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Chicago Transportation, Metra, CTA Bus, Taxi, Limos

How to get to chicago from O'hare and Midway Airport?

O'Hare International Airport, and Midway International Airport, are the two Chicago major airports. The cheapest way to get downtown from the airports, is to take the Chicago Transit Authority elevated (CTA or "L")

CTA Cost From O'Hare International Airport to Chicago: Blue Line El train, which run 24hours and cost $5 one way.
CTA Cost From Midway Airport to Chicago: Orange Line El train, which run from 4am to 1am and cost $2,25 one way
Taxis from O'Hare International Airport to Chicago: Cost around $50, travel time 25-90min
Taxis from Midway Airport to Chicago: Cost around $40, travel time 15-40min
Chicago Shuttle Service: Cost over $30, travel time 25-90min 

Chicago Metra Trains & CTA Bus Transportation

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Amtrak trains arrive and depart from Union Station
Amtrak Schedules

Metra rail

Union Station, 225 S. Canal St.
Ogilvie Transportation Center, 500 W. Madison St.
LaSalle Station, 414 S. LaSalle St.
Millennium Station, Michigan Avenue between South Water and Randolph Streets.
Van Buren Street Station, Intersection of Michigan Ave. and Van Buren.

Tickets can be purchased at the train stations or on the train for an additional fee.  CTA Fare Information. 

Chicaggo Public Transportation Maps

For maps and a trip planner visit the CTA Web site www.transitchicago.com
CTA maps are also available at 'L' stations.

Chicago Public Transportation for People with Disabilities

For wheelchair accessibility information visit these links CTA, Pace and Metra 
For more accessibility information, visit Easy Access Chicago.

Driving in Chicago

Map Traffic Information 
Avoid the rush hours: 7- 9:30am and 4 - 7pm.
Be sure to read street signs for parking restrictions.
Be cautious when driving in Chicago the use of hand-held cell phones and text messaging are forbidden.
Chicago is a bicycle-friendly city. As a driver, you're responsible for looking out for cyclists.

Map Chicago Parking

Road signs in the United States

Biking in Chicago

With your Own Bike

Biking in ChicagoChicago is a great city for cyclists; it has more than 100 miles of bike lanes, 50 miles of bike paths.
Bicycles are welcome on CTA buses throughout the year.Buses Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) info.
For Trains some limitations may aply during weekday rush periods (7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Train Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) info.

City Bike MAP

Renting with "DIVVY Bike"

1- JOIN Purchase an Annual Membership online or get a 24-Hour Pass from any Divvy station. Annual Members will receive a unique Divvy key in the mail after completing their application.

2- TAKE Annual Members simply dip their key into the slot at any station with an available bike. Those who buy a 24-Hour Pass will be given a code that they can type into the keypad on any dock with an available bike.

3- RIDE Get unlimited 30-minute trips for the duration of your Membership or Pass. Visit, run an errand, grab a bite, commute to work or school. Remember to adjust your seat and wear a helmet.

4- RETURN Lock the bike back at any station. Wait for the green light to confirm the bike is secure. (Divvy crews are constantly monitoring and balancing stations to make sure stations are neither full nor empty).

5- REPEAT Take as many trips as you want during your Membership or Pass period. Take any Divvy bike, any time! Enjoy getting around Chicago in a new way.

Renting with "Bike and Roll

We’ve got your ride covered with the largest bike selection in town! Helmet, lock and free map included with rental. Our rental fleet includes recreation bikes, professional road bikes, kids equipment & more.

Renting with "Wheel Fun Rentals"

You'll find a myriad of cycling options at our wildly popular North Avenue Beach location! Located just steps from Lake Michigan's pristine beach, you'll have the opportunity to leisurely cruise along the busting Lakefront Trail on one of our specialty cycles.

Customize your Windy City adventure with a selection of pedal-craft including Surreys, mountain bikes, beach cruisers, and tandems. Race along the park's twisting pathways as you achieve low-to-the-ground glory with a Chopper, Quad Sport, or Deuce Coupe.

Small children in your group? Excellent! Wheel Fun Rentals also offers kid's bikes and trailers so everyone can join in on the fun.

Chicago Limousines, Taxi Chicago, Water Taxi Transportation


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Taxi Chicago

Chicago Taxi CabsFares Flag Pull (Base Fare) $3.25
Each additional mile $2.25
Every 36 seconds of time elapsed $0.20
First additional passenger* $1
Each additional passenger after first passenger* $0.50
Vomit Clean-up Fee $50
Airport Departure/Arrival Tax $4

*Passengers aged 13 through 64 years old are charged an additional passenger fee.

- Tolls are an extra charge to the passenger.

- The fare does not include a tip.

- There is no extra charge for baggage, baggage handling, or payment by credit/debit card.

- If your driver voluntarily chooses to assist you, tipping is appropriate.

TRIPS TO SUBURBS, NOT FROM AIRPORT: The rate of fare is STRAIGHT METER to the city limits PLUS ONE-HALF the STRAIGHT METERED FARE from the city limit to the suburban destination.

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Chicago Water Taxis

Chicago Water TaxisThe Chicago Water Taxi operates on a closed loop route on the Chicago River, from March to December, shuttling passengers between Chinatown and Madison Street on the south branch; La Salle Street and Michigan Avenue on the main branch, and North Avenue on the North Branch. During the summer, departures and arrivals are scheduled on Monday through Friday from 6:45 a.m. through 9:00 p.m., weekends from 10:00 a.m. through 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday nights until 11:00pm for Navy Pier fireworks.

- One Way Ticket - $5

- All Day Access Pass - $9.00

- Ten Ride Pass - $20.00

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Chicago Harbors

Chicago Boats and Harbors Over 6000 boats and locations convenient to many neighborhoods, this is the best way to enjoy all that the lake has to offer.  The harbor season lasts from May 1 to October 31 each year and moorings are assigned on a seasonal basis.

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Chicago Home and Condos For Sale

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