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Chicago O`Hare Airport Train Recommendations

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

With limited frequency, and the distance of the transfer station to the airport, this is not a viable option for most travellers. (NOTE: see the Subway section below, which IS recommended!)

Chicago O`Hare Airport Train Details

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Metra is the commuter rail agency serving Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane and McHenry counties in the Chicago area. Metra serves more than 100 communities with 241 stations on 11 lines running from Chicago’s downtown.

The Metra O'Hare Transfer Station is a commuter railroad station along Metra's North Central Service that serves ORD Chicago O`Hare International Airport. No access to or from the station is available other than by O'Hare's Shuttle Bus, which takes passengers to the Airport Transit System (ATS) in Parking Lot E.

Owing to the limited frequency offered by the North Central Service, the station is not currently a significant means of access for travelers to O'Hare. However, a single outbound North Central Service train operates daily nonstop service from Union Station to the O'Hare transfer station with a scheduled 27-minute travel time.

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Chicago O`Hare Airport Subway Recommendations

IHateTaxis.com recommends the Chicago O`Hare Airport subway service.

This is an efficient and cheap form of safe travel, though anticipate crowds of people.


Chicago O`Hare Airport Subway Rates & Fares

USD 2.25 or less.


You can save even more by getting an unlimited ride pass, where for under USD 6/day you can ride as many CTA trains and buses as you like.


You can buy a CTA Transit Card or a 3-day or 7-day unlimited ride pass using cash (machines do not give change) or credit/debit cards at both airport train stations. You can also buy your fares in advance if you order online.

ORD Chicago O`Hare Airport Subway Details

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Blue Line provides service directly into and out of the ORD Chicago O`Hare International Airport:

  • The fully-accessible O’Hare station is situated in the lower level concourse, which connects Airline Terminals 1, 2 and 3, and is conveniently accessed from Terminal 5 by free, frequent airport shuttle trains.
  • Blue Line train service operates via elevated and subway from O'Hare (on the northwest side of Chicago) to downtown, then continues through the west side of the city to Oak Park and Forest Park. The normal travel time on the Blue Line from O'Hare to downtown, is 40-45 minutes.
  • Blue Line trains run 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and all trains leaving the O’Hare station go through downtown.
  • A free transfer is available to connecting CTA train lines at designated stations. 
  • To make a paid transfer, such as to a bus route, you’ll need an unlimited ride pass or a Transit Card.

Getting to the Blue Line from Terminals 1, 2 or 3

If you're coming from domestic and international flights arriving at Terminals 1, 2 or 3, follow signs in the airport to "CTA Trains" or "Trains to City." These will lead you to the train station. You can walk from the baggage claim to the train in under ten minutes from any of these three terminals.

Getting to the Blue Line from Terminal 5

If you're coming from international flights that land in Terminal 5, follow signs to the Airport Transit System (ATS). Ride the next train to Terminal 2 and exit the train at the station. Then, follow signs to "CTA Trains" or "Trains to City."


Note: there is no Terminal 4

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Last Updated: 14 Dec 2020