Once you’re here, stay for the day without worrying about high parking fees or sparse transit schedules.
Evanston is served by two train systems. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) purple line elevated trains make 7 stops in Evanston. During peak commute times, these trains run express from downtown Chicago, so you can get to Evanston even faster. If you’re flying into O’Hare airport (blue line train) or Midway airport (orange line train), you’ll first take your train to downtown Chicago, then connect to the purple line train to head north to Evanston.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has 4 bus routes to help you get to the busiest parts of Evanston:
You can track buses with the CTA Bus Tracker.
Pace, the suburban system, also has 5 routes:
You can track buses with the Pace Bus Tracker.