Midway to Evanston Campus

Transportation options for getting from Midway Airport to Northwestern University's Evanston campus include:

CTA

  1. From Midway Airport, take the Orange Line heading towards The Loop. Exit at the Roosevelt stop.
  2. Transfer to the Red Line heading towards Howard. Exit at the Howard stop.
  3. Transfer to the Purple Line heading towards Linden. Exit at the Foster stop.
  4. Walk East on Foster Street towards Sherman Avenue. Turn right onto Sheridan Rd.
  5. View Interactive Campus Map to find directions to your final destination.

Estimated time: 1 hour, 35 minutes

Rush Hour Option (This is an option when the Purple Line runs through Chicago, approximately 6:00-10:00 am and 3:30-7:00 pm on weekdays.):

  1. Take the Orange Line from Midway Airport heading towards The Loop. Exit at the Harold Washington Library-State/Van Buren stop.
  2. Transfer to the Purple Line heading towards Linden. Exit at the Foster stop.
  3. Walk East on Foster Street towards Sherman Avenue. Turn right onto Sheridan Rd.
  4. View Interactive Campus Map to find directions to your final destination.

Cost: $2.25

Estimated Time:  1 hour, 22 minutes

CTA website: http://www.transitchicago.com/

GO Airport Express

GO Airport Express is a shuttle ground transportation provider for Chicago's O'Hare and Midway Airports. They offer a 15% NU discount for their efficient and economical shared ride airport shuttle services. Shuttles depart from O'Hare and Midway Airports every 10 minutes for Chicago downtown and suburban hotels/residences/schools/businesses.

Midway Airport to Evanston Campus: approximately $43 for first passenger, $7 for second passenger, $5 for third passenger, and $10 for each additional passenger up to 10 people
(Note: GO Airport Express periodically runs special pricing that may differ from the prices listed here.)

For reservations, call 800-284-3826 and use the corporate discount code "NWU", or visit their website:

http://airportexpress.hudsonltd.net/res?USERIDENTRY=NWU&LOGON=GO 

Car Services

Several Car Services offer discounted rates to NU faculty, staff, and students through the WildCARD Advantage Program. Please visit the Automotive section to browse options.

Estimated Time: 45 minutes, but varies widely depending on traffic 

Taxi Services

Several Taxi Services offer discounted rates to Northwestern University. Click here to download a PDF chart of rates pdf icon (pdf) to and from both airports and campuses.

Estimated time: 25 minutes, but varies widely depending on traffic

Airhop

Transportation to O'Hare and Midway airports is available for a fee at Thanksgiving, Winter Break, Spring Break, and the end of Spring Quarter through AirHop, a Northwestern Student Holdings company. Note: Tickets may only be purchased just prior to these travel times. Visit AirHop's website to learn more about airport shuttle options and to purchase tickets.

Cab Corner

Established by ASG, Cab Corner is a website that facilitates cab sharing. Exclusive to students with a @(u.)northwestern.edu email, this site allows you to enter your destination and the time you intend to leave, and you will be matched  up with fellow riders who need to leave at the same time.

Learn more at: http://nu.cabcorner.com