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There are 9 ways to get from UNION STATION station to Downers Grove by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  5h 48m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DCA - ORD
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Downers Grove

$124 - $220

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Train to Baltimore, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  5h 47m

  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 Chicago Union Station to Downers Grove

$78 - $317

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Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway, train  •  5h 33m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) DCA - MDW
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Downers Grove

$144 - $1,120

Train to Baltimore, fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  5h 41m

  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 Chicago Union Station to Downers Grove

$173 - $667

Fly Washington Dulles to Chicago Midway, train  •  6h 25m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Chicago Midway (MDW) IAD - MDW
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Downers Grove

$161 - $2,326

Fly Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6h 45m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) IAD - ORD
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Downers Grove

$116 - $236

Train  •  19h 2m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...

$88 - $122

Bus  •  23h 43m

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

$89 - $121

Drive  •  12h 1m

  1. Drive from UNION STATION station to Downers Grove 717.4 miles

$70 - $110

UNION STATION station to Downers Grove by walk and train

The journey time between UNION STATION station and Downers Grove is around 20h 28m and covers a distance of around 794 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 19h 18m. Services are operated by Amtrak and Metra. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
20h 28m
Fastest journey time:
19h 18m
Journey distance:
794 miles
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$88
Carbon emissions:
67 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:59
Last service departs at:
16:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

UNION STATION station to Downers Grove walk and train schedules

UNION STATION station → Downers Grove
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The cheapest way to get from UNION STATION station to Downers Grove is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12h 1m.

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The fastest way to get from UNION STATION station to Downers Grove is to fly and train which takes 5h 33m and costs $140 - $1,200.

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No, there is no direct bus from UNION STATION station to Downers Grove. However, there are services departing from Washington and arriving at Ogden Ave / Main St via Harrison & Jefferson, 54th Ave CTA Station/Pink Line and Yorktown Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from UNION STATION station station to Downers Grove. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Downers Grove via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 2m.

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The distance between UNION STATION station and Downers Grove is 616 miles. The road distance is 717.4 miles.

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The best way to get from UNION STATION station to Downers Grove without a car is to train which takes 19h 2m and costs $85 - $130.

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It takes approximately 5h 48m to get from UNION STATION station to Downers Grove, including transfers.

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UNION STATION station to Downers Grove bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington station.

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UNION STATION station to Downers Grove train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from UNION STATION station to Downers Grove is to train which takes 19h 2m and costs $85 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $130 and takes 23h 43m.

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  • Distance: 616.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 48m

What companies run services between UNION STATION station, DC, USA and Downers Grove, IL, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station twice daily. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 17h 40m. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Washington to Chicago once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 20h 20m.

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 Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
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 37m
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 37m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
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 Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $370
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 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
Friday and Sunday
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 Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
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 Columbus
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
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 Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
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 Baltimore to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $310
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 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago Midway via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Downers Grove
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Metra
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.

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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
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.

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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
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 Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $250
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 Chicago
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $120
Flexible
$120 - $180

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 3m.

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UNION STATION station to Downers Grove bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Chicago station.

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Downers Grove is 1h behind UNION STATION station. It is currently 3:37 PM in UNION STATION station and 2:37 PM in Downers Grove.

UNION STATION station to Downers Grove train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between UNION STATION station to Downers Grove is 717 miles. It takes approximately 12h 1m to drive from UNION STATION station to Downers Grove.

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

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There are 201+ hotels available in Downers Grove. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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