Among Addison’s many great assets is its convenient location just 21 miles from downtown Chicago. This prime locality offers quick access to a range of major transportation networks. U.S. Route 20 stretches northwest to southeast through the heart of Addison, intersecting with Illinois Route 83 near the eastern edge of the community. Within a few hundred feet of this intersection, commuters can utilize the cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 290. Interstate 355, a tollway running north to south, begins in Addison at its junction with Route 20, carrying traffic south to Interstate 55. At Route 20, the northbound side of I-355 turns into Illinois Route 53, a highway that links drivers with Interstate 290, U.S. Route 14 and further major routes.
Public transportation is readily available for commuters needing to travel locally. Part of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), Pace provides convenient bus service to a multitude of destinations in the Addison area. Additionally, several Metra commuter train stations can be found nearby in the communities of Itasca, Lombard, Wood Dale and Villa Park. The rail service offers riders a hassle-free trip to downtown Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.
Dozens of motor freight carriers serve Addison’s business and industrial sectors. The Chicago, Central and Pacific has established a freight line in the far southern portion of Addison’s industrial district as well.
Air travel is another available mode of transportation afforded to Addison residents and businesses. The bustling O’Hare International Airport is located a mere 11 miles from Addison, while Midway International Airport can be accessed within 22 miles from the village. A designated reliever to these major airports, DuPage Airport maintains private and corporate aircraft. DPA is situated approximately 15 miles from Addison in West Chicago.