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northwestern football game

Going to the OSU NU game was wandering how easy it would be to catch the train from our location and how long it takes approximately. staying at the hilton garden inn at the airport.

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1. Re: northwestern football game

You can't get to Evanston from Des Plaines by train.

It might be worth renting a car for the day.

It's a multiple bus + train option using public transit and it will take around two hours each way.

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2. Re: northwestern football game

It's a lot easier to drive, but trains do go from the airport to downtown, and from downtown to Evanston. There are shuttle buses from points around Evanston to the arena - see

http://nusports.cstv.com/genrel/shuttle.html

There are also PACE buses to and from Evanston and some suburbs. The closest to your hotel would likely be the 250 Pace Bus, which starts at the O'Hare Kiss N Fly, goes past the Des Plaines Metra Station, and ends in downtown Evanston. http://www.pacebus.com/pdf/maps/250map.pdf

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