There are 5 ways to get from Champaign to Evanston by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Illini / ...

$37 - $80

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Bus, line 22 bus  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to Chicago, Il 1364 / ...
  2. Take the line 22 bus from Dearborn & Madison to Paulina & Howard Terminal 22 / ...

$23 - $50

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall to Old Orchard Bloomingdale's Additional North

$31 - $36

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Champaign to Evanston 149.1 miles

$14 - $22

Fly, train  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CMI - ORD
  2. Take the train from Irving Park to Clybourn
  3. Take the train from Clybourn to Evanston

$136 - $463

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Champaign to Evanston. However, there are services departing from Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall and arriving at Ridge & Dempster via Old Orchard Mall - Bloomingdales. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Champaign to Evanston. However, there are services departing from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak and arriving at Evanston via Chicago OTC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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The distance between Champaign and Evanston is 137 miles. The road distance is 149.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Champaign to Evanston without a car is to train which takes 3 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Champaign to Evanston, including transfers.

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Champaign to Evanston bus services, operated by Peoria Charter Coach Company, depart from Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall station.

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Champaign to Evanston train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Champaign to Evanston is to train which takes 3 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 22 bus, which costs and takes 4 h 4 min.

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The quickest flight from Champaign Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 58 min.

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Champaign to Evanston bus services, operated by Peoria Charter Coach Company, arrive at Old Orchard Bloomingdale's station.

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Map of how to get from Champaign to Evanston.
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  • Distance: 136.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

What companies run services between Champaign, IL, USA and Evanston, IL, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Champaign to Evanston 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Champaign to Evanston via Chicago, Il, UIC-Halsted, Washington-Blue, and Dearborn & Madison in around 4 h 4 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Irving Park to Clybourn
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Clybourn to Evanston
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Champaign, Il to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall to Old Orchard Bloomingdale's
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $33
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com

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Champaign to Evanston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Champaign to Evanston is 149 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to drive from Champaign to Evanston.

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American Airlines offers flights from Champaign Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 592+ hotels available in Evanston. Prices start at $96 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Champaign to Champaign Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs .

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