Metra offers commuter train service throughout the Chicagoland area. Metra's North Central Service train line offers weekday service connecting downtown Chicago's Union Station to the north central suburbs, terminating at Antioch.
O'Hare Transfer Station
Travelers coming from O'Hare International Airport terminals can use the O'Hare
Transfer Station to access Metra's North Central Service trains to
downtown or the suburbs. The station is located on the northeast side of O'Hare, at Zemke and Mannheim Roads.
How Do I Get There?
You can reach the station from the terminals by taking the Airport Transit System (ATS) to Economy Lot E or Kiss-N-Fly. From the Kiss-N-Fly drop-off, board the airport shuttle bus for a quick ride to the O'Hare Transfer Station.
Shuttle Bus Times:
5:00 am to 11:00 pm: shuttle buses run between Lot E and the O'Hare Transfer Station every 5-7 minutes.
11:00 pm to 5:00 am: shuttle buses run continuously between Lot E and the O'Hare Transfer Station based on passenger needs.
How Do I Get to O'Hare From the Station?
If you are arriving at the station and trying to reach the airport terminals, the airport shuttle bus makes regular pick-ups from the Transfer Station to the ATS where you can then connect to the terminals.
How Do I Buy a Ticket?
Tickets can be purchased from the conductor on the train. Metra fares are based on travel between zones. To
calculate the price of a ride, use the link below and enter the
departure and destination stations along the North Central Line.
Metra Fare Information »
During morning and evening rush hours, the North Central Service line offers numerous stops at the O'Hare Transfer Station. However, service is infrequent at other times of the day. The Union Station stop will provide access to many other Metra train lines.
North Central Service Line stops: Antioch Wheeling
Lake Villa Prospect Heights
Round Lake Beach O'Hare Transfer Station
Washington St./Grayslake Rosemont
Prairie Crossing/Libertyville Schiller Park
Mundelien Belmont Ave./Franklin Park
Vernon Hills River Grove
Prairie View Western Ave.
Buffalo Grove Union Station
If you would like to view the full North Central Service schedule, visit the link below.
You can also plan your trip with public transit, including metra trains, CTA trains and buses with the trip planner link below.
North Central Service Schedule »
Plan your trip to O'Hare International Airport using Metra »