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Getting to the City Center from 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. You can get to the city center from the airport by personal car, rental car, taxi, bus, and train. 

Taxi

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

Bus

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

Train

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

Rental Car

There are various rental car companies located at the airport. Renting a car at Midway International Airport is a convenient way to get to the city. 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.

Last Updated: May 02, 2016
Getting to Midway Airport from the City Center

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
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