How To Get Here


All Routes Lead to Pekin

Doesn’t matter how you get here, just do it! It’s an easy trip to Pekin and even easier getting around once you’re here. You’ve a host of options to get here and get around, whether traveling by air, rail or car.

Travel by Ground:

  • Pekin is easily accessible via I-74 to I-474; Route 29; I-155; Route 9 or Route 24.
  • From the North
  • From the South
  • From the East
  • From the West
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Travel by Air:

A mere 20 minutes away, General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport operates flights daily and has five car rental offices on site. Major airlines operating from the airport include American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines and Allegiant Air. Premier parking and lounge options cater to frequent travelers. The Premier Conference Suite provides a convenient meeting location for anyone in the area. Free wi-fi and kid-friendly zones ensure comfort for all travelers. (309) 697-8272, 6100 W. Everett McKinley Dirksen Parkway

Only 30 minutes from Pekin, Central Illinois Regional Airport (CIRA) at Bloomington-Normal has everything you need and more in an airport. Located two miles east of Veteran’s Parkway on Route 9 in Bloomington, CIRA features American, Delta, Allegiant and Frontier Airlines, five car rentals and retail shops. In addition, free wi-fi throughout the airport, a business center open to the general public, conference rooms and a VIP lounge cater to busy business travelers. (309) 663-7383, 3201 CIRA Dr.

Whether you’re a professional or recreational pilot, you’ll find Pekin Municipal Airport a convenient option to make quick hops for business or pleasure in Pekin or the greater Peoria area. Avoid congested Class C Peoria Airspace, and enjoy high quality aviation amenities including a 5,000 foot paved, lighted runway; three instrument approaches, low gas prices, no landing fees and no short-term tie-down or parking fees. Plus a courtesy car, pilot lounge, free coffee and wireless internet. (309) 348-3692, 13906 Airport Ln.

Travel by Rail:

An Amtrak station is conveniently located in Bloomington-Normal, just 30 minutes from Pekin. Amenities you’ll find at the station include:

  • Staffed Station
  • Checked Baggage Service
  • Enclosed Waiting Area
  • Restrooms
  • Payphones
  • Free Long- and Short-Term Parking
  • Vending
  • Car Rentals

11 Uptown Circle, Uptown Station/City Hall, Normal, (800) 872-7245