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Chicago-O’Hare International Airport
Distance from hotel: 29km (18 mi)
Travel time: 50 min
Cost: $5
Directions: We recommend taking the subway Blue Line from O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Monroe Station. Palmer House Hilton is a 3 minute walk from Monroe Station. This is the cheapest and often quickest way to get to the hotel from ORD.

If coming from domestic or international flights arriving at Terminals 1, 2 or 3, follow the signs in the airport to “CTA Trains" or “Trains to City." The train station is less than a 10 minute walk from baggage claim in each of these 3 terminals. If arriving at International Terminal 5, follow the signs to the Airport Transit System (ATS). Ride the train to Terminal 2, then follow signs to “CTA Trains" or “Trains to City." Once at the Terminal 2 train station, use the vending machine to purchase a single-ride or multi-day card (Ventra Card). For more information on the subway service (“the L"), please visit http://www.transitchicago.com/airports/.

Alternate Options: You can also use a taxi or Uber service. The cost from ORD to the hotel is around $40-$60 and the travel time is between 40 and 60 minutes. We do not recommend renting a car due to the very high parking cost and traffic congestion in the city of Chicago. Note: it is common to experience delays at O'Hare airport - consider flying into and out from Midway (see below)

Chicago Midway Airport
Distance from hotel: 19km (12 mi)
Travel time: 30 min
Cost: $2.45
Directions: We recommend taking the subway Orange Line from Midway International Airport (MDW) to Adams/Wabash Station. Palmer House Hilton is a 3 minute walk from Adams/Wabash station. This is the cheapest and often quickest way to get to the hotel from MDW.

At the airport, simply follow the sign “CTA Trains" or “Trains to City" from the MDW terminal and use the vending machine at the train station to purchase a single-ride or multi-day card (Ventra Card). For more information on the subway service (“the L"), please visit http://www.transitchicago.com/airports/.

Alternate Options: You can also use a taxi or Uber service. The cost from MDW to the hotel is around $20-$30 and the travel time is between 20 and 40 minutes. We do not recommend renting a car due to the very high parking cost and traffic congestion in the city.


Public Transit

The subway system (“the L") is the most convenient and economic way of getting around the city. The Palmer House Hilton is close to several subway stations. Detailed maps and information on fares, destinations, and schedules of the Chicago transit system can be found in their brochure.


Conference venue: Palmer House Hilton Hotel, 17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603, USA