By air:  The airport serving Rockford is the Chicago / Rockford International Airport ( which is served by small airlines including Allegiant Air and United.  This airport is located approximately five miles from the center of Rockford .  Travelers can rent a car from Avis (, Hertz ( or National ( for travel from the airport to their hotel destination.  Travelers interested in flying to a larger airport can fly in to Chicago ’s O’Hare ( which is located just over an hour’s drive away from Rockford .

By car:  Travelers who wish to reach Rockford by car will use Interstate 39 or Interstate 90 to reach the general area.  It should be noted that part of Interstate 90 is a toll road.  Driving directions and maps are available from Yahoo! Maps ( or Google Maps (

By bus:  Travelers can reach Rockford by Burlington Trailways bus ( which connects in Chicago to Greyhound buses.  The bus stops at the Rockford Mass Transit District's East Side Transfer Center at 725 N Lyford Road, .  Travelers who are coming from the Chicago area can opt instead to use the Van Galder Bus ( system which operates from downtown Chicago and both Chicago airports and continues on to Madison Wisconsin. Greyhound no longer stops in Rockford.

By train:  Travelers can reach Rockford using the Amtrak train system (  The Rockford train station for Amtrak Thruway service is located at 7559 Walton Street , just off of Interstate 90 and Highway 20, making it convenient to get to and from the station. Note: This is not actually an Amtrak Station, but rather the Van Galder Bus Depot from which one can ride a bus into Chicago to catch a train. Rockford hasn't had active passenger rail service in over 30 years.