TThe Edith Farnsworth House is located approximately 58 miles southwest of Chicago in Plano, Illinois, on a secured private estate along the Fox River. During most of the year it cannot be seen from the road. The only legal access to the property is through one of the tour options. Advance transportation arrangements are strongly recommended.


Due to increased congestion and construction, allow 2 hours drive time from Chicago to accommodate detours and construction traffic. Parking is available at the Visitor’s Center located at Gate 1.  Please use your GPS or Google maps for best directions using the address:


Request a ride with Uber from the Downtown Aurora Metra Station to Edith Farnsworth House.
Median ride distance: 17.1 miles, Median ride time: 31 minutes
UberX 7-day median price of a similar route is $35.58. Similar routes are determined based on factors such as location, duration, and distance of the trip request*.
* Source: Uber Ride app

Amtrak Train
Chicago to Plano $8.50 each way advance registration only, fare increases if purchased on the train.
Departs Chicago at 7:35 am arrives in Plano at 8:33 am. Return trip not until 8:40 pm arrives in Chicago at 9:53 pm.

Metra Rail System
Chicago to Aurora
Hourly trips $7.50 each way
See Taxi Cab information from Aurora Metra Station to Plano.

Bus Companies

Kendall Area Transit
Kendall Area Transit (KAT) is the local demand-response public transit service for Kendall County. KAT can provide pre-arranged transportation between the Aurora Transportation Center and locations in Kendall County (including the Farnsworth House) as availability allows. Weekdays only.

National Charter Bus Chicago

Based exclusively in the state of Illinois; variety of bus sizes available.
Get 5% off bus rentals across the county. Use promo code busedu (case sensitive).

Metropolitan Shuttle
Reservation service for bus rental and charter bus services that operates through a network of vendors specializing in group travel throughout the Chicago area.

GoGo Charters
Located in Chicago, provides transportation options for groups.

Taxi Cabs
Between Aurora Metra Station and the Farnsworth House in Plano. Ask for the Farnsworth House price.

A-Cab of Sandwich
$45 each way between Aurora Metra Station and the Farnsworth House in Plano.

Enterprise Rental Car
In Chicago dial 312-251-0200
Prices vary by car type $40-$90 per day. Must be 25 yrs. old with valid license.