Chicago Midway Airport

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)


The smaller of Chicago's two airports, Chicago Midway International Airport is an important air traffic hub for the Midwest, offering service on several low-cost airlines to dozens of cities across the US. The majority of Midway's 250,000 flights each year are provided by budget carrier Southwest Airlines to destinations like Denver, Minneapolis, Orlando and Las Vegas.

Located eight miles (13km) from downtown Chicago, Midway is well-connected to both the city and sister airport Chicago O'Hare by efficient public transport, including buses and the famous elevated 'L' train.

The single terminal at Chicago Midway is a pleasant place, with a centralised shopping and dining area called Midway Boulevard. The airport even has a multimedia Battle of Midway Memorial with 3D holographic projections of World War II ships and airplanes.


10 miles from Chicago between interstates I-90 and I-55

Getting to the city

Passengers transfering to Chicago can rent a car, or hire a limo or taxi. The Chicago Transit Authority's Orange Line runs from the airport to downtown Chicago, and Continental Airport Express has door-to-door service on shuttles leaving every 15 minutes.


Tel: +1 (773) 838-0600. Email: aviation@flychicago.com

Car rental

There are several car rental agencies based at Chicago Midway.

Airport Taxis

There are taxis available from the airport to downtown Chicago or any other destination. A taxi from Midway Airport to downtown Chicago costs roughly $30.


The airport offers restaurants, cafes, gift shops, a business centre, ATMs and a chapel. Wireless internet costs $6.95 for a 24-hour period.


There is a six-level parking garage attached to the airport by a covered walkway, offering short-term rates ranging from $4 for the first hour to $10 for four hours, and long-term parking charges $10 for up to eight hours and a daily rate of $29. There are complimentary shuttle buses to the terminals running every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day.




Flights to Chicago Midway International Airport are provided by Southwest Airlines, AirTran Airways, Frontier Airlines, Delta, and Porter Airlines.


Wifi is provided throughout the airport by Boingo, and passengers can purchase prepaid cards for $6.95, giving them unlimited browsing time for 24 hours.

Business Lounges

There are few business facilities at Chicago Midway, however nearby hotels like the Chicago Marriott Midway provide all the business and conference facilities anyone could possibly need.

Chicago Midway Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.