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Getting Here/Getting Around

Chicago's North Shore is located in the Midwest of the United States, serviced by three airports and easily accessible from…anywhere!  Convenient and centrally located for drive in visits also. Travel here and within our area by train, bus or car. See a full list of our transportation companies here

Chicago Regional Map
 

Airports

O’Hare International Airport - One of the world’s largest airports connecting to Chicago to the world.  20-30 minutes away from North Shore communities. 

Midway International Airport - Midway Airport is located on the south side of Chicago and is approximately one hour from most North Shore communities.

Chicago Executive Airport - Located on Chicago’s North Shore.  The premiere airport for executive jet travel to Chicago and the north shore suburbs. 


Getting here – by Train

Amtrak
800-USA-RAIL Amtrak provides intercity passenger rail services to more than 500 destinations in 46 states on a 222,000 mile route system. Chicago’s North Shore is serviced by Amtrak at the Glenview station by The Hiawatha service between Chicago and Milwaukee. Seven trains run daily between these two city centers stopping in Glenview. The station is a close ride to many North Shore hotels and attractions.
 

Getting Around Metro Chicago – by Train and Bus

Click here for Metro Chicago transportation map

Chicago Transit Authority
Chicago rapid transit ‘L’ and bus service 312.836.7000 The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) oversees the city’s rapid transit ‘L’ elevated trains and bus service. Chicago’s North Shore is served by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus and rapid transit ‘L’ trains. The Purple line services Evanston and the Yellow line services Skokie. CTA riders purchase a Ventra Card or Ticket which allows any number of rides to be loaded—single ride, 1, 3, 5, 7 or 30 day passes. More information regarding the Ventra Card can be found at www.ventrachicago.com.

Evanston
The Purple Line has direct access to downtown Chicago in a little more than a half hour via the express rush hour trains (5:30–9:30 a.m. & 2:45–6:30 p.m.) weekdays. All other times during the day and on weekends and holidays, the Purple Line runs to Howard Street where it meets the Red Line with continuing service to Wrigley Field, Lincoln Park, downtown Chicago including the Magnificent Mile, The Loop, Millennium Park and Grant Park), Chinatown and Guaranteed Rate Field. During non-rush hour times the ride is approximately 40 minutes.

Skokie
The Yellow Line services Skokie and operates weekdays 5:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. The Yellow Line can be accessed from downtown Chicago by taking the Red Line until its end at Howard Street and transferring to the Yellow Line. The ride on the Yellow Line is only 8 minutes in length and has two stops: Oakton Street in Downtown Skokie and the last stop at Dempster Street. Chicago is accessible in a little more than 40 minutes. Pace buses are available at the Howard (where Purple, Red and Yellow lines meet) and Skokie stations to hundreds of specific destinations on the North Shore.

Metra Suburban Rail
Metra is the premier suburban commuter rail system serving northeast Illinois. With 241 stations in the six-county area of northeast Illinois, Metra makes traveling to and from downtown Chicago and its surrounding areas easy and convenient. The following North Shore communities are serviced by Metra:  

Evanston, Winnetka, Glencoe
Evanston and Winnetka are serviced by Metra’s Union Pacific North Line which leaves/arrives at downtown Chicago’s Ogilvie Transportation Center (Madison and Canal Streets in the Loop) and leaves/arrives in the heart of both downtown Evanston (Davis Street) and two other Evanston stops, three stations in Winnetka and two stops in Glenview. Trains run daily and the ride is a half hour. During the week, service runs at least every half hour; more frequent during rush hours. During the weekend, service is available at least hourly.

Glenview & Northbrook
Glenview and Northbrook are served by the Milwaukee District North Line which leaves/arrives at downtown Chicago’s Union Station (Canal St. between Adams and Jackson Blvd in the Loop). Trains run daily with service every half hour weekday during rush hours, hourly during non-rush hours weekdays and service every two hours during the weekend. The ride is 45 minutes. There are two stops in each community.

Prospect Heights & Wheeling
Prospect Heights & Wheeling are served by the North Central Service which leaves/arrives at downtown Chicago’s Union Station (Canal St. between Adams and Jackson Blvd in the Loop). Trains run daily with service every half hour weekday during rush hours, hourly during non-rush hours weekdays and service every two hours during the weekend. The ride is 45 minutes.

Pace Suburban Bus Service
Providing bus transportation from all suburban city and suburban train stations, city and village centers as well as main attractions including O’Hare International Airport. Their website provides bus schedules and routes from your starting point to your chosen destination.
 

Transportation Companies

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303 Taxi

9696 W. Foster Ave. Chicago
(847) 256-0303
Large privately owned taxi service in the greater Chicagoland area will dispatch to taxis in Suburban Cook, Lake, DuPage, and parts of McHenry and Kane counties. Whether your ... MORE

American Taxi Dispatch, Inc.

834 E Rand Rd., Ste. 9 Mount Prospect
(847) 255-9614
Offering the largest suburban taxi fleet in the U.S. with over 700 clean, safe, and affordable sedans and vans to help meet all your suburban transportation needs. Get flat r... MORE

Amm's Limousine Service

2160 Foster Ave. Wheeling
(847) 446-5148
Providing distinctive and professional chauffeured services with a large fleet of licensed and insured Luxury Sedans, SUVs and limousines that are stationed throughout the cit... MORE

Amm's Limousine Service

2160 Foster Ave. Wheeling
(847) 446-5148
Providing distinctive and professional chauffeured services with a large fleet of licensed and insured Luxury Sedans, SUVs and limousines that are stationed throughout the cit... MORE

Aries Charter Transportation

931 W. 75th St. Naperville
(773) 826-2000
Full service ground transportation company serving Chicago and suburbs. Providing group transportation for shuttles, transfers, charters, weddings, all types of events using a... MORE

Chicago Charter Bus Company

8913 S. Cornell Ave. Chicago
(312) 667-0906
Let Chicago Charter Bus Company coordinate your group trip around the great Illinois area. With access to the most buses in Chicago, we are the perfect choice for your next ev... MORE

Chicago Classic Coach

401 E. Propsect Ave., Ste. 106 Mount Prospect
(847) 222-6133
Serves all major airports in and around Chicago at fixed rates. State-of-the-art database stores the information of corporate staff thus eliminating the need to repeat individ... MORE

GOGO Charters Chicago

8046 S. Cottage Grove Ave., #100 Chicago
(312) 546-3925
To travel with ease across the Chicagoland area, call GOGO Charters Chicago for the perfect bus rental for your group. Our team brings more than a decade of experience to the ... MORE

National Charter Bus Chicago

3550 W. Peterson Ave., Ste. 104 Chicago
(312) 392-0239
The Chicagoland area will overwhelm you with all the attractions and sights. When visiting Chicago in a group, call the team at National Charter Bus Chicago to take care of tr... MORE

O'Hare-Midway Limousine Service

3000 Dundee Road, Ste. 106 Northbrook
(847) 948-8768
This company is proud of its tradition of excellence in business and leisure ground transportation throughout Chicagoland. The luxurious late-model limousines and sedans are s... MORE

O'Hare-Midway Limousine Service

3000 Dundee Road, Ste. 106 Northbrook
(847) 948-8768
This company is proud of its tradition of excellence in business and leisure ground transportation throughout Chicagoland. The luxurious late-model limousines and sedans are s... MORE

Signature Transportation Group

2300 Hamilton Rd. Arlington Heights
(312) 625-9100
Offering unrivaled service and quality for any transportation needs in Chicagoland. Around the clock services including app technology, manifest management, onsite and airport... MORE

Total Charter Bus Chicago

10 S. LaSalle St., Ste. 1950 Chicago
(312) 766-2242
Let Chicago Charter Bus Company coordinate your group trip around the greater Illinois area. With access to the most buses in Chicago, we are the perfect choice for your event... MORE

Windy City Limousine and Bus

2801 S. 25th Ave. Broadview
(847) 916-9300
The newest and largest fleet of vehicles in the Chicago area. Vehicles include sedans, limousines, SUVs, 14, 23 and 39 passenger mini-coaches along with 56 passenger motor coa... MORE

Windy City Limousine and Bus

2801 S. 25th Ave. Broadview
(847) 916-9300
Windy City Limousine and Bus has the newest and largest fleet of vehicles in the Chicago area. Vehicles include sedans, limousines, SUV's, 14, 23 and 39 passenger mini-coaches... MORE