Travel Information

Situated squarely in the center of the country, Chicago is easy to travel to from virtually everywhere. Thanks to thousands of flight options at two international airports, six class-one railroads, a vast network of major highways and a wide variety of airlines, it is one of the most cost-competitive and convenient cities for domestic and international travel.


Amtrack arrives at Chicago Union Station. It is 1.2 miles to the Chicago Hilton; about 5 minutes by cab. For public transportation options, click the map below for an interactive Google Map. Right click on Chicago Hilton and select "Directions to here". In the From box (labeled "A"), enter "Chicago Union Station" and then click on the Public Transit icon (a bus). The number 1 bus is the best option. Also see the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Web site for maps, trip planning, and bus tracking.


O'Hare International Airport, located 17 miles from downtown, is one of the largest airports in the world. It is North America's major international gateway airport, servicing over 67 million passengers to and from over 200 destinations around the globe.

Midway International Airport is located 10 miles from downtown Chicago and offers another convenient travel option for visitors.  It is the nation's premier point-to-point airport, offering value-oriented leisure and business travel to over 60 destinations.

Visit for details on parking, amenities, flight status, terminal maps and more for both O'Hare and Midway airports.


Both airports offer plentiful taxi service to downtown and the suburbs. Rates range from $40-50 from O'Hare, and $30-40 from Midway. Rates vary based on travel time and are subject to change. A shared taxi to downtown with two or more persons is a flat rate of $24/person from O'hare and $18/person from Midway. Be sure to check with your cab driver for verification of rates. If you need a wheelchair accessible taxi, call 800-281-4466.

GO Airport Express offers airport shuttle services between Chicago area locations and O'Hare and Midway Airports. Efficient, safe, and economical airport shuttles depart from O'Hare and Midway Airports every 15 minutes for Chicago downtown and many suburban locations. Ground transportation is arranged by making a reservation. Please Click Here to make your airport shuttle reservation/s, or call 1-800-284-3826 and use your 10% discount code: ”ACIS” (all one word).


The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) serves both airports for easy and economical travel throughout Chicago using the 'L' train. The 24-hour CTA Blue Line connects directly to O'Hare and the CTA Orange Line connects directly to Midway. Read more on getting around Chicago with public transportation or visit for full fare information and maps. Track "L" train station arrivals at CTA Train Tracker.

From O’Hare International Airport:

Take the CTA Blue Line train to the Jackson stop. This is the only subway train leaving O’Hare. Walk 3 blocks east on Jackson towards the lake. Turn right on Michigan Ave. Walk 4 blocks to the Hilton. From the Jackson Blue Line station to the Hilton is 0.7 miles.

From Midway Airport:

Take the CTA Orange Line train to the Roosevelt stop. Walk two blocks east on Roosevelt towards the lake. Turn left on Michigan Ave. Walk 3 1/2 blocks north to the Hilton. From the Roosevelt station to the Hilton is 1/2 mile.


From O’Hare International Airport:

Follow signs for I-190 East. Take I-190 to I-90 East (the Kennedy Expressway). I-90 will merge with I-94. Take I-90/94 into city and exit east onto Congress Parkway/I-290 east (exit 51). Follow Congress Pkwy. just over 1/2 mile to Michigan Ave. and turn right. The Hilton is two blocks down on the right.

Distance from airport to hotel: 18 mi. | Drive Time :45 min.

From Midway Airport:

From the airport, take Cicero Ave. north. Then, I-55 North to Chicago and merge north onto Lakeshore Drive. Turn west on Balbo and go two blocks to Michigan Ave. Turn left on Michigan Ave. and the Hilton is immediately on the right.

Distance from airport to hotel: 12 mi. | Drive Time: 25 min.


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Google Map Chicago Hilton