Chicago Transportation

Welcome to the Chicago Transportation page!

Getting to Chicago - Airports

  • O'Hare International Airport, located 13 miles from downtown, is one of the largest airports in the world. For visitors needing information or directions, airport information booths are located on the lower levels of the domestic terminals and on the upper and lower levels of the International Terminal. Click HERE to go to the O’Hare website.

  • Midway International Airport is located 10 miles from downtown Chicago and offers another convenient travel option for visitors. Click HERE to go to the Midway website.

Getting to Chicago - Ground Transportation

  • CAR RENTAL - Many major car rental companies have facilities at both O'Hare and Midway Airport. Please visit specific rental company websites for details.


  • DRIVING YOURSELF - Chicago is accessible via several major interstates and highways: I-90 (Kennedy Expressway), I-94 (Dan Ryan Expressway), I-55 (Stevenson Expressway), I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway), I-294 (Tri-State Tollway).   


  • LIMOUSINE - Limousine / Chauffer agencies typically prefer that all customers reserve cars at least 48 hours in advance, although cars can occasionally be ordered with a two-hour notice. Click HERE for a list of some available transportation services.

  • SHUTTLE - GO Airport Express provides shared ride services to all downtown / suburban hotels and many businesses. Pair fares and group discounts are available along with customized reservation portals for your groups. Click HERE to go to the GO Airport Express website.  ((www.airportexpress.com))


  • TAXI - Both O’Hare and Midway Airport offer taxi service to downtown and the suburbs. Rates range from $40 - $50 from O'Hare and $30 - $40 from Midway. Rates vary based on travel time and are subject to change.


  • TRAIN - Amtrak serves Chicago with more than 50 trains arriving and departing daily. Click HERE to visit the Amtrak website.


Traveling in Chicago

Public Transportation

  • Google Transit Map - Google Transit Maps allow users to plan for travel using Chicago’s bus service, Metra trains, and CTA train lines. The system shows the number of stops, the total travel time, and the time used for each method of travel. Click HERE to visit the Google Transit webpage.
((http://maps.google.com/help/maps/transit/chicago/index.html))


  • Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Train – Click HERE


  • Chicago Metra Rail Train – Click HERE


Paid transportation


  • Taxi – There are many taxi services that operate in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Some taxi companies include Yellow Cab Chicago, O’Hare Midway Taxi, Midway Taxi, Airport Taxi Chicago, Chicago Carriage Cab, and Flash Cab.


  • Taxi – A helpful website that can assist in determining the fare for a taxi ride can be found at TaxiWiz. Click HERE to visit the site now.

  • Limousine – There are a number of limousine and chauffer agencies in Chicagoland. Click HERE for a list of some available transportation services.  ((http://www.choosechicago.com/plan-your-trip/transportation/find-transpor...))


Walking Maps


  • MetroWalkz – Explore Chicago at your own pace and on your schedule using a MetroWalkz  self-guided tour. Suggested maps, arranged by tour types, are available on their website. Click HERE to go to the MetroWalkz site now.

  • Click HERE to visit the Chicago Traveler website, which includes links to many guided walking tours that include both site seeing stops and dinner / lunch stops.

  • The City of Chicago’s official Tourism Page includes access to many different tours. Click HERE to go there now. ((http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en.html))


  • Click HERE to access a variety of helpful maps of Chicago, including a map of attractions, CTA public transportation, neighborhoods, bike paths, and airport maps.

 

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