Chicago Transportation

  • O'Hare International Airport
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  • O'Hare International Airport
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  • O'Hare International Airport
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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. 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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  • 3. 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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  • 4. 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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  • 5. Driving/Parking

    Finding parking can be difficult downtown, and it's almost never cheap. I recently stumbled upon the ParkWhiz app, and I think it's pretty great. They have a program called Simple Price Parking that...

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  • 6. 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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  • 7. 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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  • 8. 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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  • 9. Airport Shuttles

    Seriously DO NOT use this service (sad to say that it is the only shuttle service the city allows to/from the airports). Taxis cost only a bit more if you are traveling alone, and are cheaper if you...

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  • 10. 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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  • 11. 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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  • 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. Navigating

    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 a quick 4 hour tour of Chicago from a...

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  • 14. 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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  • 15. 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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  • 16. Double Decker Bus

    One of the most popular tours that is available in Chicago is the Chicago Double Decker Company Tour. It is heated in the winter and open-air in the summer. They take credit cards such as Discover,...

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  • 17. Car Rentals

    As mentioned in the intro, we drove from London, Ontario. Having a car was great as it allowed us to drive around and see what we wanted. You can also take an airplane or the train though.

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  • 18. Limousine

    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. Limousines generally have to be reserved...

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  • 19. Theater Tours

    Chicagoans and visitors have the opportunity to get an unforgettable and in depth look at two of the most beautiful and historic venues of Chicago's famed theatre District. Broadway in Chicago offers...

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  • 20. Meigs Field - Closed

    The FAA fought hard to keep this small, lakefront airport open for years. In the end, the jerk major Dally, came in like a coward overnight and bulldozed it. It's a loss for aviators. Now it just...

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  • 21. 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 downtown followed by the casinos in East...

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  • 22. 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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  • 23. BIRCHY FLIES WITH NO FOOD!!!!!!!!!!

    Be aware that United Airlines has stopped all complimentary food service on their domestic flights. Even though our tickets said "lunch" no lunch was offered....

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  • 24. Once the water started to...

    Once the water started to subside, some campers decided to drive out, even though the water was up to their floorboards, which were about 2 feet off the ground.

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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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