Tinley Park calls southwest suburban Chicago home – a strategic location providing residents and visitors with access to the unmatched cultural, entertainment, recreational and educational opportunities of metropolitan Chicago within a short 25-mile trip. This regional hub is ideally situated in the midst of Chicago’s fine transportation network, comprised of major expressways, international airports and commuter rail and bus lines.
Traveling Around Tinley Park
Tinley Park is conveniently located in the heart of the bustling I-80 Corridor, with two interchanges into the village available off the interstate. I-80 provides a direct link to I-55, I-90, I-94 and I-355. The village is also in proximity to I-57 and nearby I-65 in Indiana, which connects the area to the southern states. For local travel, drivers utilize several routes, including U.S. 45, U.S. 6, U.S. 30 and Illinois 43.
Affordable public transit is offered through the Pace Suburban Bus Service, which operates daily routes to local destinations such as hospitals, schools, business parks, Metra stations and various shopping centers. Pace even offers an express route from the Menards lot (6851 W. 159th St.) to U.S. Cellular Field for select events.
The village accommodates seniors aged 55+ and disabled citizens with the Senior & Handicapped Bus Service, a cost-effective transportation option available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. While most services must be reserved 24 hours in advance, travel to doctor appointments will need to be established 48 hours in advance.
Tinley Park Senior & Handicapped Bus Service
The village is situated along Metra’s Rock Island District line, which operates daily between Joliet, through Tinley Park, and into Chicago’s LaSalle Street Station. Through this rail line, commuters are provided the advantage of economical travel to Chicago within 45 minutes. Two stations are available to riders, with one located at 6700 South St. and the other at 80th Avenue.
The brand new 80th Avenue replacement station recently opened to an excited village after nearly a year and a half of construction. Located just east of the former station, the new station is distinguished by a unique clock tower feature, a covered drop-off area and veranda, an outdoor plaza, decorative lighting and improved native landscaping. The main 5,400-square-foot building features a full kitchen, Internet café and a great hall. In addition, commuters waiting on the newly raised, ADA-compliant platforms have access to three 320-square-foot warming shelters.
Construction on the replacement station is not finished just yet, as construction continues on a pedestrian underpass. The new tunnel, a unique safety feature, will be completed in summer 2012.
Visitors traveling to and from Tinley Park find great convenience in its access to Chicago’s two leading commercial airports. Midway International Airport is approximately 30 minutes from Tinley Park, while O’Hare International Airport can be reached within 40 minutes via I-57 North to I-90 West. General aviation, corporate travel and private charter services are readily available through both the Gary/Chicago International Airport, located approximately 30 minutes to the east in Gary, IN, and Lansing Municipal Airport, a 20-minute drive from Tinley Park.
Gary/Chicago International Airport
Lansing Municipal Airport
Midway International Airport
O’Hare International Airport
Limousine & Taxi Service
AAA Allegro Limousine Service
A & A Limousine
A Accent on Excellence Inc.
Classic King Limousine
Classic Rollz Limousines
A Southside Limousine
303 Taxi, LLC
A1 Suburban Taxi & Limo, Inc.
American Taxi Dispatch, Inc.
FIL Cab Company
First 1 Airport & Suburbs Taxi
Five Star Taxi & Shuttle Service, Inc.
McNamara Cab Co.
Metro Yellow / Metro Checker
O’Brien’s South Suburban Taxi
Tinley Park Yellow Taxi