Transfers to and from Chicago Midway Airport

Chicago Midway International Airport Transfers

When you arrive at Chicago’s Midway International Airport there are several options of transferring to your destination. Before proceeding to exiting the Baggage Claim area, please make sure to collect your entire luggage.

Rental Cars

All rental car companies at Chicago Midway Airport are housed in the rental car facility located close by. Free shuttles transfer customers between the airport terminal and the facility every 15 minutes at all times.

Buses

There are two companies providing bus services between Midway airport and central Chicago or suburban Chicago, The Chicago Transit Authority, CTA, and Pace.

The buses depart and arrive at CTA Midway Transportation Center just east of the airport terminal, connected with the terminal through an enclosed walkway, with signs throughout the airport to “CTA Trains” or “Trains to City” as the bus station and the train station are in the same place.

CTA – serves the airport and central Chicago with nine routes from and to the airport.

Pace – serves the airport and Chicago suburbs through seven routes to and from the airport.

Fares can be paid in exact change in the fare box on the buses, or through the Ventra account system, and Pace also accepts payment with contactless credit cards on their buses. Paying on the bus is slightly more expensive than the Ventra option, although the Ventra card has to be purchased for $5 so it only makes sense if you are planning to do several trips with public transportation. The card also works on the “L” trains.

Shuttles and Private Transfers

There are different types of shuttles and private transfers at Midway airport. These shuttles depart and arrive at different locations depending on their service. Hotel Shuttles are arranged by hotels in the Chicago area to transfer their guests to and from the airport. Airport Parking Shuttles run between the Economy Parking options, the Daily Lot and the airport terminal. Off-Site Parking Shuttles transfer travelers between the off-site parking lots and the airport terminal.

Regional Buses

There are regional buses, charter buses and River Valley Metro departing from different locations outside the airport to different parts of the surrounding area, including some other states.

Taxis

The licensed taxis can be found in the taxi ranks on the curb front on the lower level of the terminal or in the departure area. Taxis found outside of these places are not licensed and should not be accepted.

Taxis are metered based on time and mileage and are available on a first come, first serve basis.

The average fare from the airport to downtown Chicago is $35-40 and takes around 30 minutes, all depending on the traffic conditions at the time of the journey.

Flat rate shared taxi rides are available to fixed destinations if there are multiple parties available for the trip.

There are multiple taxi companies offering the service to transfer travelers to Midway International Airport. In some areas taxis are easy to come by and in others they have to be ordered.

Wheelchair accessible vehicles are available at pre-order through Curb Mobility at +1 888 928-2277.

If a limousine has been pre-ordered there are certain instructions to follow for pick-up depending on what has been pre-arranged. The limousine company will inform you further.

Rideshare companies offer their services for pre-arrangement through their separate applications or digital platforms with the loading zone outside Door 4, outside the Baggage Claim on the Lower Level.

Train

The CTA “L” Orange Line services Midway International Airport and downtown Chicago from early morning until after midnight.

They run on elevated tracks from the airport to downtown, clockwise around the Loop and back to the airport. The travel time between downtown Chicago and the airport is 20-25 minutes.

Fares are purchased with cash or credit through vending machines at the train stations, or using the Ventra account/card.

Don't forget - if you plan to travel during your stay, it might be more economical to rent a car at Chicago Midway Airport.

Private Transfer Customer Reviews

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Types of Private Transfers available at Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)

Vehicle Type Passengers Suitcases Description Examples Book
Economy
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4 3 An affordable option for 1-4 travellers VW Golf, Ford Focus, Opel Astra, Audi A3, BMW 3, etc.
Comfort
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4 3 Suggested for longer distance trips with comfort VW Passat, Toyota Camry, Toyota Fortuner, Chevrolet Suburban, etc.
Minivan
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4 4 Ideal combination of space and comfort for up to 4 people VW Touran, Ford Galaxy, Opel Zefira, Peugeot 807, etc.

Vehicle examples are only indicative and may vary depending on availability at the time of transfer..

Private Airport Transfers at Chicago Midway Airport - FAQ

How much does it cost to transfer from Chicago Midway Airport MDW to Southwest Side District Chicago?
Depending on the type of transfer required - transfers from Chicago Midway Airport MDW to Southwest Side District Chicago start from $111 to around $117 per transfer.
How much does it cost to transfer from Chicago Midway Airport MDW to South Side District Chicago?
Depending on the type of transfer required - transfers from Chicago Midway Airport MDW to South Side District Chicago start from $111 to around $117 per transfer.
How much does it cost to transfer from Chicago Midway Airport MDW to Central District Chicago?
Depending on the type of transfer required - transfers from Chicago Midway Airport MDW to Central District Chicago start from $111 to around $117 per transfer.
How much does it cost to transfer from Chicago Midway Airport MDW to North Side District Chicago?
Depending on the type of transfer required - transfers from Chicago Midway Airport MDW to North Side District Chicago start from $111 to around $117 per transfer.
How much does it cost to transfer from Chicago Midway Airport MDW to Chicago OHare Airport?
Depending on the type of transfer required - transfers from Chicago Midway Airport MDW to Chicago OHare Airport start from $117 to around $123 per transfer.
How much does it cost to transfer from South Side District Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport MDW?
Depending on the type of transfer required - transfers from South Side District Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport MDW start from $111 to around $117 per transfer.
How much does it cost to transfer from Southwest Side District Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport MDW?
Depending on the type of transfer required - transfers from Southwest Side District Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport MDW start from $111 to around $117 per transfer.
How much does it cost to transfer from North Side District Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport MDW?
Depending on the type of transfer required - transfers from North Side District Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport MDW start from $111 to around $117 per transfer.
How much does it cost to transfer from Central District Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport MDW?
Depending on the type of transfer required - transfers from Central District Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport MDW start from $111 to around $117 per transfer.
How much does it cost to transfer from Chicago OHare Airport to Chicago Midway Airport MDW?
Depending on the type of transfer required - transfers from Chicago OHare Airport to Chicago Midway Airport MDW start from $117 to around $123 per transfer.
What private transfer options are available at Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)?
The following private transfer options are available Chicago Midway Airport MDW:
  • Economy - 4 Passengers, 3 Bags.
  • Comfort - 4 Passengers, 3 Bags.
  • Minivan - 4 Passengers, 4 Bags.
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Which vehicles are available for private transfers at Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)?
The following private transfer vehicles are available at Chicago Midway Airport MDW:
  • Economy - VW Golf, Ford Focus, Opel Astra, Audi A3, BMW 3, etc.
  • Comfort - VW Passat, Toyota Camry, Toyota Fortuner, Chevrolet Suburban, etc.
  • Minivan - VW Touran, Ford Galaxy, Opel Zefira, Peugeot 807, etc.
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What is the cheapest type of private transfer between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) and Southwest Side District Chicago?
The cheapest type of private transfer between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) and Southwest Side District Chicago is Comfort starting from $111 per one transfer. - Book now.
What is the cheapest type of private transfer between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) and South Side District Chicago?
The cheapest type of private transfer between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) and South Side District Chicago is Economy starting from $111 per one transfer. - Book now.
What is the cheapest type of private transfer between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) and Central District Chicago?
The cheapest type of private transfer between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) and Central District Chicago is Comfort starting from $111 per one transfer. - Book now.
What is the cheapest type of private transfer between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) and North Side District Chicago?
The cheapest type of private transfer between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) and North Side District Chicago is Comfort starting from $111 per one transfer. - Book now.
What is the cheapest type of private transfer between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) and Chicago OHare Airport?
The cheapest type of private transfer between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) and Chicago OHare Airport is Comfort starting from $117 per one transfer. - Book now.
How far is Southwest Side District Chicago from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)?
Southwest Side District Chicago is 9KM from Chicago Midway Airport and will take approximately 18 minutes to arrive by private transfer - Book now
How far is South Side District Chicago from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)?
South Side District Chicago is 11KM from Chicago Midway Airport and will take approximately 20 minutes to arrive by private transfer - Book now
How far is Central District Chicago from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)?
Central District Chicago is 18KM from Chicago Midway Airport and will take approximately 40 minutes to arrive by private transfer - Book now
How far is North Side District Chicago from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)?
North Side District Chicago is 20KM from Chicago Midway Airport and will take approximately 32 minutes to arrive by private transfer - Book now
How far is Chicago OHare Airport from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)?
Chicago OHare Airport is 30KM from Chicago Midway Airport and will take approximately 35 minutes to arrive by private transfer - Book now
How long does it take to transfer between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) + Southwest Side District Chicago?
It will take approximately 18 minutes to transfer between Chicago Midway Airport and Southwest Side District Chicago by private vehicle, it's approximately 9KM - Book now
How long does it take to transfer between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) + South Side District Chicago?
It will take approximately 20 minutes to transfer between Chicago Midway Airport and South Side District Chicago by private vehicle, it's approximately 11KM - Book now
How long does it take to transfer between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) + Central District Chicago?
It will take approximately 40 minutes to transfer between Chicago Midway Airport and Central District Chicago by private vehicle, it's approximately 18KM - Book now
How long does it take to transfer between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) + North Side District Chicago?
It will take approximately 32 minutes to transfer between Chicago Midway Airport and North Side District Chicago by private vehicle, it's approximately 20KM - Book now
How long does it take to transfer between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) + Chicago OHare Airport?
It will take approximately 35 minutes to transfer between Chicago Midway Airport and Chicago OHare Airport by private vehicle, it's approximately 30KM - Book now