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There are 4 ways to get from Fox Lake to Charleston by train, plane, bus or car

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, fly  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the train from Fox Lake to Mayfair
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Charleston (CRW) ORD - CRW

$204 - $932

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Train, bus  •  16h 28m

  1. Take the train from Fox Lake to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Charleston, Wv

$60 - $175

2 alternative options

Train  •  16h 13m

  1. Take the train from Fox Lake to Chicago Union Station Md-N
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Charleston Amtrak Station Cardinal

$89 - $230

Drive  •  9h 33m

  1. Drive from Fox Lake to Charleston 540.6 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Fox Lake to Charleston is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 9h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Fox Lake to Charleston is to train and fly which costs $200 - $950 and takes 4h 49m.

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No, there is no direct train from Fox Lake to Charleston station. However, there are services departing from Fox Lake and arriving at Charleston Amtrak Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 13m.

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The distance between Fox Lake and Charleston is 446 miles. The road distance is 540.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Fox Lake to Charleston without a car is to train which takes 16h 13m and costs $85 - $230.

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It takes approximately 4h 49m to get from Fox Lake to Charleston, including transfers.

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Fox Lake to Charleston train services, operated by Metra, depart from Fox Lake station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Charleston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Charleston is 1h ahead of Fox Lake. It is currently 1:46 PM in Fox Lake and 2:46 PM in Charleston.

Fox Lake to Charleston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Charleston Amtrak Station.

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Map of how to get from Fox Lake to Charleston.
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  • Distance: 446.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 49m

What companies run services between Fox Lake, IL, USA and Charleston, WV, USA?

You can take a train from Fox Lake to Charleston via Chicago Union Station in around 16h 13m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Fox Lake to Mayfair
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Fox Lake to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrarail.com
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Charleston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
13h 36m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $470
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Charleston, Wv
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55

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Yes, the driving distance between Fox Lake to Charleston is 541 miles. It takes approximately 9h 33m to drive from Fox Lake to Charleston.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Charleston Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Charleston. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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