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.
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.
- 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
Porter County Regional Airport
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 INDOT estimate of 66,805 (2019) 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
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
Express bus service to and from Chicago from downtown Valparaiso
Valparaiso City Transit System