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There are 5 ways to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign 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.

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Train  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Illini / ...

$35 - $49

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Bus via Union Station, Jackson & Canal  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall to Union Station, Jackson & Canal Champaign to Chicago Area NORTH

$32 - $41

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Urbana, IL - U. Of I. Altgeld Hall, to Gol Mill- JC Penney Champaign-Golf Mill

$35 - $42

Drive  •  2h 35m

  1. Drive from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Evanston 150 miles

$14 - $22

Fly, train  •  3h 9m

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

$137 - $465

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The cheapest way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Evanston is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Evanston is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Evanston. However, there are services departing from Urbana, IL - U. Of I. Altgeld Hall, and arriving at Church St & Asbury Ave via Golf Mill Shopping Ctr. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign station to Evanston. However, there are services departing from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station and arriving at Evanston via Chicago OTC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 5m.

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The distance between University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and Evanston is 137 miles. The road distance is 150 miles.

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The best way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Evanston without a car is to train which takes 4h 5m and costs $35 - $50.

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It takes approximately 4h 5m to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Evanston, including transfers.

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University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Evanston bus services, operated by Illini Shuttle, depart from Urbana, IL - U. Of I. Altgeld Hall, station.

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University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Evanston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Evanston is to train which takes 4h 5m and costs $35 - $50. Alternatively, you can bus via Union Station, Jackson & Canal, which costs $30 - $45 and takes 4h 4m.

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Map of how to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Evanston.
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  • Distance: 137.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 5m

What companies run services between University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, IL, USA and Evanston, IL, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Evanston 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 46m. Alternatively, Peoria Charter Coach Company operates a bus from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Evanston 3 times a day. Tickets cost $27 - $35 and the journey takes 3h 5m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
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 Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Irving Park to Clybourn
Ave. Duration
7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
Metra
Train from Clybourn to Evanston
Ave. Duration
15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Metra
Bus operators
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall to Union Station, Jackson & Canal
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Illini Shuttle
Website
illinishuttle.com
Bus from Urbana, IL - U. Of I. Altgeld Hall, to Gol Mill- JC Penney
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
illinishuttle.com
Book at
busline.com

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The quickest flight from Champaign Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 3m.

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University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Evanston bus services, operated by Illini Shuttle, arrive at Gol Mill- JC Penney station.

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University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Evanston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Evanston is 150 miles. It takes approximately 2h 35m to drive from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Evanston.

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American Airlines offers flights from Champaign Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 833+ hotels available in Evanston. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Champaign Airport is to taxi which takes 11m and costs $20 - $24.

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