There are 6 ways to get from Indianapolis to Evanston by bus, train, car, plane or subway

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Bus  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Lafayette, IN Louisville / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il 4970

$41 - $77

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Bus, line 22 bus  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Chicago
  2. Take the line 22 bus from Dearborn & Madison to Paulina & Howard Terminal 22 / ...

$23 - $35

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Train  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Hoosier State / ...

$45 - $104

Drive  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Evanston 194.7 miles

$19 - $28

Fly to Chicago Midway, subway  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Chicago Midway (MDW) IND - MDW
  2. Take the subway from LaSalle/Van Buren to Dempster

$86 - $270

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) IND - ORD
  2. Take the train from Clybourn to Evanston

$74 - $223

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Indianapolis to Evanston. However, there are services departing from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis and arriving at Paulina & Howard Terminal via Canal & Polk and Dearborn & Madison. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Indianapolis to Evanston. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis Amtrak and arriving at Evanston via Chicago OTC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 59 min.

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The distance between Indianapolis and Evanston is 177 miles. The road distance is 194.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Evanston without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Indianapolis to Evanston, including transfers.

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Indianapolis to Evanston bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis station.

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Indianapolis to Evanston train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Indianapolis Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Evanston is to bus which takes 4 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 59 min.

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The quickest flight from Indianapolis Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Indianapolis to Evanston bus services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), arrive at Paulina & Howard Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to Evanston.
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  • Distance: 177.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

What companies run services between Indianapolis, IN, USA and Evanston, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Indianapolis to Evanston via Lafayette, IN, Lafayette, Chicago, Il, UIC-Halsted, LaSalle, and LaSalle/Van Buren in around 4 h 50 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Indianapolis to Evanston once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $100 and the journey takes 5 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Clybourn to Evanston
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Megabus
Chicago Transit (CTA)

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Evanston is 1 h behind Indianapolis. It is currently 12:19 AM in Indianapolis and 11:19 PM in Evanston.

Indianapolis to Evanston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to Evanston is 195 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to drive from Indianapolis to Evanston.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Indianapolis Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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There are 592+ hotels available in Evanston. Prices start at $96 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Indianapolis Airport is to line 8 bus which takes 39 min and costs .

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