How to get from O'Hare Airport to the downtown of Chicago

 Chicago,  United States

Public transportation from Chicago airport

If you're looking to get from OHare Airport to the city center of Chicago, you have a few different public transportation options available to you. We'll walk you through each of them so that you can make the best decision for your needs.

The first option is to take the CTA Blue Line train. The Blue Line runs directly from OHare Airport to downtown Chicago, and it's a pretty quick ride. However, keep in mind that the trains can get pretty crowded during peak hours. If you're looking to avoid crowds, you might want to consider another option.

Another option is to take the CTA bus. The bus system in Chicago is very reliable, and there are a few different routes that run from OHare Airport to downtown. The downside of taking the bus is that it can take a bit longer than the train, depending on traffic.

If you're looking for a more affordable option, you can always take the Pace bus. The Pace bus is a bit slower than the CTA bus, but it's also much cheaper. Keep in mind that the Pace bus doesn't run as often as the CTA, so you'll need to plan your trip accordingly.

Day route from airport:

330 Blue Line Estimated duration is 1 hour 22 mins.
330 3 stops to Rosemont CTA Station ( 3 mins - 1.1 mi )
Blue Line 16 stops to Washington ( 37 mins - 14.8 mi )

This route will take you to Cloud Gate in Chicago city center during day operation times.

Night route from airport:

Blue Line Estimated duration is 55 mins.
Blue Line 17 stops to Washington ( 41 mins - 17.5 mi )

This route will take you to Cloud Gate in Chicago city center during night.

Airport Transfers from O'Hare International Airport

ORD Airport overview

O'Hare International Airport, typically referred to as O'Hare Airport, is an international airport located on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois. O'Hare has non-stop flights to 228 destinations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania as of 2018. Designed to be the successor to Chicago's Midway International Airport, nicknamed the "busiest square mile in the world," O'Hare began as an airfield serving a Douglas manufacturing plant for C-54 military transports during World War II. It was named after Edward "Butch" O'Hare, the U.S. Navy's first Medal of Honor recipient during that war. As the first major airport planned after World War II, O'Hare's innovative design pioneered concepts such as concourses, direct highway access to the terminal, jet bridges, and underground refueling systems.O'Hare became famous during the jet age, holding the distinction as the world's busiest airport from 1963 to 1998; today, it is the world's sixth-busiest airport, serving 83 million passengers in 2018.

Airport details

Name O'Hare International Airport
Actual time 04:07
Actual date 2024/06/16