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There are 5 ways to get from Arlington Heights to Evanston by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train, line 250 bus  •  1h 8m

  1. Take the train from Arlington Heights to Des Plaines Up-Nw
  2. Take the line 250 bus from Des Plaines Metra to Dempster/Wesley 250

$6 - $7

4 alternative options

Train  •  1h 24m

  1. Take the train from Arlington Heights to Clybourn Up-Nw
  2. Take the train from Clybourn to Evanston Up-N

$7 - $9

Taxi  •  25m

  1. Take a taxi from Arlington Heights to Evanston 16.9 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  25m

  1. Drive from Arlington Heights to Evanston 16.9 miles

$1 - $3

Uber  •  25m

  1. Take an Uber from Arlington Heights to Evanston 16.9 miles

$20 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Arlington Heights to Evanston is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Arlington Heights to Evanston is to taxi which costs $50 - $65 and takes 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Arlington Heights to Evanston. However, there are services departing from Arlington Heights and arriving at Evanston via Clybourn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 24m.

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The distance between Arlington Heights and Evanston is 15 miles. The road distance is 16.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Arlington Heights to Evanston without a car is to train and line 250 bus which takes 1h 8m and costs $6 - $8.

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It takes approximately 1h 8m to get from Arlington Heights to Evanston, including transfers.

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Arlington Heights to Evanston train services, operated by Metra, depart from Arlington Heights station.

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Arlington Heights to Evanston train services, operated by Metra, arrive at Evanston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arlington Heights to Evanston is 17 miles. It takes approximately 25m to drive from Arlington Heights to Evanston.

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There are 759+ hotels available in Evanston. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Arlington Heights to Evanston.
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  • Distance: 15.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 8m

What companies run services between Arlington Heights, IL, USA and Evanston, IL, USA?

You can take a train from Arlington Heights to Evanston via Clybourn in around 1h 24m.

Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Arlington Heights to Des Plaines
Ave. Duration
12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Arlington Heights to Clybourn
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Clybourn to Evanston
Ave. Duration
16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Des Plaines Metra to Dempster/Wesley
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Other operators
Uber Chicago
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Arlington Heights to Evanston
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$20 - $28
UberX
$22 - $29
UberXL
$40 - $55
Select
$40 - $60
Black
$65 - $85
Black SUV
$85 - $110
Taxi from Arlington Heights to Evanston
Ave. Duration
25m
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Pink Taxi
Phone
+1 847-940-TAXI
Website
pinktaxi.org
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en.html
Website
cityofchicago.org
Executive Taxi
Phone
+1 217-637-8808
303 Taxi
Phone
+1 847-303-0303
Website
303taxi.com
Taxi Green Cab
Phone
+1 224-489-6259
Website
elgintaxigreencab.com
A#1 Cab Service
Phone
+1 847-888-3990
Website
a1cabdispatch.com
303 Taxi Elgin
Phone
+1 847-303-0303
Website
303taxi.com

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