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.

Recommended option

Train  •  30 min

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

$2 - $3

Cheapest option

Line 147 bus  •  55 min

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

$2 - $3

5 alternative options

Subway  •  44 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

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 30 min. Alternatively, Chicago Transit (CTA) operates a bus from Evanston to Chicago every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $3 and the journey takes 55 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
POOL
$17 - $24
uberX
$19 - $25
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
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en.html
Website
cityofchicago.org
Pink Taxi
Phone
+1 847-940-TAXI
Website
pinktaxi.org
Executive Taxi
Phone
+1 217-637-8808
303 Taxi
Phone
+1 847-303-0303
Website
303taxi.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Evanston to Chicago?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Evanston to Chicago?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Evanston to Chicago?

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

Is there a direct train between Evanston and Chicago?

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.

Is there a direct bus between Evanston and Chicago?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paulina & Howard Terminal and arriving at Michigan & Jackson. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

How long does it take to get from Evanston to Chicago?

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