Airport Transportation Guide

What you need to know about getting to the airport

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Limo or shuttle services are available from Wheaton College to either Chicago airport.  These serve as good options if the scheduled Wheaton College group shuttle times don't work with your flight schedule, you get in late at night, or if public transportation seems daunting.  Prices fluctuate but are usually between $40-$50 depending on which airport you're headed to.  Advance reservations are often required. 

Shuttle services Wheaton students have used:

Bill's Limo Dispatch 630.961.5500
American Taxi  847.255.9600
Universal Taxi  888.344.TAXI
G.O. Airport Express  773.247.1200

Driving Directions to O'Hare (ORD) Airport
Approximately 40 mins. in non-rush hour traffic

  • East on Roosevelt to I-355 north
  • North on I-355 to I-290 east
  • East on I-290 to I-294 north
  • North on I-294 to the O'Hare exit (I-190W)
  • Follow signs to O'Hare

Driving Directions to Midway (MDW) Airport
Approximately 50 mins in non-rush hour traffic

  • East on Roosevelt to I-355 south
  • South on I-355 north toward Chicago
  • Exit 286 (Cicero) and turn right
  • Follow signs to Midway

Public Transportation to O'Hare (ORD)
Leave several hours ahead of flight departure

  • Take the Metra to Ogilvie Transportation Center from either Wheaton Train Station
         -check Metra schedule at metrarail.com
  • Walk down Madison St. (east) toward Lake Michigan (left out of Ogilvie)
  • Turn left on Dearborn St. and walk one block
  • Take stairs to the CTA Washington Station
  • Take CTA Blue Line to O'Hare (This line goes both ways-be sure you're headed toward O'Hare.)
        -buy a CTA card for trip to O'Hare

Public Transportation to Midway (MDW)
Leave several hours ahead of flight departure

  • Take the Metra to Ogilvie Transportation Center
  • Walk down Madison St. (east) toward lake Michigan (left out of Ogilvie)
  • Turn left on Wells St. and enter the Washington/Wells Station
  • Take the CTA Orange Line to Midway
       -buy a CTA card for trip to Midway

 

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