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Travel to Illinois

Flying to Illinois

The major airport is: Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

Airport Guides

Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Code

ORD

Location

Chicago O'Hare International Airport is situated 29km (18 miles) northwest of Chicago.

Tel

+1 800 832 6352

Address

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Chicago Midway International Airport

Code

MDW

Location

Chicago Midway International Airport is situated 16km (10 miles) southwest of central Chicago.

Tel

+1 800 832 6352

Address

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Flight times

From London to Chicago is 8 hours 40 minutes, and from New York is 2 hours.

Departure tax

None.

Travelling to Illinois by Rail

Downtown Chicago's Union Station is the focal point of the Amtrak rail passenger network (tel: 1 800 872 7245, in the USA only; www.amtrak.com). Three of the four transcontinental lines converge here and it is also the northern terminus of north-south lines to San Antonio and New Orleans. A sixth line runs northeast to Toronto (Canada), with connections to Montreal. Services to neighbouring cities are limited.

Approximate rail journey times:
From Chicago on the 'Pennsylvanian' to New York is 21 hours; on the 'Capitol' to Washington, DC is 17 hours 45 minutes.

Driving to Illinois

Getting to Illinois by boat