Chicago Transportation

  • O'Hare International Airport
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  • O'Hare International Airport
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  • O'Hare International Airport
    by cjg1

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  • 1. CTA (city trains & buses, the EL)

    Chicago has a great public transport system with the famous El (Elevated Train), tied-in underground/subway/metro lines, and buses. One can get individual rides or buy tickets for extended periods of...

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  • 2. METRA and South Shore Line (suburban rail network)

    Here's an idea to save some $$ - particularly if you are coming to the city on a busy summer or fall weekend and the downtown hotels are booked up. In that case, Priceline or Hotwire or any other...

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  • 3. O'Hare International Airport

    A common question for travelers coming into O'Hare from overseas when transferring through Chicago is how long immigration and customs takes. I personally wouldn't contemplate a layover with anything...

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  • 4. Trolleys (some are FREE)

    We are currently on vacation in Chicago and using the free trolley with no problems other than finding an actual map! Here is our gift to...

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  • 5. Driving/Parking

    If you are listening to traffic reports while driving through Chicago, in addition to the highway number, sections of these highways in and around Chicago have different names that they are more...

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  • 6. Amtrak (U.S. train network)

    Chicago is the central railroad hub of the US and pretty much all trains crossing through the region end in Chicago. This makes things more difficult if one is trying to cross the country or not going...

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  • 7. Taxis

    There are many Ways to get to/from Chicago to Ohare or Midway Airports and to get around Chicago. I have find out that if you need go place to place best way is to hop on a Cab for short trips. Cabby...

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  • 8. Greyhound/Megabus (U.S. bus system)

    On the 11 trips me and my friend have accumulated, one was 3 hours late to the destination and another was 5 hours late. Both were due to mechanical problems with the bus. We contacted customer...

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  • 9. Airport Shuttles

    I decided I didn't fancy taking the El out to O'Hare airport, not with bags and not when faced with a) probably long security lines at O'Hare (I was right) and b) a red-eye flight back to the UK. So...

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  • 10. Boat Tours & Taxis

    To get another angle on the city, take a one-and-half hour boat cruise down the Chicago River aboard Chicago’s First Lady and Learn about the architecture and design of over 50 buildings as described...

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  • 11. Midway International Airport

    One of the pleasures of visiting Chicago is that both of its airports are connected directly to the city's excellent rail transit system. At both places, just follow the signs for "CTA" after you pick...

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  • 12. By bicycle or on foot

    There are some very nice, scenic and awesome bike trails in Chicago Subs. Take a particular one starting at Milwaukee Avenue and Devon Avenue. You can take it all the way to beautiful Botanical...

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  • 13. Pedway

    Once again taking the inimitable advice of our dear Dabs, the intrepid Beatchick sets out to follow the path of the Pedway but is flummoxed by closures. Basically, I tried to follow the tour Dabs...

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  • 14. Carriage Rides

    Chicago Horse and Carriage is very unreliable. I made a reservation with them as part of my engagement plans. The driver failed to show up and made us miss our dinner reservations. On top of it all,...

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  • 15. Map of Downtown Chicago

    I'm sharing this map of downtown Chicago based on a forum question from October, 2012 where the person wanted to see a map of Chicago. They were going to be on...

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  • 16. Day passes

    If you're visiting Chicago for 2 days or more and you're planning to travel a lot, it's advisable to get Day passes.There are 1-Day Fun Pass and 2, 3, or 5-day...

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  • 17. Milwaukee to Chicago

    One can reach Chicaho from Milwaukee either by Bus or by Train.Amtrak operates 7 daily trains on weekdays.The downtown Milwaukee Amtrak station is at the...

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  • 18. thanks to D for some great driving in the rain

    Chicago is well served by mass transit but we were traveling around the US for six months with all our camping/backpacking gear so our car was the best option....

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  • 19. Casino shuttles

    Until Chicago gets casinos of their own, the closest casinos are in Indiana and the various suburbs of Chicago. Horseshoe Casino in Hammond is the closest to...

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  • 20. Gooro - A New Chicago Travel Link

    According to information I've found "Goroo (pronounced "go-ru") is a mix of the words "go" and "kangaroo," which is meant to hint at speedy travel. It's the...

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  • 21. Limousines

    Limousines are commonly used to get to and around Chicago. For longer journeys they can work out cheaper than a taxi, and are certainly more comfortable....

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  • 22. Cabs were easy

    I used taxis in Chicago four times during my stay in the downtown area and, in all cases, there was no trouble at all in quickly finding an available cab and...

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  • 23. Chicago Transit Authority

    For my first ride into Chicago, I decided to use the Chicago Transit Authority train from O'Hare, instead of taking a more expensive taxi. However, after...

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  • 24. Been through O'Hare Airport a number of times!

    I've passed through Chicago's O'Hare airport a few times, but it was not until an October, 2004 business meeting that I actually got beyond the airport!...

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  • 25. Lake Shore Drive

    Driving along Chicago's Lake Shore Drive, especially on a nice spring, summer or fall day and you will see sail boats on the Lake, people running, jogging,...

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Visitors to Chicago that are not driving in rarely need to rent a car, parking is expensive and driving is a hassle.  Much of Chicago's tourist area is walkable and for longer journeys there...

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