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Local Airport Information
Chicago boasts two first-class International airports with thousands of daily inbound and outbound flights to more than 240 destinations worldwide. 
O'Hare International Airport is one of the busiest hub airports in the country, handling nearly 70 million passengers every year, while Midway International Airport offers travel to 81 destinations with approximately 265 daily departures. 

Taxi Service
Both airports offer taxi service to the Palmer House Hotel, which is located in downtown Chicago. Approximate one-way costs are noted below, but may vary based on travel time.  

O'Hare International Airport
Distance to Palmer House: 18 miles • Drive Time: 35-60 minutes • Estimated Taxi Fare: $40 - $60 USD one-way
Midway International Airport
Distance to Palmer House: 12 miles • Drive Time: 30-45 minutes • Estimated Taxi Fare: $35 - $40 USD one-way

Airport Shuttle Service  
Shared ride van service is another reliable mode of transportation for getting to or from the airport and hotel. Please visit the websites listed below to book your travel or learn more about the types of services provided.

Go Airport Express
Super Shuttle

Chicago Transit Authority 
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates the nation's second largest public transportation system – serving the City of Chicago and 40 neighboring communities by rail and bus. Pay cash for single trip rides or purchase a reloadable Ventra Transit Card or Unlimited Ride Pass for added savings. 

O'Hare International Airport to the Palmer House HotelTake the the Blue Line train to the Monroe/Dearborn stop. 
Midway International Airport to the Palmer House Hotel: Take the Orange Line train to the Adams/Wabash stop.

For full fare information, transit card retailers and maps, visit the Chicago Transit Authority website.

International Tip Sheet

Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the city and get an overview of customs and guidelines before you visit: Chicago Basics and Fast Facts.

Obtaining a Visa
Travel resources on the State Department's official website — usvisas.state.gov — provides the latest requirements and more detailed information.
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