The Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) offers many options for ground transportation service to the downtown Chicago area. Travel distance from O’Hare Airport to downtown Chicago is 18 miles with an average drive time of 25 to 90 minutes. Travel time varies significantly due to traffic and current weather conditions. The Chicago O’Hare Airport is located northwest of the downtown area at 10000 Bessie Coleman Dr, Chicago, IL 60666.
Public Transportation From O’Hare Airport to Downtown Chicago
The O’Hare Airport is accessible via mass transit including transportation via regional trains. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) offers train service via the Blue Line from O’Hare Airport to downtown for a cost of $2.25. Travel time is approximately 45 minutes. O’Hare station is accessible from airport terminals 1,2 and 3. Terminal 5 requires travel by the free shuttle train to the O’Hare station.
Shuttle Service From Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD) to Downtown
GO Airport Express provides shuttles service from O’Hare Airport every 10 to 15 minutes from terminals 1,2,3 and 5. Advanced airport shuttle reservations are recommended but not required for transportation from the Chicago Airport to downtown area hotels. The shuttle fare starts from $27 for the first passenger.* Additional airport shuttle discounts are available when traveling with two or more passengers to the same location. Roundtrip shuttle discounts are also available going to and from the O’Hare Airport.
*According to the Go Airport Express website as of 11.7.10
Taxi Service From Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD) to Downtown
Taxi service is available from the ORD Chicago Airport to downtown. The taxi meter rate is approximately $40. Additional charges may apply for any traffic delays. Travel time is approximately 25 to 90 minutes. Flat rates are not offered from the Chicago Airport. Walk-up taxi service is available at the lower level of all terminals. Vehicle condition and quality of service may vary among the competing Chicago taxi companies.
Limousine Service From Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD) to Downtown
Advanced reservations are required for airport limousine service from the ORD Chicago Airport. Most competing Chicago limousine companies advertise airport transfer rates to and from the ORD Airport as a flat rate. The limousine rate to downtown Chicago is approximately $78.
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