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In Des Plaines, we've got access to planes, trains, buses, an impressive highway network and miles and miles of bicycle and walking trails. And, Chicago is a short 30 minute train ride-great for commuters or  those looking to enjoy a day or evening in the Second City.   

O'Hare International Airport

O'Hare (ORD), the world's busiest international airport, is just five minutes away. It's home to 23 domestic airlines, 23 international airlines and 732,000 takeoffs and landings annually.

Metra Train Service

Des Plaines has two Metra stops on the Union Pacific Northwest Line (UP-NW) line, one downtown on Miner Street and the other at Cumberland/East Northwest Highway. We are just a 33-minute ride to Chicago. Visit for schedules and information.

Pace Bus Service

Pace Suburban Bus is the premier suburban transit provider, safely and efficiently moving people to work, school and other regional destinations. Ride Pace and check out the Pace Bus Tracker

Highway System

Des Plaines has convenient access to the interstate road system, including the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway (IL-390), Interstate 90 and Interstate 294 Tri-State Tollway.

Bike Routes

For those interested in non-motorized transportation, Des Plaines has a large network of bike/walking paths. Check out our map

Chicago Executive Airport

Conveniently located to nearby Interstate 94, Chicago Executive is the perfect airport for the corporate traveler or recreational flyer headed to downtown Chicago or the north or west suburbs. Visit