Airports in Illinois

Chicago O'Hare International

Chicago O'Hare is located 17 miles (27km) northwest of Chicago.

Chicago O'Hare International (ORD)

Overview

Blue Line trains run every few minutes between the airport and downtown Chicago 24 hours a day; the journey takes around 50 minutes. For safety reasons travellers are advised against using the Blue Line at night. Travellers can also use the Pace bus service to get to downtown Chicago. Taxi ranks are situated outside the arrivals hall in each of the airport terminals; the fare is around $40 for the 30-45 minute journey from the airport to downtown Chicago.

Location

Chicago O'Hare is located 17 miles (27km) northwest of Chicago.

Getting to the city

Blue Line trains run every few minutes between the airport and downtown Chicago 24 hours a day; the journey takes around 50 minutes. For safety reasons travellers are advised against using the Blue Line at night. Travellers can also use the Pace bus service to get to downtown Chicago. Taxi ranks are situated outside the arrivals hall in each of the airport terminals; the fare is around $40 for the 30-45 minute journey from the airport to downtown Chicago.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to November).

Car rental

Companies represented at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National.

Airport Taxis

There are plenty of metered taxis outside, and a taxi to the centre of Chicago takes approximately 30-45 minutes and costs about $40. But be prepared to pay twice as much during rush hour.

Transfer between terminals

A free automated rail system, the Airport Transit System connects all terminals.

Facilities

Facilities at the airport include restaurants, bars, shops, duty-free shopping, bureaux de change, a bank, and ATMs. The Hilton Health Club provides a health club, sauna, steam room, and massage. There is a medical centre, baby-change facilities, a play area, and a 24-hour interfaith chapel. There are also many airport art exhibits to view as well as the Urban Garen, the first aeroponic garden in the world.

Parking

Parking at Chicago O'Hare is divided into the main lots, international lots, economy lots, and valet lots, with an additional free Cell Phone Lot for pick-ups and drop-offs. Fees range from around $3 per hour at the main lots, or $6 for two hours at the international lot, to $17 per day in the economy lots. Valet parking is also available.

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Peoria International Airport

The airport is situated six miles (10km) west of the city of Peoria.

Peoria International Airport (PIA)

Overview

Taxis, airport shuttles and rental cars are available at the airport. CityLink buses on Route 7 (the Garden Route) access Peoria International Airport between roughly 6.30am and 6pm on weekdays, and between 8.30am and 5pm on Saturdays. Late night access is offered via bus Route 13. Uber and other similar mobile app based taxi services are also available.

Location

The airport is situated six miles (10km) west of the city of Peoria.

Getting to the city

Taxis, airport shuttles and rental cars are available at the airport. CityLink buses on Route 7 (the Garden Route) access Peoria International Airport between roughly 6.30am and 6pm on weekdays, and between 8.30am and 5pm on Saturdays. Late night access is offered via bus Route 13. Uber and other similar mobile app based taxi services are also available.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National.

Airport Taxis

Several taxi companies service the airport.

Facilities

Airport facilities include a restaurant, a bar, vending machines, children's play areas, a conference suite, an ATM, a lost and found, and a visitor information kiosk.

Parking

Parking is free at Peoria International Airport. Free airport shuttle buses transport passengers from the parking lot to the terminal if necessary.

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Moline Airport

The airport is located three miles (5km) from downtown Moline.

Moline Airport (MLI)

Overview

The airport is accessible via the METRO bus, on Route 20 Blue. The METRO bus departs from the bus stop in front of the terminal twice an hour. Monday to Friday, operating hours are from 6.10am to 6.10pm; and on Saturdays from 8.40am to 6.10pm. There is no bus service on major holidays.

Location

The airport is located three miles (5km) from downtown Moline.

Getting to the city

The airport is accessible via the METRO bus, on Route 20 Blue. The METRO bus departs from the bus stop in front of the terminal twice an hour. Monday to Friday, operating hours are from 6.10am to 6.10pm; and on Saturdays from 8.40am to 6.10pm. There is no bus service on major holidays.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National. These companies are located in the public terminal inside Exits 6 and 7, on the east side of the terminal, near baggage claim.

Airport Taxis

The Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County (MAA) oversees the taxicab and shuttle services. Most of these services require a reservation, particularly at night. Taxis are available in designated parking stalls outside Exit 7, and can be called with the courtesy phone located at baggage claim.

Facilities

Airport facilities include ATMs, a business centre, work stations, a restaurant, and a gift shop.

Parking

There is a free drop-off and pick-up zone, as well as short and long-term parking lots. Short-term rates are $1 for the first hour, and $2 per hour thereafter up to $15 for 24 hours. Long-term parking is $1 per hour, with a daily rate of $7. Weekly rates range from $35 in the long-term lot to $75 in the short-term lot.

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Chicago Midway Airport

The airport is located eight miles (13km) from downtown Chicago.

Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)

Overview

Passengers transfering to Chicago can rent a car, or hire a limo or taxi. The Chicago Transit Authority's Orange Line runs from the airport to downtown Chicago. There are also bus services from the airport to throughout the city. The Continental Airport Express has door-to-door service on shuttles leaving every 15 minutes.

Location

The airport is located eight miles (13km) from downtown Chicago.

Getting to the city

Passengers transfering to Chicago can rent a car, or hire a limo or taxi. The Chicago Transit Authority's Orange Line runs from the airport to downtown Chicago. There are also bus services from the airport to throughout the city. The Continental Airport Express has door-to-door service on shuttles leaving every 15 minutes.


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Car rental

There are several car rental agencies based at Chicago Midway.

Airport Taxis

There are taxis available from the airport lower level to downtown Chicago or any other destination.

Facilities

The airport offers restaurants, cafes, gift shops, a business centre, yoga room, ATMs and a chapel.

Parking

There is a six-level parking garage attached to the airport by a covered walkway. Complimentary shuttle buses to the terminals run every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day.

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Central Illinois Regional Airport

The airport is situated five miles (8km) east of Bloomington.

Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI)

Overview

The Tan line of the Connect-Transit bus service provides transport to the airport via the 'CIRA Terminal' stop. Taxis and rental cars are also available at the airport.

Location

The airport is situated five miles (8km) east of Bloomington.

Getting to the city

The Tan line of the Connect-Transit bus service provides transport to the airport via the 'CIRA Terminal' stop. Taxis and rental cars are also available at the airport.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Car hire companies represented at the airport include Avis, Hertz, and National.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are usually available at the airport, but for peak hours, or late at night, it is best to book a taxi in advance. Uber is also an option.

Facilities

Facilities at the airport include a conference centre, shops, a restaurant, and a coffee shop.

Parking

All parking is free at the airport and there is a free airport shuttle available to transport passengers between the parking lots and the terminal. Short-term parking is available for up to two hours, but there is no time limit for the long-term lot.


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