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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  29 min

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

$2 - $3

Cheapest option

Line 147 bus  •  54 min

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

$2 - $3

5 alternative options

Subway  •  43 min

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

$2 - $4

Taxi  •  18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Evanston to Chicago 13.3 miles

$40 - $50

Drive  •  18 min

  1. Drive from Evanston to Chicago 13.3 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  18 min

  1. Take an Uber from Evanston to Chicago 13.3 miles

$19 - $27

Bikeshare  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Cycle from Chicago Ave & Dempster St to Dearborn St & Van Buren St (*) 13 miles

$7

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

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

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

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The train from Evanston to Chicago OTC takes 29 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paulina & Howard Terminal and arriving at Michigan & Monroe. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Evanston and arriving at Chicago OTC. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 29 min.

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

Metra operates a train from Evanston to Chicago hourly. Tickets cost $2 - $3 and the journey takes 29 min. Alternatively, Chicago Transit (CTA) operates a bus from Evanston to Chicago every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $3 and the journey takes 54 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Other operators
Uber Chicago
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Evanston to Chicago
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$19 - $27
uberX
$20 - $27
uberXL
$35 - $50
UberSELECT
$40 - $55
UberBLACK
$55 - $75
SUV
$70 - $95
Divvy
Website
divvybikes.com
Bike from Chicago Ave & Dempster St to Dearborn St & Van Buren St (*)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$7
Bikeshare
$7
Taxi from Evanston to Chicago
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50
303 Taxi
Phone
+1 847-303-0303
Website
303taxi.com
Executive Taxi
Phone
+1 217-637-8808
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en.html
Website
cityofchicago.org
Pink Taxi
Phone
+1 847-940-TAXI
Website
pinktaxi.org

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