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Chicago Midway Airport

General information

Chicago’s second busiest airport is named after Midway, in honor of the Battle of Midway. The airport is a large square block in the southwest of the city, the five runways are situated like a cross through the square. The terminal is located on the eastern side of the airport. Chicago Midway Airport is a base for Southwest Airlines, the low-cost carrier is responsible for 95% of the total number of passengers. Chicago has two major international airports, Chicago O’Hare Airport in the northwest of the city and Chicago Midway Airport in the southwest of the city.

Location

Where is Chicago Midway Airport situated?

Chicago Midway Airport is located southwest of Downtown Chicago (The Loop). The airport is easily accessible by car, the nearest highway is Interstate 55 (I-55).

How many terminals does Chicago Midway Airport have?

The airport has a terminal with three concourses. Concourse A (A1 – A19), Concourse B (B1 – B26) and Concourse C (C1 – C3) are connected by a walkway to the Main Terminal (Check-In & Baggage Claim). Central Market with shops, food and drink options is located between Concourse A and Concourse B.

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Chicago Midway Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in United States.

Airport Distance
Chicago O'Hare Airport 25km

Transportation

Car

The distance from Chicago Midway Airport to the centre of Chicago is 18 kilometres. By car, it takes 20 minutes to get to the centre of Chicago.

From MDW Airport to Chicago City centre by Car
18 km
20 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Chicago Midway Airport by public transport. Visit the Chicago Midway Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Chicago Midway Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Chicago is about $ 40.-. Book your taxi at Chicago Midway Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From MDW Airport to Chicago City centre by Taxi
18 km
20 min
$ 40.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Chicago Midway Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Avis, Budget, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Enterprise, Hertz, National (Enterprise Holdings), Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Chicago Midway Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Chicago Midway Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Chicago Midway Airport.

Services

Flights

Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Chicago Midway Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Chicago Midway Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Chicago Midway Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Southwest Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Allegiant Air
  • Volaris

Accommodations

Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Chicago Midway Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

business

Hyatt Place Chicago Midway Airport, Bedford Park

Just 2 blocks away from Midway International Airport, this hotel offers complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle services and comfortable guest rooms with free WiFi. Complimentary parking is available during the guest's stay.

family

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago-Midway Airport, an IHG Hotel, Bedford Park

A few blocks from Chicago's Midway International Airport, this hotel provides free 24-hour airport shuttle service along with comfortable guestrooms and easy access to the city centre.

budget

Sleep Inn Midway Airport Bedford Park, Chicago

Located just two blocks south of Chicago Midway International Airport, the Sleep Inn Midway Airport provides easy access to all the best Chicago has to offer.

Hotels in Chicago

Looking for the best hotels in Chicago? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

family

Virgin Hotels Chicago, Chicago

Steps away from the iconic shopping, dining and entertainment of Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile, this downtown Chicago boutique hotel puts a spin on modern luxury and comfort, offering 5 on-site restaurants, a rooftop bar and nightclub and...

luxury

Staypineapple, An Iconic Hotel, The Loop, Chicago

Historic Chicago architecture, designed by world renowned architect Daniel Burnham, with mosaic floors and marble ceilings inspire luxury at this hotel in Chicago’s Loop. Shopping on famed Michigan Avenue and Millennium Park are a short walk away.

budget

HI Chicago Hostel, Chicago

Experience the excitement of Chicago from the centre of all the action at this beautiful historic hostel, offering comfortable and contemporary accommodation in the heart of the city centre.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Chicago Midway Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!

Ticket

Chicago: Navy Pier Centennial Wheel Regular & Express Ticket

Soar to heights of nearly 200 feet over Navy Pier, with unparalleled, 360-degree views of Chicago and Lake Michigan. Choose between pre-purchasing a Regular or a Fastpass Express ticket to experience this iconic part of the Chicago skyline.

Activity

Chicago: 1.5-Hour Lake and River Architecture Cruise

Skip the ticket line for Chicago’s only architecture cruise on both Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. Learn about Chicago's internationally-known architecture from expert local guides as you discover the city from riverfront to shoreline.

Tour & transport

Chicago River: 1.5-Hour Guided Architecture Cruise

Experience Chicago’s legendary architecture from the best seat in the house: the river. Enjoy a comprehensive tour with a live fun guide as you navigate through the heart of the city covering all 3 branches of the Chicago River.

Reviews

  3 reviews

Have you visited Chicago Midway Airport lately? So far, 3 airport passengers have written an airport review about Chicago Midway Airport. This airport has an average score of 3 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport reviews

Denise H
1 year ago
★★★★★

Was on a short road trip with a "friend" to Chicago. Unfortunately it was not a pleasant trip. it ended with me in the hospital having been assaulted & left in Chicago. So, I had to find an alternative form of transportation home. The hospital I was at helped me get to Midway Airport. First time traveling from there. Everything from the line at the check-in, to boarding the plane & take off went really quick for how busy they were. Topped off with great service on our smooth flight & landing 20 minutes early made for a really relaxing flight back home to MN. Thank you Delta Airlines & Midway Airport for helping me get back home safely. Definitely 5 stars!

Caity L
1 year ago
★★★☆☆

I haven't been to Midway for multiple years now after moving away in 2017 so I was surprised by all the changes they have made. Claiming baggage was faster than it had ever been (used to take upwards of an hour). I found security to be much more functional that it ever was and with a lot more space. And the gate area had ports for your phones that actually worked and was clean. My only issue really that we had is honestly the fact they got rid of their cheaper options like McDonald's and added upscale places and I am sorry I don't want to pay 20 bucks for a breakfast sandwich. Having different price points for people traveling is so important for customers. I will never understand this choice. So just fair warning for those that may only eat McDonald's while traveling- you won't find one at good old Midway. They are trying to make the place upscale.

John Ward
1 year ago
★☆☆☆☆

This is the worst airport in the world to retrieve your luggage Had to wait almost an hour to get my luggage

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