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The Deerfield area is very fortunate in that access to Chicago's downtown area (the Loop) is as close as the two Metra Milwaukee road train stations which are both located in Deerfield. Lake Cook Road is the major east-west artery through the most southern area of Deerfield. Deerfield also offers a Senior Taxi service to assist its citizens in getting around the Village.

Rail Service

Commuters have transportation to Deerfield from Chicago via the Metra Milwaukee District North Line Railroad, with two stations and parking for over 500 cars at each station. The Lake-Cook station area employers participate in a commuter shuttle service program which takes commuters to and from the station. The stations are both served by Pace buses.  For more information about Metra's service, please visit them on the web at

Train Station Locations

Deerfield Station:
860 Deerfield Rd., 2 blocks west of Rt.43

Lake Cook Station:
Located two blocks west of Lake Cook and Waukegan Road intersection at Deer Lake and Lake Cook Road.

Train Station Parking Fees

Deerfield Station:
Daily Fee: $2.00
Permit Parking:

  • Residents: $150 for a six (6) month period
  • Non-residents: $215 for a six (6) month period

Lake Cook Road Commuter Lot:
Commuter Parking is also available at the Lake Cook Road Train Station. This station is operated and maintained by METRA. All parking is a daily fee of $1.50.


Deerfield is located one mile west of Route 41, a direct auto route to Chicago or Wisconsin. The Tollway (I-294) goes north to Wisconsin and south to I-80 which is the Illinois connection to Indiana and Iowa. Deerfield is within 15 miles of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport; a short ride down the Tri-State Tollway with access from both Deerfield Road and Lake Cook Road in Deerfield.

  • O'Hare Airport is a 40 minute drive.
  • Midway Airport is a 1 hour 20 minute drive.
  • Palwaukee Airport is a 30 minute drive.
  • Mitchell Field in Milwaukee is a 50 minute drive.
  • The Loop is a 45 minute drive.

Pace Bus Service

Local bus service is coordinated by PACE, the suburban bus division of the Regional Transportation Authority.

  • Route 626 - Skokie Valley Limited - Serving: Skokie Swift, Northbrook Court, Lake-Cook Office Center, Lake Cook Metra Station, Riverwoods Corp. Place, Commerce Clearing House, Riverwalk, Lincolnshire Corp. Center, Lincolnshire Business Center, Park-n-Ride Buffalo Grove
  • Route 631 - Lake Cook Shuttle Bug 1 - Serving: AM & PM weekday rush hour service from Lake-Cook Metra Station to Discover Financial Services and Wolters Kluwer.
  • Route 632 - Lake Cook Shuttle Bug 2 - Serving: AM weekday rush hour service from Lake-Cook Metra Station to Baxter, Dade, Four Parkway North and One Parkway North. PM rush hour service from Baxter to Deerfield Metra Station.
  • Route 633 - Lake Cook Shuttle Bug 3 - Serving: AM & PM weekday rush hour service from Lake-Cook Metra Station to Walgreen Company.
  • Route 634 - Lake Cook Shuttle Bug 4 - Serving: AM & PM weekday rush hour service for Lake-Cook Metra Station to CORPTAX LLC, Baxter Healthcare, Walgreens and Hewitt Associates.
  • Route 635 - Lake Cook Shuttle Bug 5 - Serving: AM & PM weekday rush hour service from Lake-Cook Metra Station to Underwriters Laboratories and Omeda.
  • Route 627 - Discover - Takeda Shuttle Bug - Serving: Weekday rush hour service from Lake Cook Metra Station via Lake Cook Road to Discover Financial Services and Takeda Pharmaceutical.
  • Route 471 - Highland Park - Deerfield - Serving: Highland Park Metra Station, Opportunity, Inc., Sherwood Forest, Deerfield Metra Station, Deerbrook Shoppihg Center. Certain rush hour trips serve the office complexes along Wilmot and Saunders Roads in Deerfield and Riverwoods.
  • Route 473 - Highland Park - Northbrook Court - Serving: Highland Park Metra Station, Highland Park Hospital, Safety Center, Crossroads, Northbrook Court, Deerbrook Center.


Additional Transit Information

For more information, call the RTA Travel Center at 847.836.7000 or visit them on the web at

You can even plan your next trip to Deerfield at !

Metra Commuter Parking Map

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Bike Routes Map

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