Transportation

Connected to thriving business and commercial centers by interstate, highways, rail and air, Valparaiso is an exceptional strategic location, positioned to serve local, national and international customers.

LOGISTICS
Valparaiso is less than one hour from Chicago, two from Indianapolis and Milwaukee, and four to five hours-drive to Detroit, Cleveland, and St. Louis.  Locally, the Porter County Regional Airport offers convenient arrivals and departures of small one passenger propeller driven aircraft, to large corporate jets.  Three international airports (Chicago's O'Hare, Midway and Gary-Chicago Airport) are all within easy access.  The South Shore provides a valuable option for rail travel to and from Chicago.

 

HIGHWAYS/INTERSTATES

  • I 94 - 14 miles
  • I 80/90 - 12 miles
  • I 65 - 13 miles
  • US 30 - 0 miles
  • US 6 - 7 miles
  • State Road 49 - 0 miles
  • State Road 2 - 0 miles
  • State Hwy 130 - 0 miles
  • State Highway Load Limit: 80,000 lbs. gross

 

RAIL SERVICE

CSX
www.csx.com
Regional Site Design Manager: (904) 359-3200

Norfolk Southern
www.nscorp.com
Northern Indiana Sales Contact: (317) 884-3981

Industrial Development: (404) 529-1593

Canadian National
www.cn.ca/en/
1-888-MOVIN CN

Manager, Real Estate & Business Development (IN): (708) 332-3959

 

AIR SERVICE

Porter County Regional Airport
www.vpz.org
Valparaiso is home to Porter County Regional Airport. From this strategic location, in the heart of Porter County, it's less than one hour Northwest to Chicago, or Northeast to South Bend by ground transportation. Open 365 days a year, the Porter County Regional Airport is home for more than 144 general aviation aircraft. These aircraft range in size from small one passenger propeller driven aircraft, to large corporate jets.

  • Northwest Indiana's finest all weather business and general aviation airports with an FAA estimate of 35,100 (1997) landings and departures per year
  • Located outside the Chicago Class B air space which allows for easy arrivals and departures
  • Full radar coverage supplied by both South Bend Approach and Chicago Center

Additional airports convenient to Valparaiso
Gary/Chicago Airport, 25 miles • www.garychicagoairport.com
Chicago Midway Airport, 50 miles • www.flychicago.com
South Bend Regional Airport, 50 miles • www.sbnair.com
Chicago O'Hare International Airport, 75 miles • www.ohare.com

 

MOTOR FREIGHT SERVICE

Dallas & Mavis
453 Bellflower Drive, Valparaiso
(219) 464-7303

NSL Inc.
3564 Scottsdale St., Valparaiso
(219) 759-5759

Sterling Express Limited
www.sterlingexp.net
101 West US Highway 6, Valparaiso
(219) 464-7880

Trans United Inc.
www.transunited.com
1123 N State Road 149, Burns Harbor, IN 46304
(219) 762-3111  

 

WATER SERVICE/PORTS

Burns Harbor International Harbor
The Port of Indiana - Burns Harbor, only 12 miles from Valparaiso, is a gateway to America's Heartland for international shippers. It handles more ocean-going cargo than any other U.S. Great Lakes port and 15 percent of U.S. steel trade with Europe. The port handles international ships via the Great Lakes connection to the Atlantic Ocean and barges via inland river links to 38 states and the Gulf of Mexico and provides competitive advantages to companies that move cargo by water, rail and highway. As a multi-modal facility, the port handles an average of 500,000 trucks, 10,000 railcars, 400 barges and 100 ships per year - and has room to grow.

  • The port has 600 acres of land, 30 tenant companies and 85 acres of available land.
  • With 10+ steel companies and 3 steel mills, the port is a one-stop shop for steel processing.
  • Rail served by Norfolk Southern and Indiana Harbor Belt with connections to all Class Is. 
  • Port has Foreign-Trade Zone status, 24-hour security and onsite healthcare facility. 
  • Port is zoned heavy industrial and does not have weight limits on port roads.

More info: www.portsofindiana.com

 

PUBLIC & COMMUTER TRANSIT

ChicaGo DASH 
(877) 7GO-DASH
www.chicagodash.com 
Express bus service to and from Chicago from downtown Valparaiso

V-Line
(219) 476-9393
www.ci.valparaiso.in.us/490/v-line
Valparaiso City Transit System

Coach USA Tri-State
www.coachusa.com
One-way and round trip shuttle to Midway and O’Hare Airport

Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District
(800) 359-2079
www.nictd.com 
South Shore Line commuter train runs from South Bend Airport to Randolph Street in Chicago

 

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