Transportation Guide

The conference will take place at the Hilton Chicago, located at 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60605. Parking is available:

Parking

Parking is available at a steeply discounted rate of $27.50 for 24 hours, and it includes in-and-out privileges.

Transportation Options

By Air

O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Distance from hotel: 19 miles
  • Drive time: ~45 minutes
  • Taxi fare (one way): $50.00
Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
  • Distance from hotel: 11 miles
  • Drive time: ~30 minutes
  • Taxi fare (one way): $35.00

Hotel to/from Airport

Public Transporation (Train)

Our members that are Chicago natives, suggest the trains as the best alternative, especially during peak traffic times.

O’Hare

  • Take the CTA Blue Line to the Jackson Station
    • Trains run 24 hours a day and depart every 3 to 10 minutes (depending on the day of the week)
  • Walk 0.6 miles to the hotel
    • Alternatively, may transfer to a bus (may require you to get off the Blue Line at a station other than Jackson) that will take you to the Balbo & Michigan stop, which is 300 feet from the hotel.
  • Cost: $5.00
  • Time: 1 hour

Midway

  • Take the CTA Orange Line to the Roosevelt Station
    • Trains run from 3:30am to 1:00am on weekdays (4:00am or 4:30am on Saturday and Sunday)
    • Trains depart every 5 to 13 minutes (dependent on the day of the week)
  • Walk 0.5 miles to the hotel
  • Cost: $2.50
  • Time: 30 minutes
Shuttle

Super Shuttle is one option for both O’Hare and Midway.

Due to the low numbers using shuttles in past years, AMUG has not negotiated a reduced fare with any shuttle companies.

Taxi

The estimated taxi fare (one way) between Hilton Chicago and O’Hare International is approximately $50.00 (each way). The same trip to/from Chicago Midway International Airport is approximately $35.00.

Rideshare (Uber, Lyft)

Estimated fare (one way between airport and hotel):

  • ORD: ~$40.00
  • MDW: ~$25.00

Pickup areas:

  • ORD: domestic flights-departures level in Rideshare Pickup zone; international flights-arrivals level Rideshare Pickup zone.
  • MDW: arrivals level (near baggage claim); exit through door 4, cross the street, and meet your driver in the center lane.