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Airport to Hotel Transportation

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Chicago is served by two main airports: O’Hare International, 17 miles northwest of downtown, and Midway, 10 miles from downtown. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) provides easy and convenient service from both O’Hare and Midway Airports to downtown Chicago.  

From O’Hare via the Blue Line

The CTA Blue Line provides service directly to and from O’Hare Airport. The fully-accessible CTA-O’Hare station is situated in the lower level concourse.  If you are coming from flights arriving at Terminals 1, 2 or 3, follow signs in the airport to "CTA Trains" or "Trains to City." These will lead you to the train station. If you are coming from international flights that land in Terminal 5, follow signs to the Airport Transit System (ATS). Ride the next train to Terminal 2 and exit the train at the station.  Take the elevator to the basement, following signs to the CTA station. 
 
Blue Line trains run 24 hours a day, seven days a week; all trains leaving the O’Hare station go through downtown. Trains run approximately every five to ten minutes, and less frequently during overnight hours. The normal travel time on the Blue Line from O'Hare to downtown is 40-45 minutes.

Deboard the Blue Line train at the Washington station in downtown Chicago. Transfer to the underground Red Line- Lake station, via the underground Pedway connector. This is a free transfer directly across the concourse area. Board the southbound train, towards 95th/Dan Ryan, and take it three stops to Harrison, where you will deboard and exit to the street above. On the street level, walk south on State St. one block towards Balbo Ave. Turn left (east) on Balbo Ave. and walk to Michigan Ave. Turn right on Michigan Ave and walk to the Hilton Chicago. The Hilton Chicago is at 720 S. Michigan Ave. between 8th St. and Balbo Ave.

From Midway via the Orange Line

The CTA Orange Line provides service directly to and from Midway Airport. The fully-accessible Midway station is immediately adjacent to the airport terminal building, and connected by an enclosed walkway. From your terminal, follow the signs for a short walk to “CTA Trains” or “Trains to City” from the airport. An orange line painted on the ground will guide you there.

The elevated Orange Line runs from Midway to the Loop from 4 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Friday and 4:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Trains run approximately every ten to fifteen minutes, and less frequently during overnight hours. The normal travel time on the Orange Line from Midway to downtown is 20-25 minutes.

Deboard the train at the Roosevelt Station. On the street level, walk east on Roosevelt Rd. towards Wabash Ave. Turn left on Michigan Ave. and walk just over three blocks to the Hilton Chicago. The Hilton Chicago is at 720 S. Michigan Ave. between 8th St. and Balbo Ave.

Hotel to Airport Transportation

The CTA provides easy and convenient service from downtown Chicago to both O’Hare and Midway Airports. If traveling to O’Hare, board the Red Line train towards Howard at Harrison Station. The entrances to Harrison are on State St., just off the corner of State St. and Harrison St. Take the train north to the Lake Station. At Lake, make a free transfer to the Blue Line Washington Station via the underground Pedway connector. Take the Blue Line north toward O’Hare.

Blue Line trains run 24 hours a day, seven days a week; O’Hare station is the north terminal of the Blue Line. Trains run approximately every five to ten minutes, and less frequently during overnight hours. The normal travel time on the Blue Line from O'Hare to downtown is 40-45 minutes. CTA Blue Line service runs directly into O’Hare Airport. The O’Hare station is situated in the lower level concourse, where passengers can connect to Terminals 1, 2, or 3, or Terminal 5 via Airport Transit System.

If traveling to Midway, board the Orange Line train towards Midway at Roosevelt Station. The entrances to Roosevelt are elevated on Roosevelt Rd., just off the corner of Roosevelt Rd. and State St.

The Orange Line runs from the Loop to Midway from 4:20 a.m. to 1:25 a.m. Monday through Friday, 4:50 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, and 4:55 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Sunday. The normal travel time on the Orange Line from Midway to downtown is 20-25 minutes. The Orange Line provides service directly to Midway Airport. The fully-accessible Midway station is right next to the airport terminal building, and connected by an enclosed walkway. Direction signs point the way to the main terminal.

 

GO Airport Express

GO Airport Express offers airport shuttle services between Chicago area locations and O'Hare and Midway Airports. Efficient, safe, and economical airport shuttles depart from O'Hare and Midway Airports every 15 minutes for Chicago downtown and many suburban locations. Ground transportation is arranged by making a reservation.  Please Click Here to make your airport shuttle reservation/s, or call 1-800-284-3826 and use your 10% discount code: ”APTA2013”

  

Amtrak to Hotel Transportation

If you are arriving by Amtrak, your destination will be Chicago’s Union Station, the hub of Amtrak’s Midwest and long-distance routes, and the nation’s third-busiest station. Union Station is located at the corner of Canal Street and Jackson Boulevard. From Union Station you can easily transfer to CTA buses, and subway and elevated trains are within easy walking distance.

Depending on the time of your arrival, multiple bus routes can take you to your destination of the Hilton Chicago, including the 1, J14, 7, 28, 126, and 132. Please visit the CTA bus system guide for more detailed route information including bus stops and route service hours. 
 

Accessible Transportation

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All CTA buses are accessible to customers with disabilities. The majority of CTA's train stations have elevators or ramps to provide access for customers with disabilities. All of CTA’s trains include accessible rail cars. Lists of accessible stations are available in CTA route guides, CTA maps, or online at www.transitchicago.com.

All 11 train lines in the Metra - the regional commuter rail agency’s – system are also fully accessible. Train service for customers with disabilities spans all six counties in metropolitan Chicago. Most stations are also fully accessible or have partial ADA accessibility (customers who use wheelchairs at partially accessible stations will still be able to access train platforms from the street).

In addition, Pace Suburban Bus is also entirely accessible to people with disabilities.

 

For more information on taxis and other transportation from the airports, please click here:

Public Transit and Ground Transportation Information


For more information on planning your trip, please click here:
CTA Trip Planner: http://www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/trip_planner.aspx
CTA Bus Tracker: http://ctabustracker.com/bustime/home.jsp
CTA Train Tracker: http://www.transitchicago.com/traintracker/default.aspx

 


 

 

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