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Transportation to Chicago Airport from the City Center

Chicago Rockford Airport

Chicago Rockford International Airport is located in Winnebago County, 137 km northwest of Chicago. The airport serves Chicago as well as Rockford and the surrounding areas. The airport is served by three low-cost airlines, Allegiant Air, Apple Vacations, and Elite Airways. The airport is accessible by taxi, bus, and rental car. The airport also features free parking with a capacity of over 1,750 vehicles.

Taxi

Taxis are the most convenient transportation alternative to get to Chicago Rockford International Airport. Taxis fares are calculated based on the kilometers traveled. Taxi companies that you can choose from include Action Taxi, Speedee Taxi and Jack’s Transportation Taxi.

Bus

Another method of transportation to get to Chicago Rockford International Airport from the city center is by bus. Buses are a more affordable option compared to taxis. The Rockford Mass Transit District buses provide transportation to the airport.

Rental Car

Renting a car is one of the most comfortable ways to get to the airport. There are various rental car companies located in the city center. You can rent a car in the city center and return it at the airport. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Avis, Hertz, National, Alamo and Enterprise.

Limousine

There are limousine services that provide door-to-door transportation from the city center to the airport, and vice versa. You have to book this service in advance. Limousine companies that you can choose from include Fantasy, D&E, A Touch, AAA Quality, Black Cadillac, Chicago Limo, Classic Limousine, Park Avenue, Party Transit, Stretch and Y Drive.

Airport Information

Located 137 km from downtown Chicago, Chicago Rockford International Airport is served by three low-cost airlines that operate domestic and international flights. The airport consists of one terminal, which features health services, rental car offices, a lost and found, and more. In addition, the SkyView Café Bar is available to serve passengers’ pre-flight and post-flight needs. There are also various hotels located around the airport.  

Last Updated: May 02, 2016

Gary International Airport

Gary/Chicago International Airport is located in Lake County, Indiana, 40 km from Chicago’s city center. Currently the airport only operates charter air services and cargo services however commercial service should be available in the future. The airport is accessible by train, bus, taxi, rental car, and personal car.

Taxi

One of the fastest and most comfortable methods of transportation to get to Gary/Chicago International Airport is by taxi. Taxi fares are calculated based on the kilometers traveled. Taxi companies that you can choose from include All Around Town Taxi and Classic Taxi.

Bus

Another way to get to the airport is by bus. Buses are a more affordable transportation alternative compared to taxis. You can use the Gary Public Transportation Corporation buses. For more information on bus lines and routes visit Gary/Chicago International Airport’s website.

Train

Taking the train to Gary/Chicago International Airport is another convenient transportation alternative. The South Shore Railroad provides transportation between downtown Chicago and the airport.

Rental Car

Renting a car is another method of transportation you can consider to get to Gary/Chicago International Airport. There are various rental car offices located in the city. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Enterprise and Hertz.

Airport Information

Gary/Chicago International Airport is located in Lake County Indiana, 40 km from downtown Chicago. The airport contains one terminal and currently only serves charter flights and cargo air services. The airport contains health services, rental car offices, a lost and found, and various eating and drinking venues. There are shopping areas nearby.

Last Updated: May 02, 2016

Midway Airport

Chicago Midway International Airport is located 13 km from the city center. The airport is dominated by Southwest Airlines but also serves other airlines as well. The airport is accessible by personal car, rental car, taxi, bus, and train.  

Taxi

The fastest and most comfortable transportation alternative to get to Midway International Airport from the city center is by taxi. Taxi fares are calculated based on the kilometers traveled.  

Bus

Another method of transportation you can use to get to Midway International Airport is by bus. Buses are more affordable than taxis and provide access to the main terminal building. Pace Buses provide transportation between the city center and the airport, running along 7 different routes. The route you need to take will depend on your location in the city. You can get more information on each bus route by visiting Midway International Airport’s website.  

Train

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Orange Line train provides transportation between downtown Chicago and Midway International Airport. For more information regarding this train line you can visit CTA’s website or Midway International Airport’s website. During off hours CTA buses are available.

Rental Car

There are various rental car companies that have offices in the city. Renting a car in the city and driving to Midway International Airport is a convenient way to get to the airport. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thrifty and Rent A Wreck. If you are traveling between multiple places make sure to specify your vehicle pick up and drop off location when making a reservation.

Airport Information

Midway International Airport contains one terminal building which is equipped with a lost and found, banking services, Wi-Fi access, charging stations, a business center, and more. Midway International Airport also features an Art and Exhibits Program that hosts various special events and exhibits to enhance the time passengers spend at the airport.

The airport also contains stores where you can go shopping, such as Aeromart, Chicago Treasures, Discover Chicago, George’s Music Room, House of Blues, Hudson Booksellers, Hudson News, Kids Works, Life is Good, Marketwalk Chicago, Relay, Spirit of the Red Horse and Viva’s Hallmark. Midway International Airport offers passengers a wide range of eating and drinking venues to satisfy every palate, including Ben & Jerry’s, Get Snacked, McDonalds, Miller’s Pub, Red Mango, Manny’s Deli, and Tuscany.

Last Updated: May 02, 2016

O'hare Intl Airport

Located 27 km from the city center, O’Hare International Airport is accessible by taxi, bus, metra, rental car, and personal car. The airport contains indoor and outdoor parking lots that feature short-term and long-term parking options. O’Hare International Airport is the main international airport serving the city and it is among one of the busiest airports in the world. 

Metra

Chicago’s Metra is a commuter railroad operating throughout the city. You can board the Metra from various parts of the city and take it to O’Hare International Airport. The Metra operates every day of the week, running more frequently during peak hours in the morning and evening and less frequently in the middle of the day. The North Central Service runs through the O’Hare Transfer station. From there you can take a shuttle bus to connect to the Airport Transit System.

Taxi

One of the fastest and most comfortable methods of transportation to get to O’Hare International Airport is by taxi. Taxis are accessible from every part of the city. Taxi fares are calculated based on the kilometers traveled and are an affordable option. You can find out more about specific taxi companies and their contact information by visiting the airport’s website.

Bus

Pace Buses offer direct transportation from various parts of the city and O’Hare International Airport. Regional buses are another way to get to O’Hare International Airport. Regional buses are a more affordable option compared to taxis and are accessible from various bus stops in the city. Regional buses that you can choose from include Act II, Coach USA, Express Air Coach, Illini Shuttle, and PCC.

Rental Car

Renting a car from the city center is another convenient method of transportation to get to the airport. There are various rental car companies located in the city center that also have offices located in the airport. You can return your vehicle at the airport rental car return areas before your departure. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Ace, Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Firefly, Hertz, National, Payless and Thrifty. If you are traveling between multiple places make sure to specify your vehicle pick up and drop off location.

Bike

The city of Chicago is one of the most bike friendly cities in the United States. The city currently has over 321 km of protected bike lanes. Chicago actually aims to be the most bike friendly city by 2020 by increasing that area to over 1,000 km of protected bikeways. Therefore, O’Hare International Airport is accessible by bus either via the CTA Blue Line or the Airport Transit System. For more information about how to access the airport terminals by bike please visit O’Hare International Airport’s website.

Airport Information

O’Hare International Airport contains a total of 4 terminal buildings that operate international and domestic flights. O’Hare International Airport covers an expansive area. All international flights operate out of Terminal 5, which is located separately from the other terminals. There is a tunnel to facilitate easy access between Terminal 5 and Terminal 1, 2, and 3. There is also a rail system that provides inter-terminal transportation.  

Terminal 1 operates mainly United Airlines and United Express flights, Terminal 2 operates Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, and Delta Connection flights and Terminal 3 operates American Airlines, Air Berlin, Iberia, and Japan Airlines flights. The airport terminals contain health services, rental car offices, banks, lost and found areas, wireless internet, charging stations, as well as a chapel.

O’Hare International Airport also contains a hotel within its structure. The Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel is equipped with a fitness center, gym, restaurant, market, conference hall, and many other similar services. O’Hare International Airport offers a rich variety of services to passengers, from yoga rooms, to a health club, and walkways. In addition to all this, the airport contains clothing stores where you can go shopping, eating and drinking venues, markets, and more. O’Hare International Airport features services geared towards meeting passengers’ every need.

Last Updated: May 22, 2017

Transportation to Boston City Center from Airport

Logan Intl Airport

The city of Boston is renowned for being home to Harvard University, the University of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and world famous health care institutions. The city hosts thousands of patients, researchers, and students from all over the world. The only international airport in the city is the General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, also referred to as Logan International Airport. Logan International Airport is located 5.6 km from the city center, which you can get to by ferry as a transportation alternative.

Airport Buses

The Silver Line 1 bus service departs from the ground floor and runs every 8 minutes. This bus provides transportation to the city center in about 20 minutes. The SL1 bus provides transportation to the South Station, located in the city. You can transfer to the Red Line metro from this station. This station is also a 5-10 minutes walking distance to many museums and the Boston Public Garden and Theater District. Other buses that provide transportation to the city include buses 459 and 449. These buses depart from Terminal C and provide transportation to the Summer St. stop, which is about 10 minutes away from the city center.   

Rail

Although the airport isn’t directly served by rail there is an Airport Station along the Blue Line. You can get to this station via the airport shuttle services. The metro from the Airport Station to State Street Station, which is located below The Old State House, takes 20 minutes. In addition, by taking the SL1 line to the last stop on the bus 171 route you can connect to the Red Line. This metro line provides transportation to Harvard University, Harvard Museum of Natural History, and Cambridge.

Ferry

Another transportation alternative to get to the city center is by ferry via the Logan Dock. The Massport Route 66 provide shuttle services between the dock and airport terminals. If you would like to walk to the dock, it is 10 minutes from the airport on foot. You can get to Long Wharf dock in the city center by ferry in 18 minutes. During the day the ferry runs every 40 minutes to 1 hour. The fare for the ferry is more affordable than other transportation alternatives.  

Taxi

Taxis from the airport provide transportation to the city via the tunnel that passes under the Boston Canal. Taxis are readily available at the terminal exit. Since the airport is located close to the city center the taxi fare is reasonable. This fare is higher if you are going to Harvard University.  

Rental Car

Renting a car at Logan Airport is a convenient way to get to the city center. You can rent a car from the Rental Car Center. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Alamo, Avis, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty. Once you leave the airport you will go through the tunnel that passes under the Boston Canal, then you can get to the city center via Congress Street and Congress Bridge. If you use the tunnel that is located more to the west then you will exit at Haymarket Square. You can get to the city center from this square by connecting to Merrimac St. It takes about 10 minutes to get to the city center from Logan airport by car, using both tunnels. 

Last Updated: November 29, 2016
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