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There are 7 ways to get from Uptown Station to Chicago by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 34m

  1. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Chicago Union Station Lincoln Service / ...

$30 - $45

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Bus, line 21 bus  •  4h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Uptown Station to Oakbrook Mall Northbound
  2. Take the line 21 bus from North Riverside Mall to Cermak & Clark 21

$31 - $48

Drive  •  2h 13m

  1. Drive from Uptown Station to Chicago 132.3 miles

$13 - $19

Fly from Bloomington  •  3h 15m

  1. Fly from Bloomington (BMI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) BMI - ORD

$88 - $426

Bus to Champaign, fly  •  3h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Bloomington Normal, Il to Champaign, Il
  2. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CMI - ORD

$200 - $354

Bus to Peoria, fly  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Peoria Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Peoria (PIA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) PIA - ORD

$139 - $381

Train to Springfield, fly  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Springfield Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Springfield (SPI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) SPI - ORD

$117 - $223

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The cheapest way to get from Uptown Station to Chicago is to drive which costs $13 - $19 and takes 2h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Uptown Station to Chicago is to drive which costs $13 - $19 and takes 2h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Uptown Station station to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Uptown Station and arriving at Cermak & Clark via Oak Brook Center / Macy's and North Riverside Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 17m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station station and arriving at Chicago Union Station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 34m.

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The distance between Uptown Station and Chicago is 119 miles. The road distance is 132.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Uptown Station to Chicago without a car is to train which takes 2h 34m and costs $30 - $45.

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The train from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Chicago Union Station takes 2h 34m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Uptown Station to Chicago bus services, operated by Peoria Charter Coach Company, depart from Uptown Station.

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Uptown Station to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station.

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The best way to get from Uptown Station to Chicago is to train which takes 2h 34m and costs $30 - $45. Alternatively, you can bus and line 21 bus, which costs $30 - $50 and takes 4h 17m, you could also fly, which costs $85 - $430 and takes 3h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Uptown Station to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 118.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 34m

What companies run services between Uptown Station, IL, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Chicago Union Station 5 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Uptown Station to Chicago via Oak Brook Center / Macy's and North Riverside Mall in around 4h 17m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Bloomington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $400
Flights from Peoria to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Peoria to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $470
Flights from Springfield to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $170
Train operators
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 Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
Train from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Springfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $35
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Uptown Station to Oakbrook Mall
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Uptown Station to Peoria
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Burlington Trailways
Phone
1(800) 992-4618
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Bloomington Normal, Il to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Bloomington Normal, Il to Peoria, Il
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Book at
burlingtontrailways.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Champaign, IL
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Peoria Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
amtrak.com

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The quickest flight from Bloomington Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 56 min.

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Uptown Station to Chicago bus services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), arrive at Cermak & Clark station.

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Uptown Station to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Uptown Station to Chicago is 132 miles. It takes approximately 2h 13m to drive from Uptown Station to Chicago.

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American Airlines offers flights from Bloomington Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 604+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Uptown Station to Bloomington Airport is to bus which takes 32 min and costs $1.

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