Flying to Chicago

If you choose to fly to Chicago for your visit, there are two major commercial airports in the Chicago area: O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport.


Midway International Airport is approximately eight miles west of the University of Chicago campus. Midway is easily accessible from our campus by public transportation, car, shuttle, and taxi.


O’Hare International Airport is approximately 30 miles northwest and is also accessible from our campus by public transportation, shuttle, car, and taxi.

Getting to and from the airports

Public Transit

Taxis and Cabs

If you wish to take a taxi from either airport to our campus, simply follow the signs at the airport to the taxi stand. A taxi from O’Hare will cost approximately $50–60, and from Midway the fare will be approximately $30.

There are several ways to get a taxi from our campus to the airport.

Walk to the taxi stand in front of the University of Chicago Medical Center at the corner of Maryland Avenue and East 58th Street.

Call a cab from one of the main Chicago cab companies: Yellow Cab or Checker Cab. They can both be reached by dialing 312.829.4222. Plan to call at least an hour before your pick-up time.

Call the Quadrangle Livery Car Service to get a ride to airport. Their phone number is 773.418.8228. You can also email them at This is a private car service and the rates will be higher than taxi cab rates.