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Options for Ground Transportation from O'Hare to Round Lake?

Options for Ground Transportation from O'Hare to Round Lake?

Aug 20th, 2013, 07:37 AM
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Options for Ground Transportation from O'Hare to Round Lake?

Arriving from Munich Friday September 27 at 16:00, I prefer not to rent a car and drop it off in Round Lake while visiting relatives for a few days. What are my altertnatives and what are hte approximate costs for a trip that may be during the rush home on a Friday afternoon?
Someone has suggested taking a cab from the airport. Is that the best option?
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Aug 20th, 2013, 08:55 AM
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Contact American Taxi (www.americantaxi.com). They offer flat-rate trips from ORD to the suburbs. Round Lake would be approximately $56.
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Aug 22nd, 2013, 05:23 AM
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Citylights.....Thank you for putting me onto American Taxi.
I just looked up their web site and calculated the trip to Round Lake. It estimates $93. and that is okay. It is preferable to renting a car after arriving from a european destination.
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Sep 6th, 2013, 05:53 PM
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dustieboots:
If you're willing to take the train, the Metra North Central Service has a station at O'Hare. It will take you to Round Lake Beach in about fifty minutes for $6.25 one way. Trains stop at O'Hare every 30 minutes, close to the hour and half-hour on weekdays. You can ask the relatives to meet you at the Round Lake station, or take a taxi from there for a lot less than $93.
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Sep 6th, 2013, 05:54 PM
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Here's the Metra link:
http://metrarail.com/content/metra/e...p/ncs/map.html
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