Traveling to Northwestern
Getting to Campus
For shuttles both to and from O’Hare and Midway airports, please contact one of the following companies to schedule a shuttle pick-up:
Rail and Bus Transportation (Evanston and Chicago)
Northwestern’s Evanston and Chicago campuses are easily accessible by public transportation, including the CTA subway and bus system and the Metra commuter rail:
Transportation and Parking
Parking on Campus
University parking restrictions will be waived on campus from Thursday at 5 p.m. through Sunday at 5 p.m., excluding emergency lanes and reserved spots. Complimentary shuttles will be available from the north and south parking lots to central campus all day on Friday. See the Evanston campus parking map.
Shuttles will also run from the Hilton Orrington, Hilton Garden Inn, and Hyatt House to central campus on Friday. Hours will be posted at the front desk of each hotel.
Parking at Ryan Field is only available to season ticket holders who purchased parking passes via the Athletics Ticket Office. All other ticket holders must park in campus lots and take the University shuttles that will be available on game day. Shuttle schedule and pickup location information is available online at nusports.com.
Divvy Bike Stations
Evanston recently added 10 Divvy bike share stations around the city and Northwestern’s campus to provide residents, visitors, and students with an additional two-wheeled transportation option. Designed to allow riders to get quickly from Point A to Point B, Divvy is intended for short trips within Evanston or across Divvy’s network of more than 580
To learn more and view a list of the Evanston bike share stations, visit divvybikes.com/evanston.