Travel and Lodging

Hotels near campus:

Hilton Orrington

The Homestead (closest but also more expensive)

Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston


Transportation information:

Chicago has two airports, O’Hare International Airport and Midway. We recommend flying through O’Hare if possible, because it is closer to Evanston.

From O’Hare International Airport:

  • The 250 bus line is the best public transportation option to get to Evanston from O’Hare International Airport. It will cost $2 and takes 1 hour.
  • Getting a taxi from O’Hare to Evanston will cost $50 or more and will take at least 30 minutes. Uber Pool or Lyft Line will cost about half as much.

From Amtrak, Megabus, or Greyhound stations in Downtown Chicago:

  • The simplest public transportation option to Evanston from any of these is the UP-N train, which leaves about once an hour from the Ogilvie Transportation Center a few blocks north of the Amtrak and Greyhound stations. This costs $5 and will take about 40 minutes.
  • If you’re coming in on the Megabus, it will be about a mile walk to reach the UP-N so you may want to take the CTA train from the Clinton station on the Blue Line. This will cost $2.50 and depending on the time of day, it involves one or two transfers and will take anywhere from an hour to 90 minutes.
  • A cab from downtown will probably cost $50 or more and take 30-45 minutes depending on traffic.

City of Evanston, IL

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