Our Transportation

Easy Transportation Options

Train in CityThe City enjoys a convenient location and one of Illinois’ most extensive regional transportation networks. We are fortunate to have the attitude and assets that make it not just a city with great transportation options, but a city where it’s far easier to fly to any destination in the world, bike or walk through miles of forest preserve, enjoy Chicago in less than 30 minutes by train, and return home to a community that devotes itself to a great quality of life.

Because that’s what it’s all about, really: embracing the options that benefit every resident and every business in this city we love.

O'Hare International Airport

O'Hare, the world's busiest international airport, with nearly 600 flights a day, is just five minutes away. The airport is home to 23 domestic airlines, 23 international airlines, and 732,000 takeoffs and landings annually.

O'Hare also has the most number of runways (8) of any major international airport, direct service to a total of 210 destinations, including 153 domestic destinations in the United States and 57 international destinations in North America, South America, Asia and Europe. (Source: www.wikipedia.org)

Metra Train Service Information

The Metra train service provides our community with some of the best commuter train service in the Chicagoland area - just a 33 minute ride to downtown Chicago. The Union Pacific Northwest Line is the primary route that goes through Des Plaines. View more information on Metra train service and fare options online at www.metrarail.com.

Chicago Executive Airport

The fourth busiest airport in Illinois, with 167,000 takeoffs and landings per year, private aircraft storage available, and the ability to service corporate jets.

PACE Bus Service

The RTA's Pace Suburban Bus Service is the local public transportation agency for the Chicago area suburbs, including Des Plaines. View more information on PACE bus schedules and fare options online.

Area Highway Systems

Des Plaines enjoys easy access to a number of expansive highway systems including the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway, Interstate 90 Northwest Tollway, Interstate 294 Tri-State Tollway, and Interstate 355 North-South Tollway.