Transportation Information

Transportation Information

Ground Transportation to/from Airports

Go Airport Express is the premier airport shuttle provider for Chicago's O'Hare and Midway Airports and Convention Centers. They offer efficient and economical shared ride services, express luxury sedans as well as a complete line of charter vehicle services. Shuttles depart from O'Hare and Midway Airports every 10-15 minutes for Downtown Chicago and Suburban Chicago area Hotels.

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Shared Ride Fixed Rate for O'Hare & Midway

  • $36 for Single Passengers
  • $30.50 per person for passsengers traveling together in a pair or in a group

All rates include driver gratuity*

Shared Ride Direct Service Schedule – From McCormick Place South Gate 3

Thursday, September 15, 2022
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Every 30 Minutes

Friday, September 16, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Every 30 Minutes

Saturday, September 17, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Every 30 Minutes

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Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line Station & METRA Rail Connection

Public transportation is the most affordable and convenient way to get to McCormick Place.

CTA Rail Connections “L” Trains

Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line Station
The nearest CTA rail station is located at the intersection of Cermak Road and State Street, 2 blocks (0.15 mile) from the northwest corner of the McCormick Place West Building – Gate 41- located at Cermak Road and Indiana Ave.

Fare and Frequency
A one-way fare on the L train is $2.25 (Additional fare if coming directly from O'Hare Airport). Fare cards can be purchased at the station and collected prior to boarding the platform. To learn more about the CTA fare card system, visit Ventra Card. On average, Green line trains operate approximately on an 11-minute frequency from 5 a.m. to Midnight. Review the station timetable for additional information.

Riding the CTA to and from McCormick Place
CTA “L” Train routes our designated by colors and terminating stations. When traveling to McCormick Place from the downtown Loop, make sure to enter the southbound Green Line Cottage Grove or Ashland/63rd Branch trains as indicated on the platform and train display cards. When returning to the Loop from McCormick Place use the northbound platform marked “Harlem/Lake”.

Optional Cermak #21 Bus Transfer
For an additional $.25 transfer fare, Green Line riders transfer to an East bound Cermak Road #21 Bus located directly below the station platform on Cermak Road. As an alternative option to walking, The #21 bus stops directly in front of McCormick Place.

Connections to Other Trains, Airports
The CTA Green Line Route offers convenient citywide connections to the Loop and free transfers to many other “L” lines including the Blue Line – O'Hare Airport branch and the Orange Line – Midway Airport branch. The Green Line also offers near-direct connection to suburban METRA train stations servicing the North and Western Suburbs via Ogilvie Transportation Center, Union Station and Amtrak – via the Clinton Green Line stop.

Taking the CTA from the Airports

The CTA “L” trains provide service to Downtown Chicago and McCormick Place from both international airports.

From O'Hare International Airport: The CTA “Blue” line provides service to and from the airport. Take the Blue Line from O'Hare and transfer to a south-bound Green Line train at Clark and Lake. Note, in the Loop the Blue Line is a Subway Train and the Green Line is an elevated train, a free transfer is available at Clark and Lake.

From Midway Airport: The CTA “Orange” line provides service to and from the airport. Take the train to the Roosevelt Street Station (Subway) and transfer to the elevated Green Line Station. Continue on the southbound Green Line train for 1-stop to the Cermak-McCormick Place station.

The Cermark-McCormick Place Station is 2 block (0.15 miles) walk from the Northwest Corner of the McCormick Place West Building.

Here is helpful information for using Metra to traveling from McCormick Place to Midway or O'Hare airports.

METRA Rail Connection

Located on Level 2.5 of the Grand Concourse in the South Building, the METRA Electric commuter railroad provides direct service within seven minutes to and from downtown Chicago. Service from the Millennium (Randolph St.) Station (near the Fairmont Hotel) to McCormick Place begins early morning, with more frequent pick-ups during rush hours.

Shuttle connections (via CTA bus) can be made to the METRA system at Chicago Union Station, Ogilvie Transportation Center and LaSalle Street Station. METRA services the Midwest as far north as Kenosha, Wisconsin; northwest to Fox Lake and Harvard; west to Elgin, Geneva and Aurora; southwest to Joliet and Orland Park; south to University Park; and east to South Bend, Indiana. Metra/CTA Bus Map

Here is helpful information for using Metra to traveling from McCormick Place to Midway or O'Hare airports.

Divvy Bike Rentals

McCormick Place is part of the City of Chicago Bike Sharing System called Divvy. A 24-hour pass can be purchased at Divvy Bike station for a day of unlimited 30-minute trips. Bikes can be reserved and dropped off at any Divvy station around the city, including the station located in McCormick Square – 2301 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. There's also an additional station located at Cermak and Wabash near the Cermak – McCormick Place Green Line Station. For more information including a system-wide map, visit:

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Renting Scooters/Wheelchairs

Scootaround is proud to be the exclusive provider of mobility solutions at McCormick Place. Through their on-site location – in the Baggage/Coat Check area, near Gate 4 of the Grand Concourse, on the Main Level – you can rent mobility scooters, wheelchairs and oxygen equipment during IMTS.
While Scootaround will make every effort to accommodate all needs, you are encouraged to reserve in advance!
You may reserve your equipment online or call toll free
1-888-441-7575. Visa and MasterCard are accepted for all rentals.

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