Western Springs, IL | Transportation

Western Springs, IL | Transportation

Western Springs’ enduring popularity is influenced by its accessible location, making it an ideal community for commuters.  In fact, the average commute for Western Springs residents is only 28.4 minutes.  It sits between the freeways 290, 294, and 55, all of which will take you to Chicago and to dense working areas.  The Metra BNSF railway line also has a stop in Western Springs, which will get you to Chicago in only 23 minutes.  About 1200 people take the Metra from Western Springs every day.  There is a short wait of about 1 ½ years for a parking permit to park by the train station, but much of residential Western Springs is contained within a few walkable blocks of the train station.  The cost of a permit is a steal at only $150 for six months of parking, and this comes with perks like free meter parking on the weekends.  Besides the train and the driving proximity, Western Springs is also only 16 minutes from the Forest Park Transit Center, which will connect you to Chicago’s CTA system and the Blue Line El Train.  Park and Ride at the transit center is available for only $5 a day.  Suburban Pace buses also connect Western Springs to other suburban Chicago communities. Western Springs also has great proximity to O’Hare and Midway airports for business trips or family vacations.  Western Springs is just 19 minutes from O’Hare and 25 minutes from Midway, and quoted taxis to each only cost $30.