Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago is the most populous city in Illinois and the third most populous city in the United States.
Chicago is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications and transportation. You can visit world-class museums, dine at one of many Michelin-star restaurants or catch a show in one of over 200 theaters!
The climate of Chicago is classified as hot-summer humid continental, with all four seasons distinctly represented. Average temperatures in October 17°/10°C.
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O’Hare International Airport, typically referred to as O’Hare Airport, Chicago O’Hare or simply O’Hare, is an international airport located on the far Northwest side of Chicago operated by the Chicago Department of Aviation. O’Hare has non-stop flights to 218 destinations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.
Alternatively, Chicago Midway International Airport is another major commercial airport on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois, located eight miles (13 km) from the Loop.
Getting to and from O'Hare International Airport by taxi is both easy and convenient.
There are Taxi Stands at the lower level curb front (outside of Baggage Claim) at each terminal. Taxi service is available to Chicago and suburban destinations. Please make sure to use the designated Taxi Stands to ensure you have a licensed driver. For your protection, do not accept rides from drivers outside the Taxi Stand or on the departure level (second level) of the terminal roadways. All taxis should have a working meter to calculate the fare based on time and mileage.
Fares are based on traffic conditions, but an average fare from O'Hare to downtown Chicago is $30-40
For wheelchair accessible vehicles, please call 1-855-WAV-1010
Shared ride service is available to those who wish to share a ride and pay a flat rate to certain destinations if multiple parties are available for the trip. Shared ride fares from O'Hare include:
Downtown ($24 per person)
McCormick Place ($24 per person)
Midway International Airport ($37 per person)
Going to O'Hare
If you are taking a taxi to O'Hare from Chicago and are not located in an area where taxis are readily available, the list of taxi companies and phone numbers below may be useful to schedule a pick up. https://www.negup.com/taxi-directory/us/city/chicago/
For suburban pick up, contact your local cab company.
CTA Blue Line
The CTA offers both train and bus service throughout the city of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. The trains in Chicago are known as the “L” and the Blue Line Trains are the easiest and most affordable way to get to O’Hare via public transit.
The Blue Line offers 24 hour service with more frequent service during weekday morning and evening rush hours. You can also connect to most other CTA lines through the Blue Line. With regularly scheduled arriving and departing trains, you will experience minimal wait times.
To see the most up-to-date schedule and timetable, visit the CTA website here.
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