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Lake in the Hills Residents enjoy several opportunities to travel around town and throughout the Chicagoland area using public transportation.

Pace Bus Route 550

Pace Suburban Bus offers an extension of Route 550 with stops in Lake in the Hills, connecting the Elgin Transportation Center to the Crystal Lake Metra Station via Randall Road, Rakow Road, Pyott Road, and Main Street.

The Lake in the Hills stops are located on Randall Road at the following locations:

  • Northbound – On Randall Road just past Algonquin near Tommy's and also near Starbucks
  • Southbound – On Randall Road just before the driveway entrance to the Costco Gas Station

Stops are currently marked with a bus stop sign. Shelters will be provided in the future.

The service runs all day on weekdays. For more information, visit the Pace Bus website or call 847-364-PACE (7223).

Grafton Township - MCRide Transportation

The MCRide (Dial-A-Ride) program is available to Lake in the Hills senior residents or residents with disabilities who fall within the jurisdiction of Grafton Township (township map). Riders call 800-451-4599 to schedule a pickup up to seven days in advance for seniors and individuals with disabilities. The program is provided by Grafton Township and the information provided here is subject to change. For operating hours and fees, visit the Grafton Township website.

Algonquin Township - Bus Transportation

The Algonquin Township Road District provides a transportation opportunity for seniors and disabled residents of Lake in the Hills who live within Algonquin Township (township map). Riders must complete an online registration form to use the service. The program is provided by Algonquin Township, and the information here is subject to change. For operating hours and fees, visit the Algonquin Township website.

Metra Rail

The closest train stations to Lake in the Hills residents are the Crystal Lake and Pingree Road stations, each approximately 6 miles from Village Hall. For more information, including up-to-date operating schedules, stations, and fees, visit the Metra Rail website.

Construction Projects

For information on construction projects that may impact transportation, please visit our Construction Projects page.

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