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Airports in Illinois

O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

Location

Chicago O'Hare is located 17 miles (27km) northwest of Chicago.

Getting to the city

Blue Line trains run every few minutes between the airport and downtown Chicago 24 hours a day; the journey takes around 50 minutes. For safety reasons travellers are advised against using the Blue Line at night. Travellers can also use the Pace bus service to get to downtown Chicago. Taxi ranks are situated outside the arrivals hall in each of the airport terminals; the fare is around $40 for the 30-45 minute journey from the airport to downtown Chicago.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 773 686 2200 or 773 686 3700.

see full airport guide


General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport (PIA)

Location

The airport is situated five miles (8km) west of the city of Peoria.

Getting to the city

Taxis, airport shuttles and rental cars are available at the airport. CityLink buses on Route 7 (the Garden Route) access Peoria International Airport between roughly 6.30am and 6pm on weekdays, and between 8.30am and 5pm on Saturdays. Late night access is offered via bus Route 13. Uber and other similar mobile app based taxi services are also available.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

see full airport guide


Quad City International Airport (MLI)

Location

The airport is located three miles (5km) from downtown Moline.

Getting to the city

The airport is accessible via the METRO bus, on Route 20 Blue. The METRO bus departs from the bus stop in front of the terminal twice an hour. Monday to Friday, operating hours are from 6.10am to 6.10pm; and on Saturdays from 8.40am to 6.10pm. There is no bus service on major holidays.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

see full airport guide


Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

Location

The airport is located eight miles (13km) from downtown Chicago.

Getting to the city

Passengers transfering to Chicago can rent a car, or hire a limo or taxi. The Chicago Transit Authority's Orange Line runs from the airport to downtown Chicago. There are also bus services from the airport to throughout the city. The Continental Airport Express has door-to-door service on shuttles leaving every 15 minutes.

Contacts

Tel: +1 (773) 838-0600. Email: aviation@flychicago.com

see full airport guide


Central Illinois Regional Airport Bloomington-Normal (BMI)

Location

The airport is situated five miles (8km) east of Bloomington.

Getting to the city

The Tan line of the Connect-Transit bus service provides transport to the airport via the 'CIRA Terminal' stop. Taxis and rental cars are also available at the airport.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

see full airport guide


Chicago O'Hare International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

Airports in Illinois

O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

Location

Chicago O'Hare is located 17 miles (27km) northwest of Chicago.

Getting to the city

Blue Line trains run every few minutes between the airport and downtown Chicago 24 hours a day; the journey takes around 50 minutes. For safety reasons travellers are advised against using the Blue Line at night. Travellers can also use the Pace bus service to get to downtown Chicago. Taxi ranks are situated outside the arrivals hall in each of the airport terminals; the fare is around $40 for the 30-45 minute journey from the airport to downtown Chicago.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 773 686 2200 or 773 686 3700.

see full airport guide


General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport (PIA)

Location

The airport is situated five miles (8km) west of the city of Peoria.

Getting to the city

Taxis, airport shuttles and rental cars are available at the airport. CityLink buses on Route 7 (the Garden Route) access Peoria International Airport between roughly 6.30am and 6pm on weekdays, and between 8.30am and 5pm on Saturdays. Late night access is offered via bus Route 13. Uber and other similar mobile app based taxi services are also available.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

see full airport guide


Quad City International Airport (MLI)

Location

The airport is located three miles (5km) from downtown Moline.

Getting to the city

The airport is accessible via the METRO bus, on Route 20 Blue. The METRO bus departs from the bus stop in front of the terminal twice an hour. Monday to Friday, operating hours are from 6.10am to 6.10pm; and on Saturdays from 8.40am to 6.10pm. There is no bus service on major holidays.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

see full airport guide


Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

Location

The airport is located eight miles (13km) from downtown Chicago.

Getting to the city

Passengers transfering to Chicago can rent a car, or hire a limo or taxi. The Chicago Transit Authority's Orange Line runs from the airport to downtown Chicago. There are also bus services from the airport to throughout the city. The Continental Airport Express has door-to-door service on shuttles leaving every 15 minutes.

Contacts

Tel: +1 (773) 838-0600. Email: aviation@flychicago.com

see full airport guide


Central Illinois Regional Airport Bloomington-Normal (BMI)

Location

The airport is situated five miles (8km) east of Bloomington.

Getting to the city

The Tan line of the Connect-Transit bus service provides transport to the airport via the 'CIRA Terminal' stop. Taxis and rental cars are also available at the airport.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

see full airport guide


Chicago O'Hare International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.