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.

For those staying at the Palmer House Hilton, there will be shuttle service to/from the Hilton Chicago. On Sunday, the shuttle will run from noon to midnight. Monday through Thursday the shuttle will run from 6:00am to 10:00am and 4:00pm to midnight.

Transportation Options

By Air

O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Distance from Hilton Chicago: 19 miles
    • Drive time: ~45 minutes
    • Taxi fare (one way): $50.00
  • Distance from Palmer House Hilton: 18 miles
    • Drive time: ~45 minutes
    • Taxi fare (one way): $50.00
Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
  • Distance from Hilton Chicago: 11 miles
    • Drive time: ~30 minutes
    • Taxi fare (one way): $35.00
  • Distance from Palmer House Hilton: 11 miles
    • Drive time: ~45 minutes
    • Taxi fare (one way): $45.00

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.

For those staying at the Palmer House Hilton, there will be shuttle service between the hotels Monday – Thursday from 6:00am to 10:00 am and 4:00pm to midnight. On Sunday the shuttle will run from noon to midnight.

Hilton Chicago

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
Palmer House

O’Hare

  • Take the CTA Blue Line to the Monroe Station
    • Trains run 24 hours a day and depart every 3 to 10 minutes (depending on the day of the week)
  • Walk 0.2 miles to hotel
  • Cost: $5.00
  • Time: 50 minutes

Midway

  • Take the CTA Orange Line to the Harold Washington Library-State/VanBuren Station
    • Trains run from 3:30am to 1:00am on weekdays (3:30am on Saturday and Sunday)
    • Trains depart every 5 to 13 minutes (dependent on the day of the week)
  • Walk 0.3 miles to hotel
  • Cost: $2.50
  • Time: 30 minutes
Shuttle

Super Shuttle and Go Airport Express are options 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 O’Hare International and Hilton Chicago or The Drake is approximately $35.00 – $50.00 (each way). The same trip to/from Chicago Midway International Airport is approximately $25.00 – $35.00.

Rideshare (Uber, Lyft)

Estimated fare (one way between airport and hotels):

  • ORD: ~$35.00 – $40.00
  • MDW: ~$25.00 – $30.00

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.