|Young Adult (17-21)||US$||$100|
Chicago is served by two International airports:
The CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) takes you directly downtown by train (light rail).
From either train line, a taxi ride from your downtown exit will be about $6 or $7.
Fixed-price shuttle services that will take you directly to the hotel via Airport Express.
Taxi fare can work out more cheaply if you are able to go as a shared ride.
|Cost and Time Comparison|
|O'Hare to Downtown||Midway to Downtown|
|CTA trains||$2.25 or less*||45 min||$2.25 or less*||25 min|
|Taxi||around $40||25-90 min||around $25||15-40 min|
|Shuttle Van||over $25||25-90 min||over $15||15-40 min|
|*CTA fares can be less than the $2.25 if a multi-day passes is purchased. Passes be obtained at the airports. Details are on the CTA web page.|
To find a closer estimate of cab fares from the airport to the hotel, as well as from other points of entry, this taxi fare finder will give you routes, estimated fares, and telephone numbers of the taxi companies.
Chicago is accessible via several major interstates and highways: I-90, I-94, I-55, I-290, I-294.
Parking in the hotel for Chicon members is half their usual rate. At the moment, it will be $26 a day. We are looking into less expensive options. Please watch this space for updates.
Motor homes/RVs can park at McCormick Place Marshaling Yard, 3050 S. Moe St., Chicago, IL 60616, (312) 808‑3161. Current rates: $30 per night - in/out privileges
|Average Distance and Driving Time|
|Cincinnati||300 miles||5 hours|
|Cleveland||350 miles||6 hours|
|Detroit||285 miles||5 hours|
|Indianapolis||180 miles||3 hours|
|Kansas City||530 miles||9 hours|
|Milwaukee||95 miles||2 hours|
|Minneapolis||410 miles||7 hours|
|Pittsburgh||460 miles||8 hours|
|Quad Cities||170 miles||3 hours|
|St. Louis||295 miles||5 hours|
|Toronto||500 miles||9 hours|
Amtrak trains will take you to Union Station, about 1½ miles from the hotel. The #20, #121, and #151 buses will take you to within a couple blocks of the hotel. The fare is $2.25 and for buses, exact change is needed.
Greyhound departs from many points across the country.
Megabus departs from a number of Midwestern cities.