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

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Train  •  24 min

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

$4 - $6

Cheapest option

Line 147 bus  •  56 min

  1. Take the line 147 bus from Congress Plaza & Michigan 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

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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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Congress Plaza & Michigan and arriving at Paulina & Howard Terminal. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 56 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 24 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 best way to get from Chicago to Evanston without a car is to train which takes 24 min and costs $4 - $6.

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The train from Chicago OTC to Evanston takes 24 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Chicago to Evanston bus services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), depart from Congress Plaza & Michigan 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 24 min and costs $4 - $6. Alternatively, you can line 147 bus, which costs $2 - $3 and takes 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Evanston.
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  • Distance: 11.9 miles
  • Duration: 24 min

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

Metra operates a train from Chicago to Evanston hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 24 min. Alternatively, Chicago Transit (CTA) operates a bus from Chicago to Evanston every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $3 and the journey takes 56 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
$18 - $24
UberXL
$30 - $45
Select
$35 - $50
Black
$55 - $75
Black SUV
$70 - $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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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 18 min to drive from Chicago to Evanston.

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There are 587+ hotels available in Evanston. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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