Naval Station Great Lakes is located on the shores of Lake Michigan, 1 hour North of Chicago, Illinois and 1 hour South of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
If arriving by plane from O'Hare International Airport, the Military Information Detachment is located in the USO facility at Terminal 2 to assist you with obtaining transportation to Great Lakes. The Airport Express has a van that goes to and from O'Hare.
If arriving at Midway Airport look for the American Taxi company. They have a flat rate fee for coming to Naval Station Great Lakes.You can also take the Metra to Downtown, then transfer to the Chicago & Northwestern Line which comes to the Naval Station Great Lakes installation.
The Airport Express has a van that goes to O'Hare and there you can transfer to the Great Lakes van.
If arriving by auto, NAVSTA is located approximately 3 miles east of Hwy. 41 and approximately 15 miles east of Interstate 94/294 at US Rt. 137(Buckley Rd.).
If you are driving north from Chicago, take Interstate 94 (north) to Hwy.41 Waukegan exit. Do not take the by-pass to Interstate 294. Take Hwy.41 north to Rt. 137. Make a right turn on Rt. 137 (Buckley Rd.); go east approximately 2 miles.
If arriving north from the Chicago area using the bypass Interstate 294 (north), to Rt. 137. Make a right turn on Rt. 137 (Buckley Rd.) and go east approximately 6 miles.
If coming from Wisconsin, use Interstate 94 south. At Wisconsin/Illinois border exit onto Waukegan exit Hwy. 41 south (off ramp is on the left side of Interstate 94). Take Hwy. 41 south to Rt. 137; make a left turn on Rt. 137 (Buckley Rd.) and go east approximately 3 miles.