There are 6 ways to get from University of Wisconsin–Madison to Evanston by bus, train, 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

Bus  •  4 h 37 min

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

$34 - $36

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison to Milwaukee 965
  2. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Hiawatha Service

$51 - $93

Bus via Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport  •  5 h 42 min

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

$36 - $41

Amtrak Thruway  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Chicago, IL 8960

Drive  •  2 h 38 min

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

$14 - $21

Line 02 bus, fly, train  •  4 h 59 min

  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

$199 - $562

Questions & Answers

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

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

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The distance between University of Wisconsin–Madison and Evanston is 182 km. The road distance is 229 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to get from University of Wisconsin–Madison to Evanston, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from University of Wisconsin–Madison to Evanston. However, there are services departing from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St and arriving at Paulina & Howard Terminal via Union Station Transit Center and State & Madison. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 37 min.

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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 3 h 15 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Madison to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madison to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Clybourn to Evanston
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Madison to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison to Milwaukee, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Metro Transit-City of Madison
Website
cityofmadison.com
Bus from University & N Breese to North Transfer Point
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cityofmadison.com

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