Travel Information

Event Venue

James L. Allen Center
2169 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2800

See parking information and learn more about the venue.

Find the Allen Center on a campus map and get directions

Getting to Evanston

Northwestern’s Evanston campus is easily accessible from both O’Hare and Midway airports.

Arriving by CTA “El” train

The Evanston campus is on the CTA Purple Line and is close to the Davis, Foster and Noyes stops.

The Foster and Noyes stops are both two and a half blocks west of Sheridan Road.

Arriving by CTA bus service

  • #147 runs from Michigan Avenue to Foster Street in Chicago and then along Sheridan to Howard Station.
  • #22 also runs to the Howard Station from the Loop on Clark Street.
  • #201 runs from the Howard Station along Ridge Avenue to Davis Street and then continues north on Sheridan Road to Evanston Hospital and Ryan Field.

Arriving by Metra Train

Metra has frequent service to Evanston from Chicago and the northern suburbs on the Union Pacific/North Line. 

View the complete schedule the Union Pacific/North Line on the Metra website.

Driving Directions

Visit Northwestern’s Driving Directions page for instructions from the north (via I-94), the west/northwest (via I-88, I-90 or I-190), the west/southwest (via I-55 or I-80) or from the south/southeast (via I-94, I-90, I-80 or I-57).