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Travel

Getting to Chicago

Air

O’Hare International Airport

O’Hare is located 17 miles from downtown and is one of the largest airports in the world. It is North America’s major international gateway airport, servicing over 67 million passengers to and from over 200 destinations around the globe.

Midway International Airport

Midway is located 10 miles from downtown Chicago and offers another convenient travel option for visitors. It is the nation’s premier point-to-point airport, offering value-oriented leisure and business travel to over 60 destinations.

Visit flychicago.com for details on parking, amenities, flight status, terminal maps and more for both O’Hare and Midway airports.

Discounted Airfare

Delta Airlines

Book a Flight

Meeting attendees will receive up to a 10 percent discount off the lowest applicable published airfare.

  • Online

    Book online and take advantage of no reservation fee. Go to www.delta.com, click on the “More Search Options” link under the ‘Find Flights’ button to expand the search options, which will also display a box to enter the Meeting Event Code: NMPR6

  • Phone

    Delta Meeting Network Reservations are available to assist you with phone reservations at 800/328-1111. When booking over the phone or with an agent, refer to the Meeting Event Code NMPR6. A reservation service charge of $25-$35 USD per ticket will apply; fees are subject to change.

  • Baggage

    Passengers are responsible for all applicable baggage fees at time of travel.

Southwest Airlines

Book a Flight

Meeting attendees will receive a 10 percent discount off Anytime & Business Select® fares and a 3 percent discount off select Wanna Get Away® fares for travel to and from the conference. Book your travel between May 15, 2017 & October 5, 2017 to take advantage of the discounted rates. (Discounts are available for travel October 19, 2017 through October 27, 2017.)

  • Online

    By flying Southwest Airlines, as an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics traveler, you will also receive the following benefits:

    • 50 percent bonus Rapid Reward points for your travel to & from the convention with Rapid Rewards # added to your reservation. To enroll in the Rapid Rewards program, visit www.southwest.com/corporaterapidrewards
    • No baggage fees (first two bags)
    • No change or cancellation fees
    • No peak travel or fuel surcharges
    • Consistently ranked the “Best in Customer Service” by DOT

United Airlines

Book a Flight

Meeting attendees will receive up to a 10 percent discount off the lowest applicable published airfare.

  • Online

    Book online and take advantage of no reservation fee. Go to www.united.com and enter the Offer Code ZYHQ284751 in the Offer Code box on the on the homepage. Be sure to select “more search options” and scroll to the bottom of the page to find the Offer Code box.

  • Phone

    United Reservations Meeting Desk is available to assist you with phone reservations at 800/426-1122. When booking over the phone or with an agent, refer to the Z-Code: ZYHQ and Agreement Code: 284751. A reservation service charge of $25 USD per ticket will apply; fees are subject to change.

  • Baggage

    Passengers are responsible for all applicable baggage fees at time of travel.

Transportation to/from the Airport

  • Both airports offer plentiful taxi service to downtown and the suburbs. Rates range from $40-50 from O’Hare, and $30-40 from Midway. Rates vary based on travel time and are subject to change.
  • The Chicago Transit Authority serves both airports for easy and economical travel between downtown and Chicago neighborhoods using the ‘L’ train. The 24-hour CTA Blue Line connects directly to O’Hare and the CTA Orange Line connects directly to Midway.

  • GO Airport Express provides shared ride services to all downtown/suburban hotels and many businesses. Pair fares and group discounts are available along with customized reservation portals for your groups

Read more on getting around Chicago with public transportation or visit transitchicago.com/airports for full fare information and maps.

Rail

Amtrack

Amtrak serves Chicago with about 50 trains arriving and departing daily. With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, the national rail operator Amtrak offers more than 300 trains each day — at high speeds up to 150 mph — to more than 500 destinations.

South Shore Line

The South Shore Line services Chicago through Northern Indiana to the South Bend Airport. If you are planning a trip involving a large group like a school function please call for groups rates 219-874-4221 ext. 245 at least one month prior to your date of travel.

Bus

Greyhound Lines, Inc.

Greyhound is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,800 destinations with 13,000 daily departures across North America. Greyhound has five metro-Chicago locations, including two 24-hour stations and 20 express routes to major US cities.

Megabus

Megabus is the first, low-cost, express bus service to offer city-to-city travel for as low as $1 via the Internet. Since launching in April 2006, megabus.com has served more than 22 million customers throughout more than 120 cities across North America.

Getting Around Chicago

Public Transportation

  • The 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.

    For full fare information, transit card retailers and maps, visit the Chicago Transit Authority website. Also look to their site for the latest updates to train schedules and routes that may affect your travel plans.

  • The high-speed Metra commuter rail train connects outlying suburbs to downtown and is an easy way to get into the heart of the city fast. For exact fares and route maps, visit the Metra website.

Taxis

Taxis are plentiful and easy to hail downtown, at the airports and throughout many Chicago neighborhoods. You can also electronically hail (E-Hail) a taxicab through a mobile app. CHICABS offers safe and secure options for a Chicago taxicab ride. CHICABS approved apps ARRO and CURB also let passengers electronically pay (E-Pay) for the taxicab fare through the app.

Credit cards are accepted in all taxi cabs by city mandate. It is standard to tip the driver about 15-20% of the fare, plus $1-2 per bag if the driver helps you with luggage. Please note that all fares and taxes are subject to change; visit the City of Chicago website for additional taxicab passenger information

Water Taxis

For fast, affordable and fun connections between Chicago’s top tourist destinations, Chicago Water Taxi by Wendella Boats and Shoreline Water Taxi are the perfect combination of sightseeing and convenient transportation. During the warm weather season, travel on these fun water rides to popular visitor sites such as Chinatown, Museum Campus, Willis Tower, Michigan Avenue, Union Station and more. For exact fares and route maps, visit chicagowatertaxi.com or shorelinesightseeing.com/water-taxi.

Chicago by Bike

For cyclists, information on Chicago’s bike sharing program Divvy, local bike lanes and bicycle rack parking is available at chicagocompletestreets.org.

Parking

Search for public parking lots and garages by address and points of interest in downtown Chicago.

Interactive Parking Map

 

Want to pay for parking in advance? Find the perfect Chicago parking spot by comparing price, location, and amenities. Reserve your spot now.

RideScout

Looking for a way to figure out the best of all your Chicago transportation options? Download the free mobile app RideScout for real-time information right on your phone. From Divvy bike ride share stations and CTA train/bus routes, to parking spots for your car or taxi pick-ups — one simple view provides total transportation time, cost and nearest point to access.

RideScout App