O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is an international airport located on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois, 14 miles (23 km) northwest of the Loop business district. The airport is also called as O’Hare Airport, Chicago O’Hare, or simply O’Hare and is controlled and managed by Chicago Department of Aviation.

The airport has non-stop flights to 228 destinations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

Ground Transportation: Getting To and from the Airport

The most economical public transit system is facilitated by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). It operates bus and train services to and from the airport. The Blue Line trains are the easiest and most affordable way to get to O’Hare via public transit. The Blue Line offers 24 hour service with more frequent service during weekday morning and evening rush hours.
Metra operates train services to and from the airport. The halt station is O’Hare Transfer Station itself. Shuttle buses run between the terminals and the O’Hare Transfer Station every 5-7 minutes.
Pace has its bus services marked as route no 250 (from O’Hare’s Economy Lot E main bus shelter to the Des Plaines

Metra station and east to downtown Evanston via Dempster Avenue) and 330 (O’Hare’s Economy Lot E main bus shelter to Archer Ave/Harlem Ave in Summit).

Taxi, Limo and Rideshare are available too. Booking can be made in advance or upfront. Both online and offline through kiosk modes available.

Top Carriers by Passenger Traffic Share

Airlines No. of Passengers Passenger Share %
United 21,505 31.76
American 17,781 26.26
Envoy Air 6,059 8.95
SkyWest 6,007 8.87
Spirit 3,194 4.72
Other 13,158 19.43

Top 10 Destination Airports, Airlines, Nonstop Flight Time

Destinations Airlines No. of stops Flight Time
New York (NY), LGA American, Spirit, United, Delta Nonstop 2 hours 07 minutes
Los Angeles (CA), LAX American, Spirit, United Nonstop 4 hours 32 minutes
Dallas/Fort Worth (TX), DFW American, United Nonstop 2 hours 32 minutes
San Francisco (CA), SFO American, United Nonstop 4 hours 41 minutes
Denver (CO), DEN American, United, Frontier, Spirit Nonstop 2 hours 44 minutes
Boston (MA), BOS United, Delta, JetBlue Nonstop 2 hours 15 minutes
Atlanta (CA), ATL United, Delta, American Nonstop 2 hours 00 minutes
Phoenix (AZ), PHX United, American, Frontier Nonstop 4 hours 03 minutes
Seattle (WA), SEA Alaska, Delta, United, American Nonstop 4 hours 45 minutes
Minneapolis (MN), MSP Delta, American, Republic Airways Nonstop 1 hour 32 minutes