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There are 3 ways to get from Chicago to Western Illinois University by train, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 40m

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

$40 - $100

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 15m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Western Illinois University 246.5 miles

$24 - $35

Fly, train  •  5h 28m

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

$181 - $750

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

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

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

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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 best way to get from Chicago to Western Illinois University without a car is to train which takes 3h 40m and costs $40 - $100.

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

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Chicago to Western Illinois University train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Quincy Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 19m.

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Chicago to Western Illinois University train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Macomb Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Western Illinois University is 247 miles. It takes approximately 4h 15m to drive from Chicago to Western Illinois University.

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  • Distance: 187.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 40m

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 3h 19m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Quincy
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Macomb Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
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 Station to Macomb Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
47m
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

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United Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Quincy Airport.

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There are seven+ hotels available in Western Illinois University. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42m and costs $2 - $5.

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