Chicago O’Hare Airport

General information

Chicago O’Hare Airport is the sixth airport in the world based on the number of passengers; in 2017, 78 million passengers used the airport. The airport has four terminals and eight runways.


Where is Chicago O’Hare Airport situated?

Chicago O’Hare Airport is located northwest of the city of Chicago, in the state of Illinois.

How many terminals has Chicago O’Hare Airport?

Chicago O’Hare has four terminals. T1 (Concourse B, C), T2 (Concourse E, F) and T3 (Concourse G, H, K, L) are mainly used for domestic flights, T5 (Concourse M) is used for all inbound international flights.

Does Chicago O’Hare Airport have an Automated People Mover (APM)?

Yes, the airport has an Automated People Mover, which is called the Airport Transit System (ATS). However, the system is closed for modernisation and is scheduled to open Fall 2019. Once the ATS is opened, the system will connect all terminals (1, 2, 3 and 5) with parking places E, H, G and F, with the Multi-Modal facility and the Metra Station.

Airport Map



The distance from Chicago O’Hare Airport to the centre of Chicago is 27 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of Chicago.

From ORD Airport to Chicago City centre by Car
27 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Chicago O’Hare Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Chicago O’Hare Airport you can travel by bus and metro. Visit the Chicago O’Hare Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Chicago O’Hare Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Chicago O’Hare Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Chicago is about $ 55.-. Book your taxi at Chicago O’Hare Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From ORD Airport to Chicago City centre by Taxi
27 km
30 min
$ 55.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Chicago O’Hare 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 O’Hare 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 O’Hare Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Chicago O’Hare Airport.



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 O’Hare Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Chicago O’Hare Airport?

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

  • American Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Spirit Airlines


Hotels near the airport

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

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Chicago O’Hare 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!


Willis Tower Skydeck and The Ledge Experience Ticket

Treat yourself to an exhilarating view over the whole of Chicago from the top of the Willis Tower. Ride 103 floors to the Skydeck and step out onto The Ledge, a glass-paneled box with vertical views to the ground below.


Chicago River Architecture Cruise: Skip-the-Ticket-Office

Cruise along the Chicago River on a 75-minute tour, and discover hidden architectural gems among the city’s renowned landmarks. Led by a docent providing live narration, the tour passes more than 40 structures, and sails under historic bridges.

Tour & transport

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.


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