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There are 5 ways to get from Northbrook to Chicago by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  49 min

  1. Take the train from Northbrook to Chicago Union Station Md-N

$5 - $7

Cheapest option

Line 422 bus, bus, line 147 bus  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the line 422 bus from Shermer Walters to Old Orchard Macy's 422
  2. Take the bus from Old Orchard Mall - Macys to Paulina & Howard Terminal 97 / ...
  3. Take the line 147 bus from Paulina & Howard Terminal to Michigan & Van Buren/Congress 147

$3 - $5

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Northbrook to Chicago 24.4 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Northbrook to Chicago 24.4 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  28 min

  1. Take an Uber from Northbrook to Chicago 24.4 miles

$28 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Northbrook to Chicago is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Northbrook to Chicago is to taxi which costs $70 - $90 and takes 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Northbrook to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Shermer Walters and arriving at Michigan & Van Buren/Congress via Old Orchard Mall - Macys and Paulina & Howard Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Northbrook and arriving at Chicago Union Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 49 min.

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The distance between Northbrook and Chicago is 20 miles. The road distance is 24.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Northbrook to Chicago without a car is to train which takes 49 min and costs $5 - $7.

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The train from Northbrook to Chicago Union Station takes 49 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Northbrook to Chicago bus services, operated by Pace Bus, depart from Shermer Walters station.

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

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The best way to get from Northbrook to Chicago is to train which takes 49 min and costs $5 - $7. Alternatively, you can line 422 bus and bus and line 147 bus, which costs $2 - $5 and takes 2 h 21 min.

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Map of how to get from Northbrook to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 20.4 miles
  • Duration: 49 min

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

Metra operates a train from Northbrook to Chicago hourly. Tickets cost $5 - $7 and the journey takes 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Northbrook to Chicago via Old Orchard Mall - Macys and Paulina & Howard Terminal in around 2 h 21 min.

Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Northbrook to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Shermer Walters to Old Orchard Macy's
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Old Orchard Macy's to Howard CTA Station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Phone
+1 888-968-7282
Website
transitchicago.com
Bus from Old Orchard Mall - Macys to Paulina & Howard Terminal
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Bus from Paulina & Howard Terminal to Michigan & Van Buren/Congress
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Other operators
Uber Chicago
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Northbrook to Chicago
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$28 - $40
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uber.com
UberPool
$28 - $40
UberX
$30 - $40
UberXL
$55 - $75
Select
$60 - $80
Black
$95 - $130
Black SUV
$120 - $160
Taxi from Northbrook to Chicago
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
303 Taxi
Phone
+1 847-303-0303
Website
303taxi.com
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en.html
Website
cityofchicago.org
Executive Taxi
Phone
+1 217-637-8808
Pink Taxi
Phone
+1 847-940-TAXI
Website
pinktaxi.org

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Northbrook to Chicago bus services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), arrive at Michigan & Van Buren/Congress station.

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Northbrook to Chicago train services, operated by Metra, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Northbrook to Chicago is 24 miles. It takes approximately 28 min to drive from Northbrook to Chicago.

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