Wilmette travel guide

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You're Going to Love Wilmette

With a population of 27,087, Wilmette is a must-see destination in Illinois, United States.

Where to Eat in Wilmette

If you’re looking for affordable options, Napolita Pizzeria & Wine Bar - Wilmette (1126 Central Ave) and Wilmette Chop House (1162 Wilmette Ave) are great picks.

When to visit Wilmette

Wilmette in April
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Wilmette in April
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Wilmette


When flying to Wilmette, you’ll arrive at Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), which is located 18 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Wilmette from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 14h 45m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Wilmette. The train journey from Wilmette to Milwaukee takes 1h 19m and costs around $44 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from South Bend, expect to pay about $52 for a 2h 05m trip.


Another option to get to Wilmette is to pick up a car hire from Chicago, which is about 23 km from Wilmette. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Dollar, among others, in Chicago.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Wilmette, including Greyhound, Bus and Amtrak. From Milwaukee, the bus ride to Wilmette takes 169 km and will cost you around $60. From Madison, the ticket costs about $37 for a journey of 177 km.

Airports near Wilmette

Airlines serving Wilmette

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British Airways
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Air Canada
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Alaska Airlines
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Korean Air
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Japan Airlines
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Hiring a car in Wilmette

Expect to pay $1.85 per litre in Wilmette (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $22.16 and $29.55. The most frequently booked car type in Wilmette is Full-size (Chevrolet Suburban or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Chevrolet Equinox or similar) is, on average, 70% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.