Access & Transportation

Greater Oak Brook is conveniently located along the border of DuPage and Cook counties, in the geographic center of the Chicago metropolitan area. Located just 15 miles from downtown Chicago, Greater Oak Brook offers direct access to major interstate highways and is in close proximity to two major international airports.

DISTANCE TO MAJOR CITIES AND MARKETS

Downtown Chicago 15 miles
Rockford 80 miles
Milwaukee 90 miles
South Bend 109 miles
Champaign-Urbana 133 miles
Madison 145 miles
Springfield 189 miles
Indianapolis 191 miles
Iowa City 205 miles
Ann Arbor 255 miles
St. Louis 286 miles
Detroit 295 miles
Cincinnati 302 miles
Des Moines 316 miles
Cleveland 360 miles
Minneapolis-St. Paul 406 miles

 

 

With nearby O’Hare International Airport, Midway Airport, four main expressways, ready rail service, easy local public transportation, and quick shuttles and taxi service, business clients and visitors have ideal access to and from Greater Oak Brook.

The Greater Oak Brook Economic Development Partnership works closely with Pace Suburban Bus, in particular, to arrange local transportation orientation sessions for the employees of companies relocating to Oakbrook Terrace. The Partnership also works with Pace to create customized transit options for new employees.

Highway

  • 15 miles to downtown Chicago
  • Direct access to Interstate 88 and Interstate 294
  • Minutes from Interstate 290 and Interstate 355
  • Direct access to Illinois Routes 83 and 38

Airport

  • 20 minutes to either O’Hare or Midway Airports
  • O’Hare International Airport – the 4th busiest airport in the world, with 64 million passengers in 2009
  • Midway International Airport – 17 million passengers in 2009

Rail

  • 10 minutes to two Metra commuter rail stations
  • Union Pacific West Line station in Elmhurst
  • Burlington-Northern Santa Fe station in nearby Hinsdale

Bus

  • Service from several Pace bus lines:
    • Route 715-Central DuPage

    • Route 301-Roosevelt Road

    • Route 877-South Suburban Oakbrook Limited

    • Route 888-Tri-State Flyer

    • Route 322Cermak Road-22nd Street

    • Route 332-River Road - York Road

Pedestrian and Bike

  • Connected to the Salt Creek Bike Trail
  • Over 20 miles of bike trails