Bordered by the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) on the west and the Edens Expressway (I-94) on the east, Northbrook is both easily accessible and has excellent connections to the greater Chicagoland area via car, passenger rail, bus or bike. Each day, thousands of people travel in and through the community and enjoy Northbrook's various amenities. This page is dedicated to providing you with the most up-to-date information on how to get in and around in town.

Streets, Roads & Sidewalks

In addition to the Village's own 123 centerline mile street network, the Village is served by a number of other systems, including the Illinois Tollway (I-294), the Edens Expressway (I-94), Skokie Highway (US 41) and State Routes Waukegan Road (IL 43) and Dundee Road (IL 68). Learn more about construction, traffic management and other issues impacting streets and roads on our Street and Road Traffic page.


Northbrook is conveniently located 20 minutes from O'Hare International Airport and just five minutes from the Chicago Executive Airport. Other major regional airports within driving distance include Chicago Midway International Airport, Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport and Waukegan National Airport. For more information on connections, schedules, fares and chartering, please visit each airport's individual website.

Public Transportation

There are many public transportation options available to assist residents, visitors and commuters in getting to and from Northbrook, as well as around the community. For more information on public transportation options, schedules, fares and commuter parking, visit our Public Transportation page.

Biking & Walking

The Village has various bike routes (marked or signed) and public sidewalk throughout the Village. These routes provide guidance to Parks, Schools and Public Transportation within the Community. For more information on biking and pedestrian routes, visit our Biking and Walking page.

Senior Transportation Options

The Village of Northbrook and Northfield Township both offer subsidies for seniors and permanently disabled residents to use taxis to attend appointments, get groceries and other daily tasks. For more information, please visit the Senior Services page.

For information on senior travel cards for the RTA, CTA, Metra and Pace, visit the Public Transportation page.