Travel

GETTING TO CHICAGO

Situated squarely in the center of the country, Chicago is easy to travel to from virtually everywhere. Thanks to thousands of flight options at two international airports, six class-one railroads, a vast network of major highways and a wide variety of airlines, it is one of the most cost-competitive and convenient cities for domestic and international travel.

 

GETTING HERE BY PLANE

O'Hare International Airport, located 17 miles from downtown, is one of the largest airports in the world. It is North America's major international gateway airport, servicing over 67 million passengers to and from over 200 destinations around the globe.

Midway International Airport is located 10 miles from downtown Chicago and offers another convenient travel option for visitors.  It is the nation's premier point-to-point airport, offering value-oriented leisure and business travel to over 60 destinations.

Visit flychicago.com for details on parking, amenities, flight status, terminal maps and more for both O'Hare and Midway airports.

GO Airport Express is the premier shared ride airport shuttle for Chicago’s O'Hare and Midway Airports and Convention Centers. They offer efficient and economical shared ride services, express luxury sedans and limo services as well as a complete line of charter vehicle services. Round-trip fares as low as $42.00 for shared rides.  Approximate Taxi cab fares are $45 for one-way, $90 round-trip.

Visit their ticket counters located in each of the airport’s baggage claim areas. Shuttles depart from O'Hare and Midway Airports every 10-15 minutes for Downtown Chicago Hotels.

Reserve your Go Airport Express shuttle service HERE.

Elite Athletes please contact info@chicago.triathlon.org for shuttle service.

 

GETTING HERE BY CAR

With its central geographic location and status as a hub for major interstates, Chicago is convenient to drive to from every region in the country. In fact, more than 20 million people live within a three-hour drive of the city.

Average Drive Times to Chicago
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).  

 

GETTING HERE AND PARKING

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Once purchased, parking is 100% guaranteed even if the location otherwise fills up. Simply present your purchase confirmation at the selected location, and this serves as your payment with no additional payments or fees ever. Parking availability is very limited, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase parking passes in advance, if driving.

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GETTING HERE BY BUS

Greyhound Lines, Inc. is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,800 destinations with 13,000 daily departures across North America. Greyhound has five metro-Chicago locations, including two 24-hour stations and 20 express routes to major US cities.

Megabus.com is the first, low-cost, express bus service to offer city-to-city travel for as low as $1 via the Internet. Since launching in April 2006, megabus.com has served more than 22 million customers throughout more than 120 cities across North America.

 

GETTING HERE BY TRAIN

Amtrak serves Chicago with about 50 trains arriving and departing daily. With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, the national rail operator Amtrak offers more than 300 trains each day—at high speeds up to 150 mph—to more than 500 destinations.

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.