There are 4 ways to get from Chicago to Western Illinois University by train, car, plane or bus

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  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Macomb Amtrak Carl Sandburg / ...

$40 - $100

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Western Illinois University 246.5 miles

$24 - $35

Fly to Quincy, train  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Quincy (UIN) ORD - UIN
  2. Take the train from Quincy Amtrak to Macomb Amtrak

$181 - $750

Fly to Peoria, bus, train  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Peoria (PIA) ORD - PIA
  2. Take the bus from Peoria, IL to Galesburg Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak to Macomb Amtrak

$230 - $531

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Western Illinois University is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Western Illinois University is to train which costs $40 - $100 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Western Illinois University is 188 miles. The road distance is 246.5 miles.

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The train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Macomb Amtrak takes 3 h 19 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station Amtrak station and arriving at Macomb Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 19 min.

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What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Western Illinois University, IL, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Western Illinois University twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $100 and the journey takes 3 h 19 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Quincy
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Macomb Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Quincy Amtrak to Macomb Amtrak
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Galesburg Amtrak to Macomb Amtrak
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators

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