Chicago Midway International Airport is a major commercial airport situated on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. Midway is around eight miles from the Loop. Here's its address:
Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
5700 S Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL 60638 USA
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Chicago Midway International Airport offers taxi, shuttle services, limousines, private cars, rideshare, public transit, and car rental. Several airport transfers are available to take you to your desired destination in or around the city.
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Midway Airport Shuttles
One of the cheapest and most convenient means to travel is by taking a shared-ride shuttle from Midway International Airport. Learn more about MDW Airport’s shuttles and buses below.
Go Airport Express is known for its affordable and convenient airport transportation services, including shared airport transfers and door-to-door transportation. You can find their ticket counter and loading zone at Door 3, on the lower level across from Baggage Claim. Reservations for transfers between the airport and downtown aren't necessary, but you can book a seat through their website or by calling (888) 284-3826. The map below shows the location of the Airport Express ticket counter at MDW.
Ride Apps or TNCs are available at Chicago Midway International Airport. To request a ride, download their application on your phone or tablet. Upon booking a ride, take note of the driver’s name, plate number, and vehicle type, and confirm all of it before entering the vehicle. The pick-up location for rideshare services is on the ground or lower level, outside of Baggage Claim, Door 4.
Here are the approximate fares for rides to and from the downtown area:
- Connect: $23
- UberX: $24
- Comfort: $30
- Lyft: $28
- XL: $38
- Lux: $45
Learn more about pick-ups and fares to other popular destinations in the comprehensive guide to Uber at Midway Airport!
Airport Taxi Service
If you’re thinking of taking a cab to the city or any suburban destination around Chicago, look for taxi stands on the lower level in front of the terminals. Before you get in, check if the taxi has a working meter to calculate the fare. An average fare from Midway Airport to downtown Chicago is $35 to $40. If you need a wheelchair-accessible vehicle, call 888 928-2277 in advance to arrange it.
Rental cars are the most flexible and independent transfer that can assist you in exploring the area and checking out all the city's attractions. The rental car shuttle pick-up is located at Lower Level Door #2, and the RC facility is at 5150 W. 55th Street. Shuttles run 24/7 every 15 minutes. Here’s a list of car rental companies at MDW Airport along with their contact details:
What’s a more luxurious way of exploring the city than to get transported with limousines? Upon arrival at the airport, you can find a list of pre-arranged limousine services posted near the Ground Transportation Information Booth located on the Baggage Claim level near carousel #4. Call the limo service once you have collected your luggage from the baggage claim area. They will provide a license plate number, the description of the car, and the meeting point at the airport.
Pace Buses go throughout Chicago and its suburbs and collect passengers at both airports. Their pick-up and drop-off spots are near the Midway Transportation Center. Here are the Pace routes that serve Midway Airport: Route 379, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, and 390. The one-way cash fare is $2.25.
CTA Buses are also available at the Midway Transportation Center. Many routes serve MDW Airport and can help you get to any location within the city. The one-way bus fare is also $2.25, while the one-day pass is $10.
To discover which regional buses stop at the airport, go through the list below:
- Act II Transportation offers service between Davenport, Iowa, Midway, and O'Hare Airports
- Coach USA Airport Supersaver runs to and from Crestwood, Highland, Portage, Michigan City
- Coach USA/Van Galder provides rides to Rockford, South Beloit, Janesville, and Madison
- Peoria Charter connects MDW passengers with Joliet, Pontiac, Normal, Morton, and Peoria
CTA Orange Line offers convenient and affordable transit service to MDW from downtown. These trains are famously known in Chicago as the “L” with the one-way fare of only $2.50. The station is placed east of the airport terminal building at the Midway Transportation Center. Follow signs “CTA Trains” or “Trains to City” to get there.
Check out the location of the CTA Orange Line station:
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