Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 South Martin L. King Drive,
Chicago, Illinois, USA 60616-9985
Tel: +1 312 567 1234 Fax: +1 312 528 4000
Transportation Options from Airports
There are many options for travel between the O’Hare and Midway airports and the conference hotel with a wide range in price and travel time.
Airport Shuttles and Taxis
Chicago Transity Authority (CTA) http://www.transitchicago.com/maps/
The CTA “L” trains provide inexpensive ($2.25) and efficient connections from the airports to downtown Chicago. However to reach the Hyatt McCormick Place hotel an additional connection is required. Options for the second connection are Taxi (~$10), METRA train ($2.25), and CTA Bus ($2.25). To connect from the L to the METRA or CTA bus stop involves a short walk of a few blocks.
The CTA web site includes a Trip Planner with links to Google Transit and Goroo which suggest routes including real-time scheduling. The following are options.
From O’Hare take the Blue Line L from Terminal #2 to the Jackson stop for Taxi or walk 3 blocks east to Michigan Avenue CTA Bus 3 King Drive bus stop or walk 3 blocks east on Michigan and 1 block south to Van Buren to METRA Van Buren Station connection to McCormick Place Station.
From Midway take the Orange Line L from Ticketing on Level 2 to the Roosevelt stop for Taxi or walk 2 blocks east to Michigan Avenune CTA Bus 3 King Drive bus stop.
Taxis in Chicago
Taxi fare finder http://chicago.taxiwiz.com
- Most cabs can accept credit cards as payment. However, it’s a good idea to ask your driver ahead of time, especially if you don’t have enough cash.
- Cab fare in Chicago starts at $2.25 (once the cab begins driving) and increases $0.20 for each 1/9th of a mile. Look for a meter in the front seat to monitor your fare.''
- Most cabs charge flat rates from downtown Chicago to O’Hare or Midway Airport. This rate is usually posted in your cab.
- If you have one additional passenger between the ages of 12 and 65, there is an additional $1 charge. There is a $0.50 charge for each passenger after that.
- To cover rising gas costs, a new ordinance allows a surcharge of $1 to be added to all fares if the average gas price in Chicago exceeds $3.20 for seven consecutive business days.
- It is standard to tip the driver about 15 percent of the fare. An additional $1 or $2 per bag can be added if the driver helps you with luggage.
- If you’re including the cab ride as a business expense, request a receipt.