How much does it cost to get from Chicago Airport to downtown?
The Blue Line 'L' train will take you from O'Hare to downtown in about 45 minutes for about $5.00. You can get the Blue Line from Terminals 1, 2, and 3 easily by just following the signs posted at the airport that say “CTA Trains” or “Trains to the City.”
Which Chicago airport is closer to downtown?
Which Airport is Closer to Downtown Chicago? The closest airport to Downtown Chicago is Midway International. Even though O'Hare is farther away with all forms of transportation, Signature Transportation Group is here to help. If you can't change your airport, you can always change your means of transportation.
Is it safe to take the train from Midway Airport to downtown Chicago?
It's safe and easy. Just follow Dave's instructions to transfer from the Orange to the Red Line.
Blue Line 'L'
The CTA Blue Line provides 24-hour rapid transit train service between Chicago-O'Hare International Airport(Opens in a new window) and the Forest Park terminal, via downtown Chicago.
Since Midway is closer to downtown, it will be quicker to reach downtown than from O'Hare and it also has public transportation options. Taking the Orange Line on the “L” train is simple as there is a station directly serving Midway Airport.
There are a number of stations you can get off at downtown, but the closest Blue Line station to Millennium Park is the Washington station. If you're looking to transfer trains or explore more of the Loop, the Clark/Lake station is a good one to hop off at.
No, there is no direct bus from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) station to O'Hare. However, there are services departing from Midway Orange Line Station and arriving at River Rd & River St via Archer/72nd Ct. and Rosemont CTA Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 17m.
The Orange line will take you to the Chicago Midway Airport and the Blue line will get you to O'Hare Airport. A full fare ticket costs $2.25 and you pay by swiping your card or ticket at the turnstile before you reach the boarding platform.