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There are 4 ways to get from Milwaukee Airport (MKE) to Evanston by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from General Mitchell Intl. Airport Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Hiawatha Service
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Evanston Up-N

$31 - $62

Cheapest option

Bus, line 290 bus  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Airport to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport Airport Express to Chicago O'hare / ...
  2. Take the line 290 bus from Cumberland CTA Station to Lincolnwood Town Center 290

$24 - $38

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Milwaukee Airport (MKE) to Evanston 73.8 miles

$7 - $11

Towncar  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take a town car from Milwaukee Airport to Evanston 73.8 miles

$210 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Milwaukee Airport (MKE) to Evanston is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milwaukee Airport (MKE) to Evanston is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Milwaukee Airport (MKE) station to Evanston. However, there are services departing from General Mitchell Intl. Airport Amtrak Station and arriving at Evanston via Chicago OTC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 19 min.

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The distance between Milwaukee Airport (MKE) and Evanston is 64 miles. The road distance is 73.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee Airport (MKE) to Evanston without a car is to train which takes 2 h 19 min and costs $30 - $65.

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It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to get from Milwaukee Airport (MKE) to Evanston, including transfers.

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Milwaukee Airport (MKE) to Evanston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at General Mitchell Intl. Airport Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee Airport (MKE) to Evanston is to train which takes 2 h 19 min and costs $30 - $65. Alternatively, you can bus and line 290 bus, which costs $24 - $40 and takes 2 h 31 min.

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Milwaukee Airport (MKE) to Evanston train services, operated by Metra, arrive at Evanston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milwaukee Airport (MKE) to Evanston is 74 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 19 min to drive from Milwaukee Airport (MKE) to Evanston.

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Map of how to get from Milwaukee Airport (MKE) to Evanston.
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  • Distance: 63.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 19 min

What companies run services between Milwaukee Airport (MKE), USA and Evanston, IL, USA?

You can take a train from Milwaukee Airport (MKE) to Evanston via Chicago Union Station and Chicago OTC in around 2 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milwaukee Airport (MKE) to Evanston via Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport, O'Hare, Cumberland, and Cumberland CTA Station in around 2 h 31 min.

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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from General Mitchell Intl. Airport Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Evanston
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Coach USA
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Cumberland CTA Station to Lincolnwood Town Center
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Other operators
Private Transfers
Website
jayride.com
Towncar from Milwaukee Airport to Evanston
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$210 - $270
Private
$210 - $270

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