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

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Train  •  30 min

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

$4 - $6

Cheapest option

Line 147 bus  •  56 min

  1. Take the line 147 bus from Paulina & Howard Terminal to Michigan & Van Buren/Congress 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

$17 - $24

Bikeshare  •  1 h 25 min

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

$7

Questions & Answers

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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paulina & Howard Terminal and arriving at Michigan & Van Buren/Congress. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 56 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 30 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 best way to get from Evanston to Chicago without a car is to train which takes 30 min and costs $4 - $6.

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The train from Evanston to Chicago OTC takes 30 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Evanston to Chicago is to train which takes 30 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 Evanston to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 11.9 miles
  • Duration: 30 min

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

Metra operates a train from Evanston to Chicago hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 30 min. Alternatively, Chicago Transit (CTA) operates a bus from Evanston to Chicago every 10 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 Evanston to Chicago
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
$70 - $95
Divvy
Phone
1-855-553-4889
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
More information at
divvybikes.com
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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Evanston to Chicago bus services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), arrive at Michigan & Van Buren/Congress station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Evanston to Chicago is 13 miles. It takes approximately 18 min to drive from Evanston to Chicago.

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