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Chicago, IL, USA - Illinois


Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is one of the largest airports in the world and has received major international awards from Business Traveler magazine. It is based just 17 miles/27 km from downtown Chicago and has comprehensive travel connections by bus, train or car. Chicago ORD Airport is also easily linked to Chicago's other airport, Chicago Midway Airport, by shuttle buses and there is a METRA station at the airport for travelers heading to the city center.

Public Transportation
General Information

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) offers fast, direct train service from airports to downtown along convenient bus and train lines to major attractions and provides custom trip planning for groups.
The Metra Commuter Rail also provides convenient train service from the suburbs.


There are thousands of taxi cabs in Chicago. Fares begin at $2.25 and increase $0.20 for each 1/9th of a mile. During warm weather months, you can also board one of Chicago's famous water taxis which run along the Chicago River or lakeshore.

The Walking Secret

Chicago boasts a downtown pedestrian walkway of tunnels and bridges that link 40‑plus blocks in the heart of the city. A convenient way to travel the Central Business District, it is especially nice on rainy or snowy days.

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