There are 7 ways to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Evanston by subway, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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

Subway  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Take the subway from Midway to Harold Washington Library Orange Line
  2. Take the subway from Harold Washington Library to Dempster Purple Line

$4 - $8

Cheapest option

Line 62 bus, line 147 bus  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take the line 62 bus from Archer & Cicero to Dearborn & Madison 62
  2. Take the line 147 bus from State & Madison to Paulina & Howard Terminal 147

$4 - $5

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Evanston 20.2 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  30 min

  1. Drive from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Evanston 20.2 miles

$2 - $3

Shuttle  •  30 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago Midway Airport to Evanston

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  30 min

  1. Take a town car from Chicago Midway Airport to Evanston 20.3 miles

$110 - $160

Uber  •  30 min

  1. Take an Uber from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Evanston 20.2 miles

$25 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Evanston is to drive which costs $2 - $3 and takes 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Evanston is to taxi which costs $60 - $75 and takes 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Evanston. However, there are services departing from Archer & Cicero and arriving at Paulina & Howard Terminal via State & Madison. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 46 min.

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The distance between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) and Evanston is 18 miles. The road distance is 20.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Evanston without a car is to subway which takes 1 h 24 min and costs $4 - $8.

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It takes approximately 1 h 24 min to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Evanston, including transfers.

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Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Evanston bus services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), depart from Archer & Cicero station.

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Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Evanston bus services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), arrive at Paulina & Howard Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Evanston.
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  • Distance: 17.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 24 min

What companies run services between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW), USA and Evanston, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Evanston via Dearborn & Madison and State & Madison in around 1 h 46 min.

Train operators
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Phone
+1 888-968-7282
Website
transitchicago.com
Subway from Midway to Harold Washington Library
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Subway from Harold Washington Library to Dempster
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Bus operators
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Phone
+1 888-968-7282
Website
transitchicago.com
Bus from Archer & Cicero to Dearborn & Madison
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Bus from State & Madison to Paulina & Howard Terminal
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Other operators
Uber Chicago
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Evanston
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$25 - $35
UberX
$27 - $35
UberXL
$45 - $60
Select
$50 - $70
Black
$80 - $110
Black SUV
$100 - $130
Taxi from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Evanston
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Flash Cab
Phone
+1 773-561-4444
Website
flashcab.com
Yellow Cab Chicago
Phone
+1 312-829-4222
Website
facebook.com
https://www.cityofchicago.org/
Website
cityofchicago.org
Checker
Phone
+1 312-243-2537
Website
checkertaxichicago.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Chicago Midway Airport to Evanston
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Chicago Midway Airport to Evanston
Estimated price
$110 - $160

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