Local Transit

Public Transit Options in Vernon Hills



  • Pace Dial-A-Ride van services –  PACE website
  • Pace Bus – Two fixed schedule bus routes stop at Hawthorn Mall.
    • Route 272 from Hawthorn Mall south along Milwaukee Avenue to Golf Mill Shopping Center, Niles
    • Route 574 from Hawthorn Mall north to Libertyville and on to College of Lake County
  • Ride Lake County is a new County-sponsored service. The service offers reserved rides throughout the county for residents age 60 and over or those with mobility limitations. This service begins May 1, 2022, and requires participants to register for eligibility by calling PACE at 800-201-6446. Once registered, riders may reserve curb-to-curb rides, scheduled for 6a to 6p every day except holidays. Ride Lake County
  • Metra's North Central Service (NCS) commuter train line runs through Vernon Hills inbound to Chicago's Union Station and outbound to Antioch. NCS Schedule
  • Ventra Card/App Payments – Pace, Metra and CTA Chicago all use the Ventra payment system. Ventra
  • Note that a variety of private transportations also serve the Village, including American Taxi, 303 Taxi, and ride share services such as Uber. Being listed here does not constitute a recommendation or guarantee of service.
Additional Options

Vernon Township Taxi Coupons


Vernon Township offers Township residents half price coupons for use with American Taxi Service for Vernon Township Residents only. $3 ride coupons may be purchased for $1.50. Call 847-634-4600 for more information. Vernon Township Adult Programs