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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 45 min

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

$35 - $77

Cheapest option

Bus, line 147 bus  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to Chicago, Il 1364 / ...
  2. Take the line 147 bus from State & Madison to Paulina & Howard Terminal 147 / ...

$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 9 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

$134 - $460

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Champaign to Evanston is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Champaign to Evanston is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2 h 33 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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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Champaign to Evanston, including transfers.

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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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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 State & Madison in around 3 h 48 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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
$2 - $3
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Clybourn to Evanston
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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
Hourly
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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