There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Evanston by train, subway, bus, taxi, car, towncar or bike

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Train  •  25 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Evanston Up-N

$2 - $3

Cheapest option

Line 147 bus  •  49 min

  1. Take the line 147 bus from State & Madison to Paulina & Howard Terminal 147 / ...

$2 - $3

5 alternative options

Subway  •  38 min

  1. Take the subway from LaSalle/Van Buren to Dempster Purple Line

$2 - $4

Taxi  •  18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chicago to Evanston 13.3 miles

$40 - $50

Drive  •  18 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Evanston 13.3 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  18 min

  1. Take an Uber from Chicago to Evanston 13.3 miles

$17 - $24

Bikeshare  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Cycle from Dearborn St & Van Buren St (*) to Chicago Ave & Dempster St 12.9 miles

$7

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Evanston is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Evanston is to taxi which costs $40 - $50 and takes 18 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Evanston is 12 miles. The road distance is 13.3 miles.

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The train from Chicago OTC to Evanston takes 25 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from State & Madison and arriving at Paulina & Howard Terminal. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago OTC and arriving at Evanston. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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There are 591+ hotels available in Evanston. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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Chicago to Evanston bus services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), depart from Congress & Wabash station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Evanston.
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  • Distance: 11.9 miles
  • Duration: 25 min

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

Metra operates a train from Chicago to Evanston hourly. Tickets cost $2 - $3 and the journey takes 25 min. Alternatively, Chicago Transit (CTA) operates a bus from Chicago to Evanston every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $3 and the journey takes 49 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Other operators
Uber Chicago
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Chicago to Evanston
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$17 - $24
UberX
$19 - $25
UberXL
$30 - $45
Select
$35 - $50
Black
$55 - $75
Black SUV
$75 - $95
Divvy
Phone
1-855-553-4889
Website
divvybikes.com
Bike from Dearborn St & Van Buren St (*) to Chicago Ave & Dempster St
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$7
More information at
divvybikes.com
Bikeshare
$7
Taxi from Chicago to Evanston
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50
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

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