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Transportation to Illinois Tech

O’Hare International Airport Arrivals

The main airport in Chicago, O'Hare International Airport, is also one of the world’s largest and busiest. When your flight arrives at the international terminal, you may spend two hours retrieving your luggage and getting through immigration. If you are entering the United States at a different location than Chicago, please make sure to allow sufficient time for connecting flights.


We are excited to welcome you to campus this Fall! If you are flying into O'Hare International Airport, we are offering a  free shuttle bus from O'Hare International Terminal 5 to Illinois Tech's Mies campus. The shuttle bus will operate from Monday, August 7th to Monday August 14th. Buses will leave Terminal 5 at 10 am and 5 pm on the scheduled days. Current Illinois Tech students will be there to meet you at the airport and accompany you on the bus. Light snacks and beverages will be provided on the shuttle. Below you can register for a spot on a shuttle. If the time slot is full please add yourself to the waitlist to see if we can accommodate you. 

Shuttles dates and times are below; please choose a day and the time to register:  Shuttle Link


Follow the airport signs to the taxi stand outside the terminal. Only accept rides from taxis that queue at this location. The fare is metered and there is a separate charge for luggage. Sign-Up: Click here. Cost: $50, approximately (plus 15% tip) Time: about 45 minutes


Leave O'Hare every five to ten minutes. Tickets may be purchased at the kiosk outside of the International Terminal and at the lower levels of Terminals 1, 2, and 3 at the counters across from the baggage claim. Continental Airport Express also offers shuttles to northern suburban locations.  Cost:  $40 (plus $5 tip), approximately.


The Chicago Transit Authority O’Hare elevated train (the "L") station is located at Terminal 2. If you arrive at another terminal, you will need to take the trains inside O’Hare to get to Terminal 2. Then, take the Blue Line to the Jackson stop and change to the Red Line toward Dan Ryan/95th. The Illinois Tech stop is at Sox/35th Street. You will exit the train station toward 35th Street. Cost: $2.50. Trip length: 1.5 hours, approximately. For more information, go to

Midway International Airport Arrivals


Cost: $35 (plus 15% tip), approximately. Trip length: 20-30 minutes, depending upon traffic. There is a taxi stand at ground level outside the arrival area of each terminal at Midway Airport.



Follow the signs in the terminal to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) elevated (the "L") train station. Take the CTA Orange Line toward the Loop/Downtown to the Roosevelt stop. Then change to the Green Line train in the  direction of Ashland/63rd. The Illinois Tech stop at 35th/Bronzeville/IIT is located one block south of Main Campus. For more information, go to

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