Getting to Cary

Getting to Cary

Centrally located between Chicago, Rockford, and Milwaukee, Cary is accessible by many forms of transportation. Four of the largest airports in the Midwest are just a short drive away, while public bus and rail services directly connect residents with major metropolitan areas for both leisure and business.


By Plane

Four international airports are within driving distance from Cary.

By Train

Metra Union Pacific Northwest Line — Commuter rail access via the Metra Union Pacific Northwest line keeps Cary residents directly connected to downtown Chicago and other cities throughout McHenry County and the Northwest Suburbs.  The commuter station within downtown Cary is only four short stops from the potential new stadium site for the Chicago Bears in nearby Arlington Heights.


By Bus

MCRide Dial-a-Ride Bus Service — This affordable and flexible transportation service offers rides to and from destinations around McHenry County, including shopping, school, work, and medical appointments.

Pace Suburban Bus Service — This affordable, public transportation serves the Chicagoland area with a stop in nearby Crystal Lake (accessible via the Metra UP-NW line. To learn more or to plan a ride, visit the Pace Trip Planner.

By Automobile

  • From Interstate 90 — via IL-31
  • From the Northwest Suburbs and Chicago — via US-14/Interstate 90
  • From Lake Geneva, WI — via IL-31/US-12
  • From Rockford — via Interstate 90/IL-31
  • From Milwaukee, WI — via IL-176/Interstate 94