Metra North Central Service

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 »

Train Stops

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 »