MLA '08: Travel and Transportation
O’Hare International Airport
(773.686.2200, www.flychicago.com/Ohare/OhareHomepage.shtm) handles more passengers than any
other airport in the world. For visitors needing information
or directions, airport information booths are
located on the lower levels of the domestic terminals
and on the upper and lower levels of the international
Taking a taxi to or from O’Hare varies, depending on
travel time, from $30–$50. During rush hour, the trip
can take about an hour. During mid-day and evenings,
it takes around 30 minutes.
(773.838.0600, www.flychicago.com/midway/MidwayHomepage.shtm) is located at 5700 Cicero Avenue. The
one-building airport is divided into 3 terminals, A, B,
and C. The main lobby at the airport’s center entrance
is where the information booth and all vehicle pick-up
services are available.
Taking a taxi to or from Midway varies, depending
on travel time, from $25–$45. During rush hour, the trip
can take about 45 minutes to 1 hour. During the midday
and evenings, it takes around 20–30 minutes.
Gary Chicago International Airport
(219.949.9722, www.garychicagoairport.com) is located
in Gary, Indiana, at 6001 W. Industrial Highway. Just
35 minutes from downtown Chicago mid-day and evenings,
it offers free, 24-hour parking and convenient access
to I-90, I-80/94, I-65, the Chicago Skyway, the Dan
Ryan Expressway, and Lake Shore Drive.
Driving Directions to Hotel
From O’Hare International Airport:
Take the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) east to Ohio
Street exit. Proceed on Ohio to State Street, and turn
right. Turn left at Wacker Drive. The hotel will be approximately
two blocks further on the right.
From Midway Airport:
Take Cicero Avenue north to the Stevenson Expressway
(I-55) north. Exit at Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) west.
Exit at Washington Street, and proceed east to Michigan
Avenue. Turn left. Proceed north to Wacker Drive.
Turn right. The hotel is one block further on the right.
From Gary Chicago International Airport:
Take I-90 west, merge toward Chicago ($2.50 toll charge
for using this toll way). Continue on I-90 West for its entire
length to the I-94 west/Dan Ryan Expressway. Exit
at Washington Street, and proceed east to Michigan
Avenue. Turn left. Proceed north to Wacker Drive. Turn
right. The hotel is one block further on the right.
Airport Transportation (rates subject to change)
GO Airport Express departs every 10–15 minutes from O’Hare
and Midway baggage claim areas.
- From O’Hare: $25 per person one-way or roundtrip $46;
more than one traveler, $18 per person one-way or
- From Midway: $20 per person one-way or roundtrip
$36; more than one traveler, $14 per person one-way or
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) offers fast, direct train service
from both O’Hare and Midway Airports to downtown, convenient
bus and train lines to major attractions, simple fare cards, easy-to use
maps and brochures, and custom trip planning for groups. $2
per person to and from O’Hare and Midway Airports.
Train from O’Hare: Pick up below the baggage claim area (follow
signs to CTA). Take the "L-Train" to Washington/Dearborn
stop (5 blocks from hotel). Walk north on Dearborn to Wacker,
turn right, and walk 4 blocks to the hotel. Note: This method
is not recommended if you have more than 1 bag, as there
are numerous escalators and turnstyles. Attendees can take
a cab from Washington stop.
Trains from Midway: Take the Orange Line to the State and
Lake Street stop. Walk 1 block north to Wacker. Take a right on
Wacker, and the hotel is approximately 3 blocks further.
For route, fare, and schedule information, call 312.836.7000 every
day from 5 a.m.–1 a.m. (CT). The CTA System Map and Downtown
Sightseeing Guide are available at all train stations, both airports,
visitor information centers, and hotels. You can also plan
your trip online! Go to www.transitchicago.com/maps/tripplanner.html to plan CTA your itinerary. For complete details on CTA
fares, go to www.transitchicago.com/maps/faretable.htm.
To purchase passes or transit cards in advance, call 888.968.7282.
You can also purchase them online at www3.yourcta.com/Default.asp?cookie%5Ftest=1.
Parking (rates subject to change)
Hotel parking (indoor valet, 6 foot, 8 inch clearance):
- overnight guest parking: $45.00 per night with in/out
- 0–hour: $18.00
- 1–6 hours: $26.00
- 6–24 hours: $45.00
- West Tower Morning Special: $16.00 (in before 9:00 a.m., out
before 6:00 p.m.) Note: This is for people going to the hotel for
meetings, not for overnight guests.
No motorcycle parking allowed at the hotel. Guests driving motorcycles
can park at the Park Millennium garage (312.946.0452)
for $23 for 24-hour parking, no in/out privileges.
Monroe Street parking garage (indoor/underground),
5 blocks south. The charge is $16.00 for 24 hours with
no in/out privileges. Parking for an extended period, call Monroe
Street parking garage at 312.742.7644.
$time = date("H:i");$nicedate=date("d M Y - H:i A");PRINT("$nicedate")?>
17 January 2008