By Plane

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.

Midway International Airport is located 10 miles from downtown Chicago and offers another convenient travel option for visitors.

By Rental

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

Many major car rental companies have facilities at the O'Hare and Midway Airports. Please visit specific rental company websites for details.

Limousine / chauffeur agencies prefer that all customers reserve cars at least 48 hours in advance although cars can occasionally be ordered with a two-hour notice.

By Car

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).

Parking: Use this fully-interactive parking map to search for parking options in downtown Chicago.

For parking and directions to McCormick Place click here.

By Train

Amtrak serves Chicago with about 50 trains arriving and departing daily.

The South Shore Line services Chicago through Northern Indiana to the South Bend Airport. If you are planning a trip involving a large group like a school function please call for groups rates 219-874-4221 ext. 245 at least one month prior to your date of travel.

By Bus

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates the nation's second largest public transportation system and covers the City of Chicago and 35 surrounding suburbs. For more information and route schedule click here.


Learn more about McCormick Place.