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

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

Train  •  2 h 28 min

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

$27 - $28

Cheapest option

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

3 alternative options

Bus Coach USA, line 290 bus  •  3 h 46 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

$26 - $41

Drive  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Evanston 79.4 miles

$7 - $12

Fly, train  •  4 h 11 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

$117 - $380

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The cheapest way to get from Milwaukee to Evanston is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milwaukee to Evanston is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1 h 24 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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It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to get from Milwaukee to Evanston, including transfers.

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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 Amtrak and arriving at Evanston via Chicago OTC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 28 min.

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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 $25 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
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Irving Park to Clybourn
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Clybourn to Evanston
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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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