Flights Departing from CHA





CHA - ORD 7:00am 7:53am UA4309
CHA - ORD 3:09pm 4:03pm AA3458
CHA - ORD 5:05pm 6:00pm UA5211

Flights Departing from ORD





ORD - CHA 12:05pm 2:43pm AA3458
ORD - CHA 1:45pm 4:35pm UA4250
ORD - CHA 7:20pm 10:10pm UA4316


Please note that flight numbers and schedules change frequently. Also, the Saturday schedule is lighter than the other days of the week. Passengers need to check with their respective airline for exact operations.



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Do's and Don'ts

  • Don't wait in line to see the Willis Tower, formerly the Sears Tower, now the second tallest building in the U.S. Wait times to get to the 103-floor Skydeck are brutal.
  • Do buy a $40 Fast Pass ticket that will get you to the top in no time. And even if you buy a regular priced ticket ($19), buy it in advance online to save time.
  • Don't only eat Deep-Dish Pizza served at spots like Giordano's or Lou Malnati's. If you think that's all the locals are eating - it's NOT.
  • Do visit Vito & Nick's or Candlelite where they serve some of the best square-cut, thin crust pizza you've ever had. As a matter of fact, Chicago is home to a diverse dining scene.
  • Don't waste your money on Broadway shows. In recent years, Chicago has become the place for big-budget shows to work out their kinks before opening in NYC.
  • Do buy tickets for productions at legendary local thatres like the Goodman, Steppenwolf, and the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Or check out Second City. Chicago is home to fantastic improv comedy.
  • Don't put ketchup on your hot dog. Violating this rule will immediately identify you as a tourist. You might even get a few dirty looks.
  • Do try mustard, sweet pickle relish, tomato slices, raw onions, a dill pickle spear, even celery salt. The outstanding spots to attempt such a feat are Portillo's, Wiener and Still Champion, and Wolfy's.
  • Don't just shop on Michigan Avenue, Chicago's "Magnificent Mile." It's home to a dizzying number of stores, many of which you can find closer to home.
  • Do extend your shopping experience beyond the "Mile." Try Wicker Park and Bucktown, where you'll find independent clothing and jewelry boutiques, antique furniture shops, and specialty gift shops.



Outstanding food, fantastic museums, awesome architecture, and shopping for days. You can find it all in Chicago. With events every weekend, live music and theatre every night, and beautiful parks and gardens beckoning every day, Chicago buzzes with energy and excitement all season. There's a Chicago for everyone, find yours at

Ground Transportation

Trains and Buses


Trains and buses provide convenient transportation to and from the airport, city, and suburbs.


Airport Shuttles


Airport shuttles offer a convenient alternative for traveling to and from O'Hare. Going to O'Hare from the city or suburbs? Trying to reach a hotel from the airport? Take the shuttle. There are several shuttle services available at O'Hare. You'll find them at the Bus/Shuttle Center, which is located on the main level of the parking garage between Elevator Centers 3 and 4.


Go Airport Express


Go Airport Express offers daily, door-to-door service to/from O'Hare and most city and suburban neighborhoods. They begin operations in the early morning hours and depart approximately every 10 to 15 minutes from each terminal. 


Location: Shuttles pick up outside the Baggage Claim area. They use the innermost lane of the lower level roadways for  the Domestic and International Terminals. Advanced notice is strongly urged. To contact Go Airport Express, call 1-888-284-3826 or visit their website.

Taxi Service


Getting to and from O'Hare by taxi is easy and convenient.


Leaving O'Hare


There are Taxi Stands at the lower-level curb front (outside of Baggage Claim) at each terminal. Service is available to the City and suburban destinations. Make sure to use the designated Taxi Stands to ensure you have a licensed driver. For your protection, do not accept rides from drivers outside the cab stand or on the departure level (second level) of the terminal roadways. All taxis should have a working meter to calculate the fare based on time and mileage.


  • Fares are based on traffic conditions. An average fare from O'Hare to downtown Chicago is $30-40.
  • For current fare information, check the City of Chicago taxi passenger information website
  • For wheelchair accessible vehicles, call: 1.855.WAV.1010

Shared ride service is available. You pay a flat rate to certain destinations if multiple parties are available for the trip. Shared ride fares from O'Hare include:

  • Downtown ($24 per person)
  • McCormick Place ($24 per person)
  • Midway International Airport ($37 per person)


Going to O'Hare


Taking a taxi to O'Hare from the City? This list of taxi companies and phone numbers here will be useful for scheduling a pick up.  For suburban pick up, contact your local cab company.


Rental Cars


There are a variety of options for car rentals. Each rental company offers FREE, 24 hour shuttle service. The shuttles pick up at the Arrival curbfront at the lower level, outside of Baggage Claim. Each terminal has designated areas on the outermost curb front where you board shuttles. For specific information on hours of operation, contact the individual rental car companies servicing O'Hare:

Advantage 800-777-5500
Alamo 800-327-9633
Avis 972-574-4130
Budget Car Rental 800-527-0700
Dollar Rent A Car 866-434-2226
Enterprise 972-586-1100
Hertz 972-453-4759
National 972-615-5400
Payless 800-729-5377
Thrifty Car Rental 972-456-5980

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