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<p>Chicago Helicopter Experience provides you the most spectacular, panoramic views of the world's best skyline from the optimal vantage point.   <br />Your journey begins at our downtown just minutes from the “Loop.” You'll check in at our guest center where you can learn fun facts about the city and its history.  Once aloft, you'll glide through the air in one of our luxurious, state-of-the-art aircraft. Our experienced pilots are well versed in the lore of the city, which they'll share throughout your 24-mile journey. You'll marvel at breathtaking vistas of the skyline, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, Willis (Sears) Tower, John Hancock Center, Wrigley Field and so much more. Bring your camera for the optimal photo ops or get our GoPro to record your exhilarating adventure. Once you land, don't forget to pick up the photo of you and your helicopter as a souvenir of your amazing event.</p> <span class='vSpecial'><p>
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3Quest Challenge is a digital adventure game that takes you around the city to complete 3 Quests using your smartphone. <br>You'll start out at a Home Base, then the game will lead you on 3 Quests around the city. Each Quest has 3 checkpoints. At each checkpoint, you'll answer a question to collect a clue, and then perform a challenge. For each question you answer correctly, you score a point! After you've completed the Quests, you'll come back to your Home Base to solve your final puzzle using the clues you've collected, and get even more points by solving the final puzzle correctly!<br>The objective is to have fun, score the most points, and correctly solve the final puzzle! You can form teams, race your friends, or just have an afternoon of fun with family and friends. Oh, and remember that you are not alone; you have a guide that is just a call or text away that can help throughout your adventure!<br>

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Official Chicago O`Hare Airport Taxi Recommendations

IHateTaxis.com recommends the official Chicago O`Hare Airport taxi service.

This is an easy and convenient form of transport from the airport.

(Read More about Official Chicago O`Hare Airport Taxis Below)
** Be aware that unofficial or pirate taxis operate at Chicago O`Hare Airport and we have given them different safety recommendations as discussed below.

Official Chicago O`Hare Airport Taxi Rates & Fares

Chicago O`Hare Airport taxi rates given here are in the local currency (USD or US Dollar). Use our currency converter or the cheat sheet to the left if you would like to convert to your currency. Note that Chicago O`Hare Airport taxi rates given here are for official taxis and unofficial or pirate taxis (discussed below) may be different.

  • Downtown USD 39 - 45 Loop, Michigan Ave, Gold Coast and River North
    McCormick Place USD 40 - 45
    Midway Airport USD 55 - 60

Chicago Taxi Payment: Cash • Credit Cards
  • Always confirm with your Chicago O`Hare Airport taxi driver if they take credit or bank cards and if there are any card fees.

Chicago Taxi Tipping Recommendation: Tipping recommended, 10-15%

Official Chicago O`Hare Airport Taxi Details

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You will have no problem hailing a cab at ORD Chicago O`Hare International Airport at which the designated taxi stands are right outside the baggage claim area.


There are no flat rates for taxis from the airport and you'll be charged the standard Chicago taxi rate of USD 2.25 for the first mile and USD 1.80 for each additional mile. An additional airport taxi fee of USD 2 is added to all fares.


Expect to spend about USD 35 to USD 40 for a cab from O'Hare to downtown Chicago. If you're going to a central location and would like to save money, taxi dispatchers on-site will help you arrange a shared ride.


Note that, unlike other cities, Chicago taxis can be of any colour and drivers are not required to wear uniforms. Partitions are mandated for all taxicabs, except independently owned and operated taxicabs.

 Unofficial Chicago O`Hare Airport Taxi Service or Hire Points


Unofficial taxis may offer you a ride away from the offical taxi ranks.

IHateTaxis.com does not recommend the unofficial Chicago O`Hare Airport taxi service.

Use only official taxis from the taxi stands unless you want to risk being ripped off.

 Chicago O`Hare Airport Taxi Scams

The Slow Ride

A seemingly honest, smart looking taxi driver may approach you as you head to the taxi ranks, ask you if you need a taxi, and points to his taxi, complete with signage and light. The "friendly" driver will distract you on your slow ride into town, hoping you will be unaware of the meter. You will arrive at your destination (or almost: these cabs will drop you a little ways from your hotel) only to find the meter showing USD 85, about double the going rate.


The Student Scam

We're nicknaming it this, as it was a Chinese student, with little English, arriving in the USA to go to university, who was the victim. Arriving late at night, the vulnerable student is approached by a taxi driver who tells him that no more busses to his university are running that night. They negotiate a $1,000 fare for a ride that should cost about $300, maximum. But upon arrival, the driver demands $4,800, which the student does not have. What he does have is about $4,200, which he hands over. Read our blog post on the scam, and how to avoid touts.

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Last Updated: 14 Jan 2021