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There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Evanston by train, bus, subway, taxi or car

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Train  •  23 min

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

Cheapest option

Line 147 bus  •  41 min

  1. Take the line 147 bus from Michigan & Hubbard to Paulina & Howard Terminal 147

3 alternative options

Subway  •  43 min

  1. Take the subway from Harold Washington Library to Main Purple Line

Taxi  •  17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chicago to Evanston 13 miles

Drive  •  17 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Evanston 13 miles

Chicago to Evanston by train

196 Weekly Trains
23 min Average Duration
$4 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Evanston is to line 147 bus which costs $1 - $3 and takes 41 min.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago to Evanston is to taxi which takes 17 min and costs $40 - $50.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Michigan & Hubbard and arriving at Paulina & Howard Terminal. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 41 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 23 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Evanston is 12 miles. The road distance is 13 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Evanston without a car is to train which takes 23 min and costs $4 - $6.

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The train from Chicago OTC to Evanston takes 23 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Chicago to Evanston train services, operated by Metra, depart from Chicago OTC station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Evanston is to train which takes 23 min and costs $4 - $6. Alternatively, you can line 147 bus, which costs $1 - $3 and takes 41 min.

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  • Distance: 11.9 miles
  • Duration: 23 min

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

Metra operates a train from Chicago OTC to Evanston hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 23 min. Alternatively, Chicago Transit (CTA) operates a bus from Michigan & Hubbard to Paulina & Howard Terminal every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 41 min.

Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metra.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Evanston
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Metra
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Bus operators
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Phone
+1 888-968-7282
Website
transitchicago.com
Bus from Michigan & Hubbard to Paulina & Howard Terminal
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Child/Senior/Disabled
$2
Adult
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Chicago to Evanston
Ave. Duration
17 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Yellow Cab Chicago
Phone
+1 312-829-4222
Website
facebook.com
Flash Cab
Phone
+1 773-561-4444
Checker
Phone
+1 312-243-2537
Website
checkertaxichicago.com

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Evanston is 13 miles. It takes approximately 17 min to drive from Chicago to Evanston.

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