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Chicago O’hare Airport (ORD)

About the Airport

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (IATA: ORD) is located on the Far Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois, 16.5 miles (28 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop (The Loop is the central business district or downtown of Chicago). We could say that O’Hare is the international gateway to much of the American Midwest.

There is another airport serving the Chicago metropolitan area: Midway International Airport (MDW), about 10 miles (16 km) closer to the Loop.

This is one of the biggest airports in the world (is the sixth-busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic), serving more than 200 destinations, and it sometimes has frequents delays and cancellations. For this reason there are plenty of hotels in the O’Hare area.

O’Hare has 4 numbered passenger terminals with nine lettered concourses and a total of 182 gates. Terminals 1, 2 (that will be demolished soon), and 3 allow airside connections and Terminal 5 are separated from the other terminals by a set of taxiways that cross over the airport’s access road.

Airport Address and GPS Coordinates
10000 W O’Hare Ave, Chicago, IL 60666, USA
Phone:+1 800-832-6352
GPS: 41°58′43″N 87°54′17″W

Airlines and Destinations from/to Chicago O’Hare International Airport

Busiest domestic routes from Chicago O’Hare

  • New York–LaGuardia: American, Delta, Spirit, United
  • Los Angeles: American, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America
  • San Francisco: American, Frontier, United, Virgin America
  • Denver: American, Frontier, Spirit, United
  • Dallas/Fort Worth: American, Spirit, United

Busiest International Routes to and from ORD

  • United Kingdom London–Heathrow American, British Airways, United, Virgin Atlantic
  • Canada Toronto–Pearson Air Canada, American, United
  • Japan Tokyo–Narita All Nippon, American, JAL, United
  • Germany Frankfurt Lufthansa, United
  • Mexico Cancún American, Frontier, United

How does the car rental at Chicago O’Hare Airport work?

O’Hare International Airport offers a variety of options for vehicle rentals: from SUVs to hybrids, and compacts to luxury. Each rental car company offers free, 24 hour shuttle service.

Shuttles pick up point: at the Arrivals curb front located on the lower level outside of Baggage Claim. Each terminal has designated areas on the outermost curb front where shuttles board.

For specific information on opening hours, please contact the individual rental car companies.

Car Rental Companies

Car Rental Companies Serving Chicago O’hare Airport (ORD)


Located in Terminal

  • Alamo
    Phone: +1 (888) 8266893
    Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 24 hours.
  • Dollar
    Phone: +1 (866) 4342226
    Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 24 hours.
  • Hertz
    Phone: +1 (773) 6867272, +1 (773) 6862347 (after 17:00)
    Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 24 hours.
  • National
    Phone: +1 (888) 8266890
    Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 24 hours.
  • Thrifty
    Phone: +1 (877) 2830898
    Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 24 hours.
Counters location

Car Rental desks at the airport are located in the Arrivals Hall. Please note that you can make paperwork in terminal, but to pick up the car you must go to the car rental facility, reachable with free shuttle bus transportation. Please follow your voucher instructions.

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Located outside the Terminal (Free Shuttle Bus)

  • Avis
    Phone: +1 773 8254600
    Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 24 hours.
    Cars & Returns: Vehicles are located at 10000 Bessie Coleman Drive.
  • Budget
    Phone: +1 773 8941900
    Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 24 hours.
  • Europcar
    Phone: +1 847 6358031
    Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 07:00 – 21:59.
  • Advantage
    Phone: +1 (800) 7775500
    Opening hours: Monday – Friday 6:00AM – 10:00PM. Saturday 6:00AM – 8:00PM. Sunday: 6:00AM – 10:00PM.
    Address: 2170 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines IL 60018 US.
  • Enterprise
    Phone: +1 847 9283320
    Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 5:00AM – 12:00AM
    Address: 6400 N Schilling Rd, Chicago, IL, US, 60666.
  • Firefly
    Phone: +1 847-233-7399
    Opening hours:
    Address: Schiller Park, IL 60176, USA.
  • Payless
    Phone: +1 224 2200604
    Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 24 hours.
    Address: 4000 N Mannheim Rd, Franklin Park, IL, 60131.
How to find outside pick up location?
  • To pick up the car: Exit terminal and proceed to the Shuttle Bus pick area. The shuttle will bring you to the Car Rental Facility.
    The Car Rental shuttle is located by following the Car Rental signage to the lower level of the Airport Terminal out to the Car Rental pick up area.
  • Avis and Budget Pick up for Airline Passengers: Go to the third lane for Avis Budget Courtesy Bus pick-up then proceed to the Rental Car pick up area.
  • Avis and Budget Pick up for Walk-up renters: Follow signs to lower level baggage claim area. Overhead directional signs will indicate where to exit for Rental car buses.
  • Payless pick up: 24 hour shuttle pick up at the Car Rental Loading Zones located outside the Lower Level Baggage Areas.
Other Ground Transportation

More Ground Transportation Options at Chicago O’hare Airport (ORD)


TRAIN

CTA Trains provide direct service to O’Hare airport. The CTA Blue Line runs between the Loop and O’Hare every 5-15 minutes, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. From Downtown, the Blue Line runs to O’Hare in about 45. The CTA Blue Line station is located right within the airport offering easy access for passengers.

  • Cost: $ 5 from anywhere in the city.
  • Location: Lower level of Terminal 2.

On foot from the platform to the ticket counters should take about 5-10 minutes for Terminals 2 or 3, slightly more for Terminal 1, and a great deal longer for the International Terminal 5.

For additional information on the CTA or another specific fare information, click here.


TAXI

There are Taxi Stands at the lower level curb front (outside of Baggage Claim) at each terminal. Taxi service is available to Chicago and suburban destinations.

Fares: an average fare from O’Hare to downtown Chicago is $30-40


SHUTTLE & BUS

The Bus/Shuttle Center is the central pickup location for the shuttles and regional buses.

  • Location: Level 1 of the Main Parking Garage between Elevator Centers 3 and 4.
  • Shuttle Bus Times
    • 5:00 am to 11:00 pm: shuttle buses run between Lot E and the O’Hare Transfer Station every 5-7 minutes.
    • 11:00 pm to 5:00 am: shuttle buses run continuously between Lot E and the O’Hare Transfer Station based on passenger needs.

Coach USA Tri State/United Limo offers hourly service between O’Hare and Midway from early morning to late evening. Allow at least one hour for travel time between the two airports.

  • Pick up point: at the Bus/Shuttle Center, Level 1 of the main parking garage (between Elevator Centers 3 and 4).

METRA

Metra (a commuter railroad in the Chicago metropolitan area) offers commuter train service throughout the Chicagoland area. Metra’s North Central Service train line offers weekday service connecting downtown Chicago’s Union Station to the north central suburbs, terminating at Antioch.

Travelers coming from O’Hare International Airport terminals can use the O’Hare Transfer Station to access Metra’s North Central Service trains to downtown or the suburbs.

  • The Station is located on the northeast side of O’Hare at Zemke and Mannheim Roads.
  • Directions:
    • From the terminals: Take the ATS to Economy Lot E or Kiss ‘n’ Fly.
    • From the Kiss ‘N’ Fly drop-off: Board the airport shuttle bus for a quick ride to the O’Hare Transfer Station.

For more information about times and fares, click here.

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