There are 2 ways to get from Rockford to Waukegan by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Rockford, IL to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan Up-N

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Drive  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Rockford to Waukegan 73.9 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from Rockford to Waukegan is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rockford to Waukegan is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 46 min.

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The distance between Rockford and Waukegan is 65 miles. The road distance is 73.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Rockford to Waukegan without a car is to bus and train which takes 3 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Rockford to Waukegan, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rockford to Waukegan is 74 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 46 min to drive from Rockford to Waukegan.

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There are 85+ hotels available in Waukegan. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Rockford to Waukegan.
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  • Distance: 64.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

What companies run services between Rockford, IL, USA and Waukegan, IL, USA?

There is no direct connection from Rockford to Waukegan. However, you can take the taxi to Rockford, IL, take the bus to Chicago, IL - Amtrak, take the walk to Chicago OTC, then take the train to Waukegan. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Waukegan.

Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Rockford, IL to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com

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