There are 4 ways to get from University of Wisconsin–Madison to Evanston by bus, car, plane or train

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Bus Vangalder Bus  •  4 h 38 min

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

$34 - $36

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Bus Megabus  •  6 h 4 min

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

$23 - $37

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 38 min

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

$14 - $21

Line 02 bus, fly, train  •  5 h 1 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

$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 2 h 38 min.

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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 2 h 38 min.

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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 38 min.

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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 4 h 38 min and costs $34 - $36.

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It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from University of Wisconsin–Madison to Evanston, including transfers.

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University of Wisconsin–Madison to Evanston bus services, operated by Vangalder Bus, depart from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St station.

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The quickest flight from Madison Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 54 min.

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University of Wisconsin–Madison to Evanston bus services, operated by Vangalder Bus, arrive at Chicago, IL - Amtrak station.

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

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  • Distance: 113.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 38 min

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
58 min
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
16 min
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 & 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
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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