Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) Filming Locations

Location #1: Neal running after a taxi

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From Park Avenue & East 54th Street, Manhattan, New York, United States

Location #2: Cab ride (exteriors)


Passing River Street on West Main Street, Madison, Ohio, United States

Location #3: Braidwood Inn

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140 South Hickory Street, Braidwood, Illinois, United States

Location #4: Neal’s house


230 Oxford Road, Kenilworth, Illinois, United States

Location #5: The railway station

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112 East Railroad Street, South Dayton, New York, United States

6 thoughts on “Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) Filming Locations

  1. Thomas Koeppelle

    the part in the movie where the car was on fire was filmed on the 219 southern terr. Expressway in the town of Boston N.Y. They set up for that shot on top of the rice rd. exit bridge. I know I lived there 1.8 th mile from the bridge.
    State police almost wouldn’t let me Off there to get home. I lived on west hill rd. just behind where they were filming that evening. On the bridge there were trailers and cameras set up with two cars they used, one burnt up and the other looking like nothing happened to it.

  2. James

    Nobody seems to recognize where the ride in the back of the truck was. I know where because it was filmed in front of my house. Geauga county Ohio is never recognized but now you know that part of this movie was filmed in East Claridon Ohio.

  3. Bob B

    Train scene breakdown is between South Dayton and Cherry Creek NY on the same rail line used previously. It was and still operated by Bob Dinghman of the New York and Lake Erie Railroad Company. John Candys laugh in movie is that of another person actually. I believe John Hughes was in the Olympia Restaurant in Gowanda New York during filming and heard Mr. Raiport laughing in restaurant and wanted his voice dubbed over


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