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There are 5 ways to get from University of Wisconsin–Madison to Evanston by bus, car, plane or train

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Bus Vangalder Bus  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport

$34 - $35

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Bus Megabus  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Madison - Langdon & N Park to Chicago

$23 - $37

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak

$36 - $38

Drive  •  2h 38m

  1. Drive from University of Wisconsin–Madison to Evanston 143.1 miles

$14 - $21

Line 02 bus, fly, train  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the line 02 bus from University & N Breese to North Transfer Point
  2. Fly from Madison (MSN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MSN - ORD
  3. Take the train from Clybourn to Evanston

$201 - $565

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The cheapest way to get from University of Wisconsin–Madison to Evanston is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from University of Wisconsin–Madison to Evanston is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 38m.

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The distance between University of Wisconsin–Madison and Evanston is 114 miles. The road distance is 143.1 miles.

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The best way to get from University of Wisconsin–Madison to Evanston without a car is to bus which takes 4h 14m and costs $34 - $35.

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It takes approximately 4h 14m to get from University of Wisconsin–Madison to Evanston, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between University of Wisconsin–Madison to Evanston is 143 miles. It takes approximately 2h 38m to drive from University of Wisconsin–Madison to Evanston.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Madison Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 730+ hotels available in Evanston. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from University of Wisconsin–Madison to Evanston.
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  • Distance: 113.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 14m

What companies run services between University of Wisconsin–Madison, WI, USA and Evanston, IL, USA?

Vangalder Bus operates a bus from University of Wisconsin–Madison to Evanston hourly. Tickets cost $30 and the journey takes 2h 55m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Madison to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madison to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Clybourn to Evanston
Ave. Duration
15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Metro Transit-City of Madison
Website
cityofmadison.com
Bus from University & N Breese to North Transfer Point
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cityofmadison.com

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