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General/Travel Information


The most convenient airport is the Chicago O'Hare International Airport (code: ORD).

Recommended taxi services to Evanston:

  • 303 Taxi 1-847-303-0303
  • American Taxi 1-847-272-8000
  • Norshore Cab 1-847-864-7500
Call these numbers at the arrival level after you have picked up your checked-in baggage. Do not take City of Chicago taxis. Uber and Lyft are also an option.

Taking one of these taxis to Northwestern University or the nearby hotels will be approximately 40 minutes and cost $35-$45 including tip. For driving directions to Northwestern University check google maps. For a link to the full campus map, please click here.


For those of you driving, you may park on campus for free or using a visitor pass as long as there is no special notice in the parking lot saying otherwise. See here for instructions.

Another option during the week is to park in the City of Evanston Parking Garage on Clark Street, see here for a map.