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There are 4 ways to get from Chicago to Zion by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 30m

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

$7 - $10

3 alternative options

Train via Sheridan Rd & Washington St  •  2h 9m

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

$9 - $14

Taxi  •  58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chicago to Zion 47.8 miles

$120 - $160

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Zion 47.8 miles

$4 - $7

Chicago to Zion by train

The train journey time between Chicago and Zion is around 1h 26m and covers a distance of around 42 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 24m. Operated by Metra, the Chicago to Zion train service departs from Chicago OTC and arrives in Zion. Typically 46 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 26m
Fastest train time:
1h 24m
Trains per week:
46
Cheapest price:
$7
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:35
Last train departs at:
21:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Zion train schedules

Chicago → Zion
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zion is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Zion is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Zion is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Zion is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Zion is to taxi which costs $120 - $160 and takes 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago OTC and arriving at Zion. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 30m.

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The distance between Chicago and Zion is 41 miles. The road distance is 47.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Zion without a car is to train which takes 1h 30m and costs $7 - $10.

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The train from Chicago OTC to Zion takes 1h 30m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Zion is 48 miles. It takes approximately 58 min to drive from Chicago to Zion.

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There are 59+ hotels available in Zion. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 41 miles
  • Duration: 1h 30m

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

Metra operates a train from Chicago OTC to Zion every 4 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $10 and the journey takes 1h 30m.

Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Zion
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Metra
Train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
Metra
Other operators
Taxi from Chicago to Zion
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160
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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