Tinley Park is conveniently located near Interstate 80 and Interstate 57, offering easy travel to Chicago and neighboring states. Metra’s commuter rail service provides fast daily service from Tinley Park’s two commuter train stations to Chicago and Joliet. Chicago’s Midway International Airport is about a half-hour drive north, while O’Hare International Airport is only 45 minutes away. The convenient PACE bus service also is available throughout the area.
Tinley Park Metra Commuter Train Stations
80th Avenue station
18001 S. 80th Ave., Tinley Park
Hours: The station’s waiting room is open daily from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a ticket agent present on weekdays from 5 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Oak Park Avenue station
6700 South St., Tinley Park
Hours: The station is open from 5:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. The station is closed Sundays.
Visit the Metra website for more information.
Commuters can buy a sheet of 10 tokens for $15 at Tinley Park Village Hall, 16250 S. Oak Park Ave., and at the Tinley Park Police Department, 7850 W. 183rd St. Village Hall is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, and the police department is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
Tokens are used just like cash and are inserted into the numbered s lot corresponding to a parking space in the payment boxes. The token sheets are perforated to provide for easy removal from the sheet. Commuters who choose not to use a token still can deposit $1.50 in cash in the box. Tokens can be used for parking at the 80th Avenue train station lot as well as at the daily fee parking lot located on Hickory Street west of Oak Park Avenue (OPA) near the OPA train station.
Pictured below is the daily fee parking lot located on Hickory Street:
The token system is the most cost-effective option for commuters because they will be using the token only when utilizing the parking lot, unlike a pre-paid placard or permit system that would charge monthly fees regardless of how often the commuter uses a parking space.
If you would like to be added to the Village’s waiting list for permit parking at the Oak Park Avenue train station, please fill out this form. The Village will contact you when a space becomes available. Please note that there is no permit parking waiting list for the 80th Avenue train station.
Bike to Metra brochure