When to book Chicago flights
Chicago is no stranger to the seasons, so when you travel to Chi-town, be sure to pack accordingly. Despite dramatically varying temperatures, each season offers something unique to Chicago’s tourists. Cold temperatures in the winter are ideal for exploring the Adler Planetarium and applauding after a performance at the Chicago Theatre; whereas the warm winds of spring are conducive to playing in the arcade at Navy Pier and beaming at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Travelers flock to the city during the summer to cheer on the Cubs at Wrigley Field and sing along at the Lollapalooza music festival. And even if you travel to Chicago in autumn, you’ll be met with events such as the Windy City Wine Festival and the Chicago International Film Festival.
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Book your flight into either the O’Hare International Airport (ORD) or the Midway International Airport (MDW). O’Hare is a mere 17 miles west of the downtown district while Midway is roughly 11 miles southwest of the city. O’Hare transports close to 55 million passengers each year and is one of the busiest airports in the world. Although Midway has less traffic, it still serves close to 19 million passengers each year. Fortunately, the city of Chicago is very eco-conscious and works to reduce their environmental impact. These efforts are visible at both the ORD and MDW facilities, through programs that monitor waste management, water conservation, and electricity usage.
Transportation from the Airport
Chicago is a bustling hub known for its convenient and numerous public transportation options. If you are arriving at O’Hare, use the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) Blue Line train. This railway will take you to the Forest Park terminal in downtown Chicago where you’ll have the option to hop on a connecting line. Additionally, Metra’s North Central Service train transports passengers to Union Station downtown as well as the north central suburbs.
Adversely, from the Midway Airport you can take CTA’s Orange Line train which makes frequent stops from the airport to downtown Chicago. Both airports are serviced by Pace buses as well throughout the city and its surrounding neighborhoods.
What’s more, you always have the option to rent a car ahead of time here on Expedia.com. This way, you can avoid the hassle of navigating bus routes and focus on enjoying your trip to the Windy City instead.