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O'Hare International Airport (ORD)


O'Hare is located 19 miles (30 km) northwest of the Loop, Chicago's main business district. Airport information booths are located in all terminals and are open from 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. daily.

The airport's Web site is less than thrilling but offers a few tidbits of useful information, including:

Far better is http://www.quickaid.com/airports/ord/, an alternate site that includes:
There's no shortage of taxis at O'Hare. The fare is metered, and you should expect to pay $30 to $35 for the 40- to 60-minute trip.

If you are traveling light, the CTA train is the best. You can depart at Washington Street Station in the Loop and catch a taxi to your final destination. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates a train service from O'Hare. Look for the sign leading to the station beginning in the baggage-claim area. The Blue Line train will take you right to the central Loop in 45 minutes for $1.50. Trains are frequent and reliable.

Continental Airport Express (not connected with Continental Airlines) provides regular bus service to major hotels in the downtown area. The fare is $16 one-way and the trip takes up to an hour. Look for the booth selling tickets for the bus as you leave the baggage-claim area. Their number is 800-654-7871.

All major rental car companies have offices in the airport and downtown.

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