Metra Rail

Elgin has three separate Metra train stations serving our great community from the northern Fox Valley to Chicago’s Union Station (which houses a vintage Elgin clock in the Grand Hall). Using Metra you can reach Chicago's beautiful lakefront, museums, zoos, sporting events, shops and restaurants, concerts, special events, schools and colleges as well as quaint, historic suburbs and small towns. In some cases, Metra can take you practically to the front door. In other cases, your destination can be easily reached via connecting Pace buses and/or CTA buses and trains.

Big Timber Road Station
2025 Big Timber Road
Elgin IL 60123 

Elgin Station
109 W Chicago St.
Elgin, IL 60120

National Street Station
85 National St.
Elgin IL 60120

You can view the Milwaukee District - West Line Map and Schedule here.

Metro Logo - Link to Milwaukee District West Line Schedule


Elgin’s Transportation Center is located between the bridges of Highland Avenue and Chicago Street in downtown Elgin. PACE currently has twelve routes serviced within our community, and connects to routes along CTA, RTA and Metra in over 220 communities in the six county area. PACE's fixed-route bus service conveniently carries commuters throughout the suburbs using a set schedule and routing, PACE provides fast and economical service to employment centers, hospitals, shopping centers and many other attractions.

Elgin Transportation Center is located at 102-06 W. Chicago Street, Elgin, IL 60123.

You can view all the Elgin routes and schedules here.

PACE Express

PACE also provides service to O'Hare International Airport. Click here to learn more.

PACE Bus Logo - link to PACE Bus website

Transportation Services for Seniors 

Many of our communities’ older adults are unable to access transportation for several reasons. Senior Services Associates is determined to eliminate the barriers that keep seniors from accessing reliable, affordable transportation in order for them to receive crucial services. For more information on transportation services for seniors, click here.

Senior Services Associates