Home Page
Village Hall: (847) 251-2700
 
Home : About Wilmette : Getting Here

Getting to Wilmette

The Village of Wilmette is the second suburb north of downtown Chicago located approximately 16 miles away. The Village extends five miles west from Lake Michigan and is approximately one mile wide. Its municipal neighbors include Evanston and Skokie, Glenview to the west and Kenilworth and Northfield to the north.

By Car

The Village of WIlmette is located directly off of the Edens Expressway (I-94).  If you are coming from the north, exit I-94 at Skokie Boulevard and you are in Wilmette! Once you have exited the highway, you will find one of the Village's major shopping centers, Edens Plaza, on your righthand side.  To get to downtown Wilmette, simply turn left at the second stop light at Lake Avenue and take Lake Avenue to Green Bay Road.

If you are coming from the south, you can exit I-94 at Lake Avenue East or Lake Avenue West.  Exiting on Lake Avenue East, you will find Edens Plaza on your left and can continue to downtown Wilmette by continuing on Lake Avenue to Green Bay Road.

Click here for detailed directions.

By Train

Wilmette is served by two train systems:

The CTA purple end at Linden Avenue in WIlmette.  The purple line goes north into Evanston and into the northern limits of Chicago.

The Metra stops right in Wilmette's downtown at 722 Green Bay Avenue.  The Union Pacific North Line runs from Kenosha, Wisconsin to downtown Chicago.

By Plane

There are two major airports that serve the Chicagoland area:

O'Hare International Airport

Midway International Airport

To get to Wilmette from O'Hare:
  • Merge onto I-90 E/KENNEDY EXPY E via the ramp on the LEFT toward CHICAGO.       
  • Take the LAWRENCE AVE exit, EXIT 84.      
  • Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto W LAWRENCE AVE.      
  • Turn LEFT onto N CICERO AVE IL-50.        
  • Turn RIGHT onto W FOSTER AVE.     
  • Merge onto I-94 W/EDENS EXPY W via the ramp on the LEFT
  • Take the OLD ORCHARD RD exit, EXIT 35.
  • Turn RIGHT onto OLD ORCHARD RD
  • Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto GROSS POINT RD.
  • GROSS POINT RD becomes RIDGE RD.        
  • Turn RIGHT onto WILMETTE AVE
  • YOU ARE IN WILMETTE!!!
To get to Wilmette from Midway International Airport:
  • Merge onto I-90 E/KENNEDY EXPY E via the ramp on the LEFT toward CHICAGO.        
  • Take the LAWRENCE AVE exit, EXIT 84.        
  • Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto W LAWRENCE AVE.     
  • Turn LEFT onto N CICERO AVE/IL-50        
  • Turn RIGHT onto W FOSTER AVE.       
  • Merge onto I-94 W/EDENS EXPY W via the ramp on the LEFT.        
  • Take the OLD ORCHARD RD exit, EXIT 35.       
  • Turn RIGHT onto OLD ORCHARD RD.        
  • Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto GROSS POINT RD.        
  • GROSS POINT RD becomes RIDGE RD.       
  • Turn RIGHT onto WILMETTE AVE        
  • YOU ARE IN WILMETTE!!!
       
 

 

 

 
 
1200 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette, IL 60091
P. (847) 251-2700 F. (847) 853-7700
Village Hall Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
© Village of Wilmette. All Rights Reserved | Web design and development by americaneagle.com