Driving to Campus
Take Sheridan Road into Evanston from the north or south. Enter Northwestern at Campus Drive on the southeast end of campus, off of Sheridan, just north of Clark St. (from the south) or just east/south of Hinman Avenue (from the north). The entrance is marked with signs for Northwestern University and Northwestern’s Boat House.

Parking is free after 4 PM on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday. At other times, you must park on city streets. See the campus map below for the location of the Norris Center.

Public Transportation
Train: Take the Purple Line to Foster; walk east down Foster Avenue. Cross Sheridan Road and continue to walk east through campus. Cross through the main library plaza, and the Norris Center will be just to the east of the library on Lake Michigan.

Bus: #201 Central/Ridge serves campus (CTA Bus Tracker). Exit at the corner of Chicago/Sheridan, and walk northeast through the Northwestern University arch. Continue to walk northeast through campus past the academic buildings. You will soon arrive at the Norris Center, which will be on a hill with a drive leading up. Alternately, you may exit at Foster/Sheridan and walk through campus as described in the “train” directions above.

Private Hire Transportation

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

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


ABC Limo

ABC Limo offers a discount to NU faculty, staff, and students through the WildCARD Advantage Program:

Evanston to Midway: $65 for 1 passenger, $5 extra per person, up to 6 people (call for group rates)

ABC Limo Service: 847.677.8816

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 chart of rates to and from both airports and campuses.

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

Airhop is a student-run transportation service from the Evanston Campus to O’Hare and Midway airports. It operates at the beginning and end of Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Breaks. Note: Tickets may only be purchased just prior to these travel times.

Cost: One-way ticket to O’Hare Airport: $14.99; One-way ticket to Midway Airport: $24.99

Maps and Resources

For more detailed directions, please contact the Norris Information Desk at (847) 491-2300


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