Transportation Options

Transportation: All Roads…and Plenty of Tracks…Lead to Downtown Skokie!

Residents of Downtown Skokie take full advantage of the extensive public transportation options.  The melodic “beep-beep” of the Skokie Swift CTA Yellow Line trains is a familiar sound at Oakton Street and along Skokie Boulevard, and the Oakton Street Yellow Line Station offers easy pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly access to Chicago for daily commuting or a Cubs game in Wrigleyville. CTA and PACE bus routes provide easy access throughout Skokie as well as the region, connecting to the Pace bus station hub at Westfield Old Orchard mall, one of the busiest hubs in the Metropolitan area.  

Downtown Skokie also is also known for easy expressway access with three full interchanges that enable quick access to downtown Chicago, O’Hare International Airport as well as neighboring Chicago’s North Shore suburbs.

The miles-long, paved Skokie Valley Trail multi-use path for cyclists, runners and walkers stretches through Downtown Skokie from the north end of town and, on the south, connects to surrounding communities including the northwest side of Chicago. Coming soon: enhanced northern trail connections to a host of neighboring northern communities and up into Wisconsin.

From Downtown Skokie, there is easy access to the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Westfield Old Orchard shopping center, the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Skokie Hospital, the Cook County Forest Preserve Harms Woods and more.