Transportation & Travel Information
Kenosha County - and its many communities including the City of Kenosha, Village of Bristol, and Town of Wheatland - is located in far Southeast Wisconsin on the Lake Michigan shore. We're conveniently located along I-94/41, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Getting here is easy by car, train, boat or plane!
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Approximate Miles to Kenosha from key cities and airports:
- General Mitchell International Airport (Milwaukee) - 32
- O’Hare International Airport (Chicago) - 45
- Midway International Airport (Chicago) - 72
- Chicago, IL - 58
- Cleveland, OH - 400
- Detroit, MI - 347
- Des Moines, IA - 370
- Door County, WI - 191
- Naval Station Great Lakes (North Chicago, IL) - 21
- Green Bay, WI - 154
- Indianapolis, IN - 245
- Lake Geneva, WI - 29
- Madison, WI - 97
- Milwaukee, WI - 38
- Minneapolis, MN - 370
- Rockford, IL - 70
- St. Louis, MO - 340
- Wisconsin Dells, WI - 155
Click HERE for maps of the Kenosha Area in PDF form (taken from the current Kenosha Area Visitors Guide).
For weather and traffic related road conditions in Wisconsin, visit 511wi.gov or call toll free 866-511-9472 (or while in Wisconsin, dial 511).
Park and Ride
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Park and Ride Lot
Inside Prairie Springs Park, 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie (Exit 347 East).
wisconsindot.gov/pages/travel/road/parknride/ken3030.aspx. This is Kenosha County's first park and ride lot (opened in Fall 2014). It's located in the southeast corner of the park. The lot accommodates approximately 387 vehicles and is intended to promote and support carpooling opportunities.
Kenosha Transit (Local Bus Service)
Kenosha Transit Center (a Downtown Transfer Center for buses and where Electric Streetcar operates from), 724 54th Street, Kenosha. Kenosha Transit Office is at 4303 39th Avenue, Kenosha. 262-653-4287. See kenosha.org/departments/transportation/ for current bus route and schedule information.
Wisconsin Coach Lines “Airport Express”
262-542-8861, coachusa.com/airport-transportation. Daily shuttle service includes stops at Mitchell International and O'Hare International airports. Kenosha pick-up location is at The Brat Stop, I-94 & Hwy. 50 (west).
Wisconsin Coach Lines
262-542-8861, coachusa.com/wisconsin-coach. Various Kenosha pick-up locations including 63rd Street and 20th Avenue, Sheridan and Washington, Carthage College, Kenosha Transit Center and Kenosha METRA Station. Service to Racine, Milwaukee, and Mitchell International airport.
METRA Commuter Train
The METRA train travels to and from Chicago on the Union Pacific North line. Purchase METRA tickets on the train or on your smartphone. Ticket / Fare Information>
METRA Commuter Rail Station
5414-13th Ave., Kenosha.
View current schedule HERE> | View real-time Union Pacific North service alerts on Website | Twitter
Learn about carrying a bike on the train HERE>
For more METRA information, call 312-322-6777 weekdays 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. or 312-836-7000 Mon.-Sat. 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Train Station Parking Options:
Monthly Permit: Per the City of Kenosha, the parking lot adjacent to the METRA station requires a monthly parking permit.
Parking Meters: Parking meters at the Kenosha METRA station accept cash, credit cards and debit cards. The fee for daily parking is $5.00 per day. Limited daily parking available. A day runs until midnight.
There is also a 3 day pass for $15.00 and a 30 day pass for $60.00.
Daily, three day and monthly parking passes for the METRA lot are available for purchase in-front of the station. There are two kiosks on the island circle drive, you can purchase passes there 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Be careful of the buttons you press to avoid purchasing the wrong pass, refunds are not given. Check the display screen to view the pass you are purchasing.
Kenosha Regional Airport
9900-52nd St. (I-94 & Hwy. 158), Kenosha, 262-653-4160, kenosha.org/departments/airport. Corporate and general aviation.
5300 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee, 414-747-5300, mitchellairport.com
10000 W. O’Hare Ave., Chicago, 800-832-6352, flychicago.com
5700 S. Cicero Ave., Chicago, 773-838-0600, flychicago.com
Lake Michigan Marinas in Kenosha
- 724 54th Street
- (262) 653-4287
Beautifully restored electric streetcars travel a 2-mile loop, providing a scenic tour of the Lake Michigan shoreline, HarborPark, the Sculpture Walk, two historic...
- 724 54th Street
- (262) 653-4287
Lakefront Trolley service will resume in May 2023. The 2022 season has concluded. Ride a historic trolley through downtown Kenosha between University of Wisconsin-Parkside...
More Useful Information For Travelers
Kenosha News (Local Daily)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Regional Daily)
Chicago Tribune (Regional Daily)
Chicago Sun-Times (Regional Daily)
- WPUR 1180 AM- tourism information
- WLIP 1050 AM- news/talk/sports radio
- WIIL 95.1 FM- mainstream rock
- WGTD 91.1 FM- public radio
- WRJN 1400 AM, 98.1 FM, 99.9 FM- oldies/info
- WVTY 92.1 FM- country
For all emergencies, dial 911
For non-emergencies, call the Kenosha Police Department at 262-656-1234 or the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department at 262-605-5100.
Aurora Medical Center
10400-75th St. (1 mile east of I-94 on Highway 50), Kenosha, 262-948-5600, aurorahealthcare.org. 24-hour emergency department. Walk-in services.
Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital, 9555-76th St., Pleasant Prairie, 262-656-2011, froedtertsouth.com. 24-hour emergency and urgent care.
5036 Fourth Ave., Kenosha.
262-657-4620: Coast Guard Station Kenosha
414-747-7100: Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee
Visit Kenosha Administrative Office & Visitor Information Center
600 - 52nd St., Suite 140, Downtown Kenosha
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wisconsin Welcome Center - Kenosha & Wisconsin Rest Area
10519 - 120th Ave., I-94/41 and Highway 165 East (Exit 347), Pleasant Prairie
Hours Staffed: November-March: Tues.-Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
April-October: 7 Days a Week, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wisconsin Department of Tourism
800-432-TRIP (8747), travelwisconsin.com
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
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