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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Chicago to Mendota?

Lowest Price£9.16
Fastest Train1h 21m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Chicago, IL to Mendota, IL
Based on 2 reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
17 December 2019Business
Very relaxing ride to Chicago and back.
28 November 2019Visiting family
Very easy to get a ticket last minute. The train departed and arrived exactly on time and the staff was very helpful.
The WiFi wasn't working so I had to use my phone. I was only on the train for a little over an hour, so I didn't worry about escalating or asking for assistance.
Sit back, relax and enjoy your ride.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Chicago to Mendota right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Chicago to Mendota?

In the last month, £9.16 was the average price of a train ticket from Chicago, IL to Mendota, IL. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £1.18 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Mendota?

The distance between Chicago and Mendota is approximately 80 miles, or 129 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 23 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 21 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Chicago to Mendota are the most crowded on Wednesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Chicago at 14:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 17:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Chicago to Mendota?

Trains leave the station in Chicago twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Mendota with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Mendota to Chicago.

Which train should you take from Chicago to Mendota?

2 train services operate from Chicago, Illinois to Mendota, Illinois. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Illinois Zephyr11h 24m£9.25
Amtrak Southwest Chief11h 22m£9.20

Where is the train station in Chicago?

There is one train station in Chicago:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Where is the train station in Mendota?

Mendota has one train station:

  • 783 Main St

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