CHICAGO MIDWAY AIRPORT (MDW)
|Chicago Midway Airport (8 miles southwest of downtown Chicago) is served by the following ground transportation options:
A - metro train
B - local bus
C - shared ride van
D - taxi
E - limousine
F - rental car
The airport terminal has three concourses, A-C. Concourse A handles any international flights.
|Terminal passenger links
Moving walkways assist when travelling to the concourses.
|A: Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) “L” Train Services
The Chicago Transit Authority's Orange Line provides a service between Chicago Midway Airport and downtown Chicago - approximately 30 minutes. Trains run roughly from 4am to 1am. The CTA station is located beside the airport. The Orange line is particularly handy for hotels in the downtown ‘Loop’ area.
Chicago’s ‘L’ train & bus transit system operates on fare cards. Look out for large blue machines located within the subway stations. These cards are rechargeable - put as much money as you want into the machine and that value transfers on to the card. @ Summer 2009 fares:
- 1 ride on the 'L', $2.25.
- a transfer within 2 hours costs an extra 25 cents.
- another transfer within this 2 hour limit is free.
Alternatively you can buy a visitor pass. @ Summer 2009:
- 1 day, $5.75.
- 3 days, $14.
- 7days, $23.
These activate on first use. Passes allow unlimited rides for the specified time – the expiration time and date will be printed on the back of the card. Buy at Currency Exchanges, select Jewel and Dominick's, and in the CTA store
|B: Pace Suburban Buses
Pace Buses pickup at the Chicago Transit Authority Midway Station and serve the south and southwest Chicago destinations.
@ Summer 2009 fares are:
- regular, $1.75.
- transfer, 25 cents.
|C1: Continental Airport Express Shuttle
Continental Airport Express shuttles leave Chicago Midway Airport every fifteen minutes and provide flat rate door-to-door service to/from downtown hotels. Ticket counter and loading zone is located at door 3, lower level across from the baggage claim.
@ Summer 2009 fares:
- 1 person, $28.
- 2 persons, $20 each.
- 3 persons or more, $15 each.
The last bus leaves O’Hare at 10.30pm.
Continental Airport Express also offers shuttles to northern suburban locations - reservation required.
|C2: Shared Ride Vans
Door-to-door vans are available, providing service between the airport and various locations, including Chicago hotels and a transfer to O'Hare Airport - all terminals from the curbfront outside baggage claim.
|C3: Hotel Shuttles
Courtesy vans are operated by various hotels and motels in and around the airport area.
Taxis are available from the curbfront outside baggage claim. Taxis run on meters, and the average cost (@Summer 2009) is approximately $35-$40 for a ride to downtown Chicago. Expect to pay a lot more during Chicago's rush hours.
Limousines are available for Chicago and the suburbs.
|F: Rental Cars
Rental car agencies are located in the terminal building. Rental cars can be picked up and dropped off on the second level of the parking garage.
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