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Chicago O'Hare International Airport

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Introduction

O'Hare International Airport (ORD) is one of the busiest airports in the world. From O'Hare there are hundreds of flights to just as many cities within the USA and almost all continents. It is located in the far north west corner of the city, about 17 miles (27 kilometres) from the Chicago Loop. It's the 4th busiest airport in the world with around 65 million passengers a year.

For more information about other airports throughout the world, also see the list of airports.

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Getting there and away

  • The best way to get to and from O'Hare from downtown is on the CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) blue line train station in the airport which runs 24 hours a day. Currently, the fare is $2.50 for a one-way ticket.
  • Alternative transportation is available with Airport Express Shuttle service for $27 (single) one way or $49 for (single) round trip. Group rates for 3 or more persons are available. Shuttles leave O'Hare approximately every 15 minutes and reservations for downtown Chicago are not required. Transportation to a suburban destination does require a reservation.
  • Taxi service to downtown is also available from each terminal. Average cost for one way is approximately $40.00. All taxis in and around Chicago are metered so a delay by rush hour traffic could double the price.
  • Vehicles enter and exit via I-190, which branches off I-90 (the Kennedy Expressway) leading to downtown Chicago. Cars may also access the airport locally from Mannheim Road, the airport's eastern boundary.

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Getting around

Access within the airport complex can be accomplished using O'Hare's Airport Transit System (ATS), a 2.5-mile- (4 kilometres) long automated people mover system that operates 24 hours a day, connecting all four terminals and the remote parking lots.

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Airlines, Destinations and Terminals

Currently, there are 4 terminals: terminal 1,2,3 and 5. There are nine concourses (B, C, E, F, G, H, K, L, M), though below the airlines are listed only per terminal. For more information about the airlines, also visit the budget airlines and list of airports articles.

Terminal 1

  • All Nippon Airways - Tokyo-Narita
  • Continental Airlines - Houston-Intercontinental, Newark
  • Continental Express operated by Chautauqua Airlines - Cleveland
  • Continental Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines - Cleveland, Houston-Intercontinental, Newark
  • Lufthansa - Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich
  • United Airlines - Albany, Amsterdam, Anchorage, Aruba, Atlanta, Baltimore, Beijing-Capital, Boise, Boston, Bozeman, Brussels, Buffalo, Calgary, Cancún, Charlotte, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Cleveland, Columbus (OH), Cozumel, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Des Moines, Detroit, Eagle/Vail, Frankfurt, Grand Rapids, Harrisburg, Hartford, Hayden/Steamboat Springs, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Houston-Intercontinental, Jackson Hole, Jacksonville, Kahului, Kansas City, Kona, Las Vegas, Liberia (Costa Rica), London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Montego Bay, Munich, New Orleans, New York-LaGuardia, Newark, Omaha, Orange County, Orlando, Palm Springs, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland (OR), Providence, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana, Raleigh/Durham, Rapid City, Richmond, Rochester (NY), Rome-Fiumicino, Sacramento, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, San Diego, San Francisco, San José del Cabo, San Juan, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Seattle/Tacoma, Shanghai-Pudong, Singapore, Tampa, Tokyo-Narita, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver, Washington-Dulles, Washington-Reagan
  • United Express operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines - Albany, Charleston (SC), Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Columbia (SC), Columbus (OH), Dayton, Detroit, Greensboro, Huntsville, Norfolk, Pensacola, Roanoke, Rochester (NY), Savannah, South Bend
  • United Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines - Akron/Canton, Albany, Allentown/Bethlehem, Appleton, Birmingham (AL), Bismarck, Buffalo, Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, Charleston (SC), Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Cleveland, Columbia (SC), Columbus (OH), Dayton, Des Moines, Detroit, Fargo, Fayetteville (AR), Grand Rapids, Green Bay, Greensboro, Greenville/Spartanburg, Huntsville, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Knoxville, Lansing, Lexington, Lincoln, Little Rock, Louisville, Madison, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Pensacola, Peoria, Pittsburgh, Raleigh/Durham, Roanoke, Savannah, Sioux Falls, South Bend, Springfield (MO), Syracuse, Traverse City, Tulsa, Wichita, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
  • United Express operated by GoJet Airlines - Albany, Austin, Burlington (VT), Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Dayton, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Greensboro, Harrisburg, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Manchester (NH), Moline/Quad Cities, Montréal-Trudeau, New Orleans, Newark, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Portland (ME), Providence, Richmond, Rochester (NY), St. Louis, San Antonio, Syracuse, Toronto-Pearson
  • United Express operated by Mesa Airlines - Albany, Appleton, Atlanta, Austin, Buffalo, Burlington (VT), Charleston (SC), Charlotte, Dayton, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Harrisburg, Hartford, Indianapolis, Madison, Manchester (NH), Memphis, Moline/Quad Cities, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland (ME), Raleigh/Durham, Rochester (NY), Savannah, South Bend, Syracuse
  • United Express operated by Shuttle America - Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Buffalo, Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, Charlotte, Columbus (OH), Dallas/Fort Worth, Des Moines, Edmonton, Fort Myers, Grand Rapids, Halifax, Houston-Intercontinental, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Louisville, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Moline/Quad Cities, Montréal-Trudeau, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, New York-LaGuardia, Norfolk, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Raleigh/Durham, Rochester (NY), Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Spokane, Toronto-Pearson, Washington-Reagan, White Plains
  • United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines - Akron/Canton, Allentown/Bethlehem, Appleton, Asheville, Aspen, Austin, Billings, Boise, Bozeman, Calgary, Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, Charleston (SC), Charleston (WV), Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Dallas/Fort Worth, Dayton, Des Moines, Detroit, Duluth, Eau Claire, Edmonton, El Paso, Fargo, Fayetteville (AR), Fort Wayne, Grand Rapids, Green Bay, Hancock/Houghton, Hayden/Steamboat Springs, Houston-Intercontinental, Indianapolis, Kalispell, Kansas City, Knoxville, Lansing, Lexington, Lincoln, Little Rock, London (Ontario), Louisville, Madison, Memphis, Milwaukee, Missoula, Moline/Quad Cities, Montrose, Muskegon, Nashville, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Ottawa, Paducah, Peoria, Quebec City, Rapid City, Regina, Saginaw, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Saskatoon, Sioux Falls, South Bend, Springfield (IL), Springfield (MO), Syracuse, Traverse City, Tulsa, Wausau/Stevens Point, White Plains, Wichita, Winnipeg
  • United Express operated by Trans States Airlines - Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Dayton, Detroit, Greensboro, Greenville/Spartanburg, Harrisburg, Knoxville, Madison, Moline/Quad Cities, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Ottawa, Quebec City, Richmond, Roanoke, Rochester (NY), St. Louis, Savannah, South Bend, Springfield (MO), Syracuse, Toronto-Pearson, Tulsa

Terminal 2

  • Air Canada - Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
  • Air Canada Jazz - Calgary, Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
  • Delta Air Lines - Atlanta, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City
  • Delta Connection operated by Chautauqua Airlines - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
  • Delta Connection operated by Comair - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Memphis, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK
  • Delta Connection operated by Compass Airlines - Atlanta, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Delta Connection operated by Mesaba Airlines - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Delta Connection operated by Pinnacle Airlines - Atlanta, Memphis
  • Delta Connection operated by SkyWest Airlines - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Salt Lake City
  • Delta Connection operated by Shuttle America - Atlanta, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia
  • JetBlue Airways - Boston, Long Beach, New York-JFK
  • US Airways - Charlotte, Philadelphia, Phoenix

Terminal 3

  • Air Choice One - Burlington (IA), Decatur
  • Alaska Airlines - Anchorage, Portland (OR), Seattle/Tacoma
  • American Airlines - Acapulco, Albuquerque, Anchorage, Austin, Beijing-Capital, Boston, Brussels, Calgary, Cancún, Dallas/Fort Worth, Delhi, Denver, Dublin, Eagle/Vail, El Paso, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Frankfurt, Gunnison/Crested Butte, Hayden/Steamboat Springs, Honolulu, Jackson Hole, Kansas City, Las Vegas, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Manchester (UK), Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Montego Bay, Montrose, New Orleans, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Newark, Orange County, Orlando, Palm Springs, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Puerto Vallarta, Raleigh/Durham, Reno/Tahoe, Rome-Fiumicino, Salt Lake City, St. Louis, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (CA), San José del Cabo, San Juan, Seattle/Tacoma, Shanghai-Pudong, Tampa, Tokyo-Narita, Toronto-Pearson, Tucson, Tulsa, Vancouver, Washington-Reagan, West Palm Beach
  • American Eagle - Allentown/Bethlehem, Atlanta, Baltimore, Blountville/Tri-Cities, Buffalo, Calgary, Champaign/Urbana, Charleston (WV), Charlotte, Chattanooga, Cleveland, Columbus (OH), Dayton, Des Moines, Detroit, Dubuque, El Paso, Evansville, Fargo, Fayetteville (AR), Grand Rapids, Green Bay, Harrisburg, Hartford, Houston-Intercontinental, Huntsville, Jacksonville, Kalamazoo, Kansas City, Knoxville, La Crosse, Lexington, Little Rock, Manhattan (KS), Marquette, Memphis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Montréal-Trudeau, Nashville, Newark, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Ottawa, Pensacola, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh/Durham, Rapid City, Richmond, Rochester (MN), Rochester (NY), Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Sioux Falls, Springfield (IL), Springfield (MO), Syracuse, Toledo, Toronto-Pearson, Traverse City, Tulsa, Washington-Reagan, White Plains, Wichita, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
  • AmericanConnection operated by Chautauqua Airlines - Bloomington/Normal, Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Flint, Fort Wayne, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis, Kalamazoo, Louisville, Madison, Milwaukee, Moline/Quad Cities, Oklahoma City, Peoria, Springfield (IL), Wausau/Stevens Point
  • Iberia - Madrid
  • Spirit Airlines - Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Myrtle Beach

Terminal 5

  • Aer Lingus - Dublin
  • Aeroméxico - Guadalajara, Mexico City
  • Aeroméxico Connect - Durango
  • Air France - Paris-Charles de Gaulle
  • Air India - Frankfurt, Mumbai
  • Alitalia - Rome-Fiumicino
  • Asiana Airlines - Seoul-Incheon
  • British Airways - London-Heathrow
  • Cayman Airways - Grand Cayman
  • Etihad Airways - Abu Dhabi
  • Japan Airlines - Tokyo-Narita
  • KLM - Amsterdam
  • Korean Air - Seoul-Incheon
  • LOT Polish Airlines - Kraków, Warsaw
  • Mexicana - Cancún, Guadalajara, León/El Bajío, Mexico City, Monterrey, Morelia, Puerto Vallarta, Zacatecas
  • Pakistan International Airlines - Barcelona, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore
  • Royal Jordanian - Amman
  • Scandinavian Airlines - Copenhagen, Stockholm-Arlanda
  • Swiss International Air Lines - Zürich
  • TACA - Guatemala City, San Salvador
  • Turkish Airlines - Istanbul-Atatürk
  • USA3000 - Airlines Cancún, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Cleveland, Cozumel, Ft. Myers, Huatulco, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Montego Bay, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana, San José del Cabo
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways - London-Heathrow

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