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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.

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. Uber and Lyft both operate at the airport.

The single terminal at Chicago Midway is pleasant, 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.


The airport is located eight miles (13km) from downtown Chicago.

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. There are also bus services from the airport to throughout the city. The Continental Airport Express has door-to-door service on shuttles leaving every 15 minutes.


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Car rental

There are several car rental agencies based at Chicago Midway.

Airport Taxis

There are taxis available from the airport lower level to downtown Chicago or any other destination.


The airport offers restaurants, cafes, gift shops, a business centre, yoga room, ATMs and a chapel.


There is a six-level parking garage attached to the airport by a covered walkway. Complimentary shuttle buses to the terminals run every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day.



WiFi is provided throughout the airport.

Business Lounges

There are few business facilities at Chicago Midway, however nearby hotels such as 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.