Travel and Lodging

Travel to and from Evanston, IL

Venue: Norris University Center

1999 Campus Dr, Evanston, IL 60208

Airports

O’Hare International Airport is 17 miles from Evanston

  • By car, it’s about a 45 minute drive. Taxis and rideshare companies such as Uber are plentiful in the area, and can be requested from O’Hare (rideshares have a designated pickup zone at the upstairs Departures level). Using rideshare will cost around $30-$40 from O’Hare to Evanston
  • By bus, it takes about an hour from O’Hare to Evanston. Pace Bus 250 goes from the O’Hare “Kiss-n-Fly” station to downtown Evanston. The fare is $1.75.
  • By train, the journey to Evanston can take up to 1.5 or two hours. The CTA Blue Line has a station in the airport, but travellers need to ride the train to Chicago’s Loop to transfer to a Red or Purple Line train to Evanston. The fare is $5.

Midway International Airport is 28 miles from Evanston

  • By car, it’s about an hour drive. Rideshare companies can also be requested from Midway (the designated pickup zone is also on the upstairs Departures level). Using rideshare will cost around $40-50 from Midway to Evanston.
  • By train, it can take an hour and 45 minutes to two hours to go from Midway to Evanston. The CTA Orange Line connects Midway to Chicago’s Loop, where travellers can transfer to a Red or Purple Line train to Evanston. The fare is $2.25.

For more information, see Northwestern’s Guide to Getting to Campus from the Airport

Hotels in Evanston

The Homestead Inn
1625 Hinman Ave., Evanston (0.6 miles to Norris Center)
~ $160 / night

Hilton Orrington Evanston
1710 Orrington Ave., Evanston (0.6 miles to Norris Center)
~ $190 / night

Hyatt House Evanston
1515 Chicago Ave., Evanston (0.7 miles to Norris Center)
~ $215 / night

Hilton Garden Inn
1818 Maple Ave., Evanston (0.7 miles to Norris Center)
~ $250 / night

Margarita European Inn
1566 Oak Ave., Evanston (1.1 miles to Norris Center)
~ $170 / night