Transportation to and from Chicago O’Hare Airport
What is the distance from Chicago O’Hare Airport to the centre of Chicago?
The airport is located approximately 17 miles (27 kilometres) from the centre of Chicago. The journey time to downtown Chicago via the John F. Kennedy Expressway is 30 minutes.
From ORD Airport to Chicago City centre by Car
Metro to Chicago
From the airport 24 hours a day every 10 to 15 minutes a metro from CTA to Forest Park, this is the blue line (L). This subway will take you directly to Chicago city center for $ 5.00 in 40 to 45 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket machines at the metro station, a ticket for a single journey includes two transfers within 120 minutes on the metro and / or bus. The subway in Chicago is better known as the ‘L’. The O’Hare station can be reached via the ground floor of terminals T1, T2 and T3. If you are flying at Chicago O’Hare Airport Terminal 5 and want to take the metro to the city, you must first go to the O’Hare station at Terminal 2 in the ‘automated people mover’. The subway stations in Downtown Chicago ( The Loop) have the names Clark / Lake, Washington, Monroe, Jackson and LaSalle. The train stations Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center Station can be reached quickly if you take the ‘Blue Line’ to Clinton metro station, the journey time is 46 minutes. More info can be found here, website Transit Chicago.
From the airport, there are also several shared airport shuttles available that can take you to downtown Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport or places around the city. These shuttle buses are generally more expensive than the metro and cheaper than a taxi ride. For example, you can use Airport Supersaver or GO Airport Express. You must take into account a price between $ 25 and $ 40 for a single journey. More information can be found here, website Airport Supersaver and website GO Airport Express.
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