Located approximately 10 miles from Downtown Chicago, Midway Airport (MDW) is Illinois’ second busiest airport. It offers a range of ground transport options which we can detail here.
The CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) Trains can take you right into Chicago in around 25 minutes. The station is right at the airport connected via an enclosed walkway. Simply follow the “CTA Trains” or “Trains to City” signs to the Midway Transportation Center. CTA also offers buses servicing nine routes. More: http://www.transitchicago.com/airports/#mdw
Pace is the local bus service which offers 7 different routes out of the Midway Transportation Center to destinations in downtown Chicago. More: http://www.pacebus.com/sub/schedules/bus_n_fly.asp
Metra provides commuter rail services to 241 stations throughout the region serving Chicago and its suburbs. The nearest Metra station is at Roosevelt Station which connects to the airport via the CTA train. More: https://metrarail.com
For trip planning using any of the above services, to and from, the airport: http://www.rtachicago.com
Taxis are available at the airport on a first come first served basis, located outside the lower levels.
Limousines must be pre-booked and in most cases the driver will meet you at the Baggage Claim area, or may await your call after you have picked up your baggage. Discuss these exact arrangements with your preferred company.
Shuttle services depart from Lower Level Arrivals near door 3. There are shuttles between several destinations downtown, surrounding suburbs and between O’Hare and Midway airports. See the Ground Transportation Information Booth located on the Baggage Claim level near carousel #4.
See our own list of preferred shuttles, taxis and limousines at Midway
Intercity and Interstate Coach
Act II Transportation Serving: Quad Cities – Offers shuttle van service between Davenport, Iowa and both Midway and O’Hare Airports via Interstate 80. Reservations required.
Coach USA/Tri-State Serving: Crestwood; Highland; Portage; Michigan City; South Bend, IN; Notre Dame, IN; Rockford Clock Tower, IL; Rockford Terminal, IL; South Beloit, WI
Peoria Charter Serving: Joliet, IL; Pontiac, IL; Normal (IL State), IL; Morton, IL; Peoria (Bradley), IL.
River Valley Metro Mass Transit District Serving: Kankakee County and the I-57 corridor in Eastern Illinois