Getting Around

You'll find Chicago is a very traveler friendly city. With two major airports, an extensive public transportation system, taxi and shuttle services and closely situated events, we think you'll find it easy to get around Chicago during MIR weekend!


O'Hare International Airport is the primary entry point for international and domestic travelers visiting Chicago, and is located 18 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Midway International Airport is the entry point for many budget rate domestic airlines and is located 10 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. For more information about Chicago airports please visit


Airport Express provides convenient transportation to/from both airports and hotels at reasonable rates. Make your reservations online or by phone.


The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) provides affordable transportation by bus or train from both O'Hare and Midway Airports, as well as to and from many sightseeing destinations throughout Chicago. Single ride fares are $5.00 from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and $3.00 from Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW). One-day and three-day transit passes also are available at Ventra vending machines located in each station.
The nearest train/elevated station to the Center on Halsted (COH) is "Addison" on the Red Line.
The nearest train/elevated station to The Vic Theatre is "Belmont" on the Red Line.
Both locations (COH and The Vic) are served by multiple bus routes.  Use the CTA Trip Planner to help plan your transit travels.


Taxi Service is available from both O'Hare and Midway Airports at City of Chicago Taxi Stands outside the baggage claim area at both airports. Have the address of your destination ready for the attendant.

Approximate fare one way to/from O'Hare $30.00 - $35.00
Approximate fare one way to/from Midway $35.00 - $40.00


If you have Uber or Lyft on your phone, feel free to use it to get around!


For those who wish to park near the event, street parking is limited and most major streets have pay-and-display parking requirements. Install the Park Chicago App, use SpotHero, or look for paid parking in one of the nearby garages.