Airport Transportation

Two major airports serve the Chicago area, O'Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. O'Hare is located northwest of Chicago, and Midway is located on the south side of Chicago.

Both airports are accessible to campus via public transit or car. View driving directions and transportation options:

O'Hare International Airport to the Evanston Campus

By Car

This 17-mile trip will take approximately 35 minutes.

  1. The main airport exit will become I-190 East. Continue on I-190 for one-and-a-half miles.
  2. Take the 1C exit to merge onto I-294 North toward Rockford/Milwaukee/I-90/Tollway. You will pay a toll.
  3. Continue on I-294 for four miles.
  4. Exit onto East Dempster Street/US-14.
  5. Continue on Dempster Street for 10 miles.
  6. Turn left at Chicago Avenue.
  7. Continue on Chicago Avenue for less than a mile. Main campus is at Chicago Avenue and Sheridan Road.

By Public Transit

Pace Bus: Take bus Route 250 from O'Hare to the Davis Street CTA station in downtown Evanston (about half-a-mile from campus). See the Pace web site for the Route 250 schedule, map, and fares.

Subway (the "El"):

  1. Take the CTA Blue Line (Loop) train from O'Hare to the Washington stop in Chicago's Loop.
  2. Exit the train and walk through the pedestrian tunnel to the Red Line (Howard) train's Washington stop.
  3. Take the Red Line (Howard) train north to the Howard stop.
  4. Exit the train and transfer to the Purple Line (Linden) train.
  5. Take the Purple Line train north to the Foster stop in Evanston.
  6. Walk east on Foster about two blocks until you arrive at Sheridan Road. Refer to the campus maps to find specific locations.

Taxi/Shuttle

See the O'Hare International Airport website for shuttle and taxi information.

O'Hare International Airport to the Chicago Campus

By Car

This 19-mile trip will take approximately 30 minutes to 60 minutes, depending on traffic.

  1. The main airport exit will become I-190 East. Continue on I-190 for two miles.
  2. Take the exit onto I-90 East. Continue on I-90 for 13 miles.
  3. Take the 50B exit to merge onto West Ohio Street.
  4. Turn left at North State Street.
  5. Turn right at East Chicago Avenue. The campus is east of North Michigan Avenue and south of Chicago Avenue.

By Public Transit (The "EL" SUBWAY)

  1. Take the CTA Blue Line (Loop) train from O'Hare to the Jackson stop in Chicago's Loop.
  2. Exit the train and walk one block east on Jackson Boulevard to the Red Line (Howard) train's Jackson stop.
  3. Take Red Line (Howard) train north to the Chicago stop.
  4. Walk east on Chicago Avenue about half-a-mile until you reach North Michigan Avenue. Refer to the campus maps to find specific locations.

Taxi/Shuttle

See the O'Hare International Airport website for shuttle and taxi information.

Midway International Airport to the Evanston Campus

By Car

This 27-mile trip will take approximately 50 minutes.

  1. Head north on Cicero Avenue for three-and-a-half miles.
  2. Turn right on the Stevenson Expressway/I-55 ramp to Chicago. Continue on I-55 North for seven miles.
  3. Take the Lake Shore Drive North/US-41 exit. Continue north on Lake Shore Drive for 10 miles.
  4. Turn right at Sheridan Road. Continue on Sheridan Road for two miles.
  5. Sheridan Road will become South Boulevard.
  6. Turn right at Chicago Avenue. Continue on Chicago Avenue for one-and-a-half miles. Main campus is at Chicago Avenue and Sheridan Road.

By Public Transit (THE "EL" SUBWAY)

  • Take the CTA Orange Line (Loop) train from Midway to the State stop in Chicago's Loop.
  • Exit the train and walk half a block south on State Street to the Red Line train's Lake stop.
  • Take the Red Line (Howard) train north to the Howard stop.
  • Exit the train and transfer to a Purple Line (Linden) train.
  • Take the Purple Line train north to the Foster stop in Evanston. Walk about two blocks east on Foster until you arrive at Sheridan Road. Refer to the campus maps to find specific locations.

Taxi/Shuttle

See the Midway International Airport website for shuttle and taxi information.

Midway International Airport to the Chicago Campus

By Car

This 14-mile trip will take approximately 25 minutes.

  1. Head north on Cicero Avenue for three-and-a-half miles.
  2. Turn right onto the Stevenson Expressway/1-55 ramp to Chicago. Continue on I-55 North for five miles.
  3. Take the 292A exit for I-90/I-94/Ryan Expressway. Continue on I-90 West/I-94 West for three miles.
  4. Take the 50B exit to merge onto West Ohio Street.
  5. Turn left at North State Street.
  6. Turn right at East Chicago Avenue. The campus is east of North Michigan Avenue and south of Chicago Avenue.

By Public Transit (THE "EL" SUBWAY)

  1. Take the CTA Orange Line (Loop) train from Midway to the State/Lake stop in Chicago's Loop.
  2. Exit the train and transfer to the northbound Red Line (Howard) train.
  3. Take the Red Line train north to the Chicago stop.
  4. Walk east on Chicago Avenue about half-a-mile until you reach North Michigan Avenue. Refer to the campus maps to find specific locations.

Taxi/Shuttle

See the Midway International Airport website for the shuttle and taxi information.