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

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

Megabus  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Indianapolis to Chicago

$21 - $33

5 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Lafayette, IN 0358 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il 4970

$41 - $77

Train  •  6 h

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

$43 - $101

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 41 min

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

$72 - $220

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

Megabus operates a bus from Indianapolis to Evanston every 4 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $29 and the journey takes 3 h 20 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 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 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
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Indianapolis to Evanston?

The distance between Indianapolis and Evanston is 284 km. The road distance is 312 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Evanston is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Evanston is to drive which takes 3 h 19 min and costs $19 - $28.

Is there a direct train between Indianapolis and Evanston?

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 6 h.

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

It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Indianapolis to Evanston, including transfers.