Directions from Chicago to Evanston

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Recommended option

Train  •  23 min

  1. Up-N

$2 - $3

Cheapest option

Line 147 bus  •  49 min

  1. 147 / ...

$2 - $3

5 alternative options

Subway  •  40 min

  1. Purple Line

$2 - $4

Taxi  •  18 min

  1. 13.3 miles

$40 - $50

Drive  •  18 min

  1. 13.3 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  18 min

  1. 13.3 miles

$18 - $25

Bikeshare  •  1 h 20 min

  1. 12.9 miles

$7

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 23 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
$18 - $25
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$18 - $25
uberX
$20 - $26
uberXL
$35 - $50
UberSELECT
$40 - $55
UberBLACK
$55 - $75
SUV
$70 - $95
Divvy
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
Bikeshare
$7
Taxi from Chicago to Evanston
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50
https://www.cityofchicago.org/
Website
cityofchicago.org
Checker
Phone
+1 312-243-2537
Website
checkertaxichicago.com
Yellow Cab Chicago
Phone
+1 312-829-4222
Website
facebook.com
Flash Cab
Phone
+1 773-561-4444
Website
flashcab.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago and Evanston is 19 km. The road distance is 21 km.

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

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

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.

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.

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