There are 5 ways to get from Milwaukee to Evanston by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station Hiawatha Service

$32 - $65

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Bus Greyhound USA, line 290 bus  •  2 h 44 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

$16 - $33

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Bus Coach USA, line 290 bus  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak 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

$27 - $41

Drive  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Evanston 79.4 miles

$7 - $12

Fly, train  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MKE - ORD
  2. Take the train from Irving Park to Clybourn
  3. Take the train from Clybourn to Evanston

$119 - $383

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No, there is no direct bus from Milwaukee to Evanston station. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee, Wi and arriving at Howard CTA Station via Cumberland CTA Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Milwaukee station to Evanston. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee Intermodal Station and arriving at Evanston via Chicago OTC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 28 min.

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The distance between Milwaukee and Evanston is 70 miles. The road distance is 79.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Evanston without a car is to train which takes 2 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to get from Milwaukee to Evanston, including transfers.

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Milwaukee to Evanston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Milwaukee, Wi station.

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Milwaukee to Evanston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Milwaukee Intermodal Station.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Evanston is to train which takes 2 h 28 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 290 bus, which costs and takes 2 h 44 min.

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The quickest flight from Milwaukee Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 52 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Milwaukee to Evanston.
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  • Distance: 70.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 28 min

What companies run services between Milwaukee, WI, USA and Evanston, IL, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Milwaukee to Evanston every 4 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milwaukee to Evanston via Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il and Cumberland CTA Station in around 2 h 44 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $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 Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Irving Park to Clybourn
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
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 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
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
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Milwaukee to Evanston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milwaukee to Evanston is 79 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 24 min to drive from Milwaukee to Evanston.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Milwaukee Airport to Chicago O'Hare 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 Milwaukee to Milwaukee Airport is to bus which takes 28 min and costs .

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