Chicago is serviced by two major airports: O'Hare International Airport
and Midway International Airport. Details on these airports, and ground transportation from them,
can be found at these links. The hotels and conference site are
about 15 miles (24 km) from each airport.
- The most convenient way to get to the hotels from the airports is using a taxi. Taxis are available immediately outside the
baggage claim area. Depending on traffic and fuel surcharges,
a taxi will typically cost about US$ 35-40.
- Airport Express is an independent shuttle bus company that provides shuttle
service to and from the airports.
Rates and additional information can be found at the website.
The current, one-way rate between O'Hare and Downtown Chicago
is US$ 27. The rate goes down if you book for 3 or more people
on the same ride.
- The hotels can also be reached by public transportation, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) The website explains which trains/buses to take. Depending on the time of day, the ride takes about one hour and costs about US$ 2.
Within Chicago, transportation is usually by taxi or through the
CTA bus and rail system. Transit Cards can be purchased and value
can be added to Transit Cards at vending machines located at all
CTA rail stations. Vending machines accept 1, 5, 10 and 20 US$ bills
and most coins (except pennies and half dollars). Credit card cannot
be used to buy transit cards at the station.