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There are 10 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway, train  •  5h

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) DCA - MDW
  2. Take the train from Van Buren St. to Dune Park

$157 - $1,035

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Train to Baltimore, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) BWI - ORD
  3. Take the train from Van Buren St. to Dune Park

$91 - $343

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Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  5h 23m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DCA - ORD
  2. Take the train from Van Buren St. to Dune Park

$134 - $221

Fly Washington Dulles to Chicago Midway, train  •  7h 10m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Chicago Midway (MDW) IAD - MDW
  2. Take the train from Van Buren St. to Dune Park

$170 - $2,338

Fly Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  7h 38m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) IAD - ORD
  2. Take the train from Van Buren St. to Dune Park

$125 - $248

Train to Baltimore, fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Chicago Midway (MDW) BWI - MDW
  3. Take the train from Van Buren St. to Dune Park

$186 - $693

Train via ROCKVILLE station  •  21h 44m

  1. Take the train from Rockville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Van Buren St. to Dune Park Ssl

$107 - $153

Bus  •  22h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Gary "Greyhound"

$99 - $135

Train  •  27h 25m

  1. Take the train from Alexandria to Chicago Union Station Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Van Buren St. to Dune Park Ssl

$113 - $157

Drive  •  10h 59m

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore 661.4 miles

$65 - $95

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) → Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
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The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is to drive which costs $65 - $95 and takes 10h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is to fly and train which costs $150 - $1,100 and takes 5h.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is 567 miles. The road distance is 661.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore without a car is to train via ROCKVILLE station which takes 21h 44m and costs $100 - $160.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is to train via ROCKVILLE station which takes 21h 44m and costs $100 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $140 and takes 22h 20m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is 1h behind Reagan Washington Airport (DCA). It is currently 8:43 PM in Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and 7:43 PM in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is 661 miles. It takes approximately 10h 59m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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  • Distance: 566.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN, USA?

You can take a train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore via FARRAGUT WEST station, FARRAGUT NORTH station, ROCKVILLE station, Rockville Amtrak, Chicago Union Station, Jackson & Chicago River, Michigan & Van Buren/Congress, Van Buren St., and Dune Park in around 21h 44m. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Washington to Gary once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $110 and the journey takes 19h 35m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Buffalo
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Clarksburg
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Lewisburg
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Dayton
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $370
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare via Dayton
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $310
Train operators
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
mysouthshoreline.com
Train from Van Buren St. to Dune Park
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $10
Schedules at
mysouthshoreline.com
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $110
First Class
$75 - $190
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Rockville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $240
Train from Alexandria to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
23h 41m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Premium
$310 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $280
Business Seat
$200 - $280
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington to Gary
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170

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