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Chicago (ORD) Layover

1 Chicago (ORD) Layover

Want to Make The Most of your Chicago layover?  Say hello to the Windy City!


Distance from O’Hare Airport to Downtown Chicago:

  • 17 miles

Approximate travel time:

  •   30 min. in taxi (depending on traffic)
  •   25 min. on CTA Blue Line

Transportation Choices:

Taxi cost approx:

  •   $35 each way

CTA Train cost:

  •    $2.25 each way

The CTA Blue Line provides service directly into O’Hare Airport.

The fully-accessible O’Hare station is situated in the lower level concourse, which connects Airline Terminals 1, 2 and 3, and is conveniently accessed from Terminal 5 by free, frequent airport shuttle trains.

The O’Hare airport also offers a number of passenger lounges including United, UAL/Lufthansa, American, Continental, Northwest World Club, Delta, and Iberia.

If you are looking for the convenience and comfort of a nearby hotel during your layover, your private room is only a quick shuttle ride away. And the best of all: you only pay for the time you stay. Work-out, dine, rest, work, shower, and refresh before the next leg of your journey at up to a 70% savings. Check out our list of Day-Use Chicago O’hare Airport hotels.

Sign up for our layover reminder feature  to notify you for any delay/gate change/cancellation of your flight and remind you when it is time to head back to the airport for your next flight.