1h 16m and covers a distance of around 36 miles. The fastest train normally takes 56 min. Operated by Metra, the Chicago to Waukegan Metra Station train service departs from Chicago OTC and arrives in Waukegan. Typically 128 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
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Chicago to Waukegan Metra Station train schedules
Trains departing Sunday, June 13, 2021
Trains departing Monday, June 14, 2021
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Last updated: 8 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Waukegan Metra Station is to drive which costs $4 - $6 and takes 48 min.
The fastest way to get from Chicago to Waukegan Metra Station is to taxi which takes 48 min and costs $110 - $130.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago OTC and arriving at Waukegan. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 20m.
The distance between Chicago and Waukegan Metra Station is 35 miles. The road distance is 41.1 miles.
The best way to get from Chicago to Waukegan Metra Station without a car is to train which takes 1h 20m and costs $7 - $9.
The train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan takes 1h 20m including transfers and departs hourly.
Chicago to Waukegan Metra Station train services, operated by Metra, depart from Chicago OTC station.
Chicago to Waukegan Metra Station train services, operated by Metra, arrive at Waukegan station.
Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Waukegan Metra Station is 41 miles. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Chicago to Waukegan Metra Station.
There are 72+ hotels available in Waukegan Metra Station. Prices start at $100 USD per night.
What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Waukegan Metra Station, IL, USA?
Metra operates a train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $9 and the journey takes 1h 20m.
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