Whether you wish to get around by car, bike, train, bus, plane, or foot – Aurora has something for everyone. Aurora is located just 40 miles outside of Chicago, which gives it convenient access to I-88, I-55, I-355, I-90 / 94, and I-294. In fact, Aurora has 5 exits to I-88, which contains easy access points to connecting interstates. Being so close to Chicago, you can travel from Aurora to both Chicago Midway Airport and O’Hare International Airport in 45 minutes. If you wanted to take a train into Chicago, Aurora has 2 Metra commuter rail stations as well.

Pace bus services

2016 was a remarkable year that included Pace’s largest service expansion ever (the I-90 Market Expansion Program), the growth of their real-time information signage program, the launch of their first CNG fueling station and buses, and the addition of more Bus on Shoulder service. They’ve been busy implementing several projects that provide better service to customers, make the agency a more efficient steward of taxpayer dollars, and encourage additional commuters to make the switch to public transit. While Pace has been nationally recognized for its performance over many years, they continue to work to offer northeastern Illinois residents an attractive alternative to the private automobile.

Find more info and track Pace routes here

Metra train services

Aurora currently has 2 Metra commuter rail stops, with one out of the Aurora Transportation Center located in Downtown Aurora and the other off Route 59. The Aurora Transportation Center is a station on Metra’s BNSF Railway. It is located just 37 miles from Chicago’s Union Station. For those wanting a fast and easy way to travel from Aurora, the Metra passes through several stops in Naperville, Lisle, Downers Grove, Westmont, and Brookfield (to name a few) before making its way into Chicago. The full list of stops can be found on Metra’s website. 

Find more info and track Metra trains here

New pedestrian bridge

Aurora’s new RiverEdge Pedestrian Bridge has been in the works for a few years now, but it is set to be completed later this year. This pedestrian bridge will be instrumental in connecting the east and west sides of the Fox River so that pedestrians on foot or bike can conveniently cross from one side to the other. The bridge will provide suitable access to the Aurora Transportation Center, where pedestrians can hop on the Metra’s BNSF line.


Take a look at what the new Aurora RiverEdge Pedestrian Bridge will look like when it's completed later this year.
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