Info about getting from the airport, public transportation and more.
Getting From the Airport
To get a taxi at O’Hare International Airport, head to the pickup areas, at the lower-level curbside outside baggage claim, at each of the four terminals. A cab downtown costs approximately US$30–$40, or US$24 per person for a shared ride; expect the trip to take about 30 - 45 minutes.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) also operates a Blue Line train to and from O’Hare. A US$5 ticket will get you downtown (to Jackson station) in about 45 minutes.
The CTA operates buses and "L" train throughout the city. A bus fare is US$2.25 and a train fare is US$2.50, with daily passes starting at US$10.
Taxis are available around the city, but harder to find outside downtown. To book in advance, the city offers two apps, Arro and Curb. Uber and Lyft also operate in Chicago.
The bikeshare service Divvy has numerous pickup and drop-off spots around the city. One 30-minute ride costs US$3, and day passes go for US$15. You can rent at the kiosks, or save time by downloading the app. Besides riding around town, the lakefront has a bike path with lake and skyline views.