Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) Filming Locations

Location #6: The train breaks



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Location #7: Bus station


At 20 East Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Location #8: Airport (along with the parking lot)

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St. Louis International Airport, 10701 Lambert International Boulevard, Saint-Louis, Missouri, United States

Location #9: El Rancho Motel

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36355 North Skokie Highway, Gurnee, Illinois, United States

Location #10: The car is towed


In front of 101 North Johnson Street, Woodstock, Illinois, 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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