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Location and Transportation

Location and Transportation

Tinley Park is located in the middle of the I-80 corridor, about 25 miles southwest of Chicago. The area’s excellent highway system and public transportation options provide easy access to the cultural, recreational and business opportunities of both Tinley Park and the Greater Chicago Area.

Tinley Park recently embarked on a project to make all streets in the city “complete” – that is, designed with equal consideration for motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians and transit riders. The initiative has so far successfully added stand-alone bicycle lanes or shared lanes (called “sharrows”) to 167th Street between Harlem and 84th avenues and has been selected as a case study by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.

Bicycling and Complete Streets

Commuters will find that driving in and around the area is simple and convenient. Situated in the heart of the I-80 corridor, Tinley Park is directly linked to I-55, I-90, I-94 and I-355 through I-80. These interstates will take drivers to downtown Chicago or to any surrounding suburb.

Illinois Department of Transportation
(217) 782-7820

Daily bus routes are offered in and around Tinley Park through Pace Suburban Bus Service. Local routes make stops at various schools, hospitals, Metra stations and shopping centers in the area and surrounding suburbs. For select special events, there is a bus that runs directly from Tinley Park to U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. As of September 2013, Pace and the CTA have partnered to bring customers the new Ventra system, which allows customers to pay for both train and bus fares with a single card. Visit for more information about this new system.

Residents of Tinley Park who are disabled or age 56 and older may utilize the city’s Senior and Handicapped Bus Service, a reduced-fare bus service that will drop customers off directly where they need to go. The buses run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Reservations generally need to be placed 24 hours in advance, with the exception of service for medical appointments, which should be reserved 48 hours in advance.

(847) 364-PACE

Tinley Park Senior & Handicapped Bus Service
(708) 532-RIDE

The Metra Rail System provides two stations in Tinley Park: the 80th Avenue station and the Oak Park Avenue station. Both stations are part of the Rock Island District Metra line, which runs daily from Joliet to Chicago’s LaSalle Street station, with multiple stops in-between.

(312) 322-6777

Air travel is primarily provided by Chicago’s two leading commercial airports, Midway International Airport and O’Hare International Airport. Both can be accessed within a 30- to 45-minute drive using I-57 North or I-90 West. Travelers may also choose Lansing Municipal Airport or Gary/Chicago International Airport in Gary, IN.

Midway International Airport
(800) 832-3003 or (773) 838-0600

O’Hare International Airport
(773) 686-2200

Lansing Municipal Airport
(708) 895-8844

Gary/Chicago International Airport
(219) 949-9722

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