The airports that service the Chicago Metropolitan Area are Chicago O’Hare International Airport (Code: ORD) and Chicago Midway International Airport (Code: MDW). It takes approximately 25-45 minutes to get to the conference hotel via public transportation options. Taxi, Uber/Lyft, and other ride shares and rental cars are also available from both airport locations. A full listing of available transportation options from both of these airports can be found through the following links: ORD transportation; MDW transportation.
Getting to/from the Hotel (Public Transportation):
From ORD to Downtown – Public Transportation (45 minutes):
The Blue Line ‘L’ train will take you from O’Hare to downtown in about 45 minutes. You can get the Blue Line from Terminals 1, 2, and 3 by following the signs posted at the airport that say “CTA Trains” or “Trains to the City.”
From MDW to Downtown – Public Transportation (25 minutes):
CTA Orange Line: The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) offers both train and bus service in the City of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. The CTA trains in Chicago are well known as the “L,” and the Orange Line trains are the easiest and most affordable way to get to Midway from downtown via public transit.
The Orange Line train service operates from approximately 4:00 to 4:30 am to approximately 1:00 am every day with more frequent service during weekday morning and evening rush hours. Alternate overnight (“owl”) service is available via the N62 Archer bus. Orange Line trains operate from Midway to downtown via elevated tracks. Once reaching downtown, trains travel clockwise around the Loop and make all stops back to Midway. The Orange Line connects to most other CTA train lines.
Driving to Chicago:
If you are driving to Chicago, parking is available at the hotel. Information may be found here.
There are a number of public and private transportation options available in Chicago. A full listing can be found here.