Taxis: Taxis are plentiful and easy to hail downtown, at the airports and throughout many Chicago neighborhoods. Credit cards are accepted in all taxi cabs by city mandate. It is standard to tip the driver about 15-20% of the fare, plus $1-2 per bag, if the driver helps you with luggage.
Sample taxi fare between downtown and O'Hare Airport is $40-50, and between Midway Airport is $30-35 (tip not included).
Use this helpful Taxi Fare Finder tool to estimate the cost of your taxi ride.
Uber/Lyft: You may use Uber or Lyft to pick up/drop off at both airports. At O'Hare Airport, drivers will make domestic pick-ups on the departures level at Terminals 1, 2, and 3, while all international pick-ups will be available on the arrivals level. At Midway Airport, drivers will make pick-ups on the departures level at the designated area. There will be signs for 'rideshare'.
Rides from O'Hare Airport to downtown via Uber start at $50 and $33 via Lyft. Rides from Midway Airport to downtown via Uber start at $22 and $45 via Lyft.
GO Airport Express: Book a discounted shuttle to/from your hotel with GO Airport Express. By booking with this link, you will receive 10% off regular prices.
"L": The Chicago "L" (short for "elevated") is the rapid transit system serving the city of Chicago. You can take the "L" to/from O'Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport via these lines:
- Blue Line: The CTA Blue Line provides 24-hour rapid transit train service between O'Hare International Airport and downtown Chicago. Most official NAR hotels are located near the Clark/Lake stop.
- Orange Line: The Orange Line provides rapid transit train service between Midway International Airport and downtown Chicago. Most official NAR hotels are located near the Clark/Lake stop.