Transfer to/from - Chicago O'Hare airport (ORD)

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Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Chicago O'Hare airport (ORD)


COVID-19 - Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, services and schedules of the different transportation options may be subject to change as well as the limit of available capacity could be reduced. In turn, due to the changing situation, some services may even be temporarily canceled.
Chicago O'Hare airport (ORD)

Ride-sharing - Uber Black and Uber Taxi pick passengers up on the upper level of the waiting area of Terminal 2, between gates 2A and 2D, and the lower level of the waiting area of Terminal 5, door 5C.

Bus - Different public services are available to the city, departing from the station located in car park E, accessed through the ATS train. There are also regional buses that leave from level 1 of the main parking lot.
On the other hand, Go Airport Express (Tel +1 888 284 3826) provides door-to-door services to and from the airport and most city and suburban neighbourhoods, leaving every 10-15 minutes from outside the baggage reclaim area of each terminal.

Train - CTA's Blue Line (Tel +1 312 836 7000) offers 24-hour services from the station situated on the lower level of the garage, with a fare of USD5.00. It runs to Forest Park through downtown Chicago (journey time: 45 minutes). Stops include Rosemont, Cumberland, Harlem, Jefferson Park, Montrose, Irving Park, Addison, Belmont, Logan Square, Damen, Monroe, Racine, Pulaski, Cicero, Austin and Oak Park.
From the transfer station, adjacent to parking lot E, you can board trains from Metra North Central (Tel +1 312 322 6777) to Union Station (35 min.; USD6.25) and the central-northern suburbs, such as Rosemont, Vernon Hills, Mundelien, Round Lake Beach and Antioch.

Taxi - Metered cabs on the lower level of every terminal, outside the baggage recollection area. Fares to downtown Chicago are around USD30.00-40.00 and the trip takes 30-45 minutes. There are also shared services with a fixed fare of USD24.00. Available operators are: American United Cab (Tel +1 773 327 6161), Blue Ribbon (Tel +1 773 508 9100), Checker Taxi (Tel +1 312 243 2537), Chicago Carriage Cab (Tel +1 312 326 2221), Choice Taxi (Tel +1 773 338 9503), 5 Star Taxi (Tel +1 773 866 9933), Flash Cab (Tel +1 773 561 1444), Globe Taxi (Tel +1 773 725 6500), Gold Coast Taxi (Tel +1 773 271 0163), King Drive Cab (Tel +1 773 488 8000), KOAM Taxi (Tel +1 773 973 3535), Royal 3 CCC Chicago Taxi (Tel +1 312 326 2221), Service Taxi (Tel +1 773 262 2211), Sun Taxi (Tel +1 773 736 3883), 24 Seven Taxi (Tel +1 773 878 8294), Yellow Cab (Tel +1 773 907 0020).


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Public buses:

Pace Bus (Tel +1 847 364 7223) - Fares: USD2.25.
250 - To Des Plains Metra Station and downtown Evanston, stopping at Davis Street, Skokie Swift, Notre Dame and Main East High Schools and the Lutheran General Hospital.
330 - Operates Mondays through Saturdays and runs to Summit, La Grange Road, Quarry Shopping Center and Countryside Plaza.

Regional buses:

Act II Transportation (Tel +1 800 769 8891) - Travels between both Chicago airports and Quad Cities.
Coach USA/Van Galder (Tel +1 800 747 0994) - To Midway airport, Janesville, Madison, South Beloit and Rockford.
Coach USA/Wisconsin Coach Line (Tel +1 877 324 7767) - Headed for Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee and Brookfield/Waukesha.
Express Air Coach (Tel +1 765 743 3120) - West Lafayette, Champaign/Urbana, Quad Cities.
Peoria Charter Coach (Tel +1 800 448 0572) - To Peoria, Normal, Bloomington airport, Macomb, Champaign, Midway airport and Union Station.
Reindeer Shuttle (Tel +1 765 637 5124) - Chicago, Purdue University, Indianapolis.

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Latest updates: February 27, 2020

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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