Waukegan Transportation

Drivers can take either the Edens Expressway (1-94) via US-41 or the Tri State Tollway (1-94) into downtown Chicago. Driving time is about an hour.

Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport are approximately 45 minutes from Waukegan.

Waukegan has a port district which operates the city harbor and regional airport. Waukegan Harbor provides services and facilities for recreational boaters. Waukegan Regional Airport is FAA certified for general aviation traffic, has a U.S. Customs facility, allowing for direct international flights. A wide range of VIPs arrive and depart from the airport in private airplanes.

The Lake County McClory recreational trail passes through Waukegan. It provides a non-motor route spanning from Kenosha, WI to the North Shore.

Metra provides service between Waukegan and downtown Chicago via the Union Pacific North Line. Service runs daily from early morning to late evening. Rail commuters can ride Metra's Chicago & Northwestern line which runs from Kenosha to Chicago. The trip to the new terminal in downtown Chicago takes approximately 65 to 75 minutes. The new Waukegan train station will provide parking for more than 400 vehicles.

Pace provides public bus service throughout Waukegan and surrounding areas. Most buses run Monday thru Saturday with limited Sunday/Holiday service on two routes.

Greyhound (847) 244-9200 provides service to over 10,000 travelers from Waukegan each year.