Local transport


The Chicago Transit Authority (tel: +1(0)888 968 7282) is located in the car park at Terminals 1, 2 and 3. Trains of the CTA Blue Line depart for the center of Chicago every 8 or 10 minutes, 24 hours a day. The Metra North Central station is located near the long-term parking area, with connections to destinations in Lake County and Cook County.

Car and bus

Chicago O’Hare Airport is located on the I-190. From the center of Chicago, follow the I-90 (Kennedy Expressway), from the north and south of the city, follow the I-294 and from the west of Chicago, follow the I-88 and then the I-294 to get to the I-190. The exit to the airport is clearly indicated.

The bus station is located on the ground floor of the car park near Terminal 5, from where regional buses depart. The shuttle buses from Continental Airport Express (tel: +1(0)773 247 1200) depart from all terminals to the center of Chicago and destinations to the north of the city. Once an hour there is a shuttle bound for Midway Airport.

Car rental - Chicago O'Hare International Airport

The desks of the car rental companies are located at the baggage handling area in Terminals 1, 2, and 3 : Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National. Although they do not have a presence in Terminal 5, there are special telephones to rent a car. You can also book a car in advance at EasyTerra, which offers a comparison of several providers.


There are plenty of taxis outside all the terminals. A taxi ride to the center of Chicago takes 30-45 minutes and costs approximately $40.00, during rush hour, it may cost twice as much!

Airport Parking

At Terminals 1, 2 and 3, there is a large car park. Level 1 is only intended for short-term parking. Rates: first hour $2.00, up 3 hours $4.00, after that $50.00 a day. On all the other levels, the rate is $26.00 a day. At the International Terminal 5, there is also a short-term car park, the first hour is $2.00, and $30.00 a day. The long-term car parks E and G at $13.00 a day are cheaper. For further information about parking facilities (tel: +1(0)773 686 7530).