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There are 3 ways to get from Chicago to Waukegan Metra Station by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 20m

  1. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan Up-N

$7 - $9

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chicago to Waukegan Metra Station 41.1 miles

$110 - $130

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Waukegan Metra Station 41.1 miles

$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.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 16m
Fastest train time:
56 min
Trains per week:
128
Cheapest price:
$7
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:35
Last train departs at:
23:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Waukegan Metra Station train schedules

Chicago → Waukegan Metra Station
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Waukegan Metra Station is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Waukegan Metra Station is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Waukegan Metra Station is 2 metres.

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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.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago to Waukegan Metra Station is to taxi which takes 48 min and costs $110 - $130.

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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.

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The distance between Chicago and Waukegan Metra Station is 35 miles. The road distance is 41.1 miles.

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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.

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The train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan takes 1h 20m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Chicago to Waukegan Metra Station train services, operated by Metra, depart from Chicago OTC station.

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Chicago to Waukegan Metra Station train services, operated by Metra, arrive at Waukegan station.

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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.

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There are 72+ hotels available in Waukegan Metra Station. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Waukegan Metra Station.
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  • Distance: 35.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 20m

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.

Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
Metra
Other operators
Taxi from Chicago to Waukegan Metra Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Yellow Cab Chicago
Phone
+1 312-829-4222
Website
facebook.com
Flash Cab
Phone
+1 773-561-4444
Checker
Phone
+1 312-243-2537
Website
checkertaxichicago.com

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