There are 5 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 Milwaukee Mitchell Airport Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Hiawatha Service
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Evanston Up-N

$31 - $62

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Bus Greyhound USA, line 290 bus  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il 4923
  2. Take the line 290 bus from Cumberland CTA Station to Howard CTA Station 290

$18 - $39

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Bus Coach USA, line 290 bus  •  2 h 56 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 Howard CTA Station 290

$24 - $38

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 bus from Milwaukee Airport (MKE) to Evanston station. However, there are services departing from Airport Baggage Claim #7162 and arriving at Howard CTA Station via Milwaukee, Wi and Cumberland CTA Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Milwaukee Airport (MKE) to Evanston. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee Mitchell Airport Amtrak 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 bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Milwaukee, Wi station.

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Milwaukee Airport (MKE) to Evanston train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Milwaukee Mitchell 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 56 min.

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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 56 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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Milwaukee Mitchell Airport Amtrak 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 Howard CTA Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
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 Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Milwaukee Airport to Evanston
Estimated price
$210 - $270

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Milwaukee Airport (MKE) to Evanston bus services, operated by Pace Bus, arrive at Howard CTA Station.

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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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There are 585+ hotels available in Evanston. Prices start at $96 USD per night.

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