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Getting from the airport to The Peninsula Chicago is not difficult as Chicago is one of the easier cities to navigate, which is one of the benefits of staying here. Two international airports serve the city: O’Hare and Midway. During non-peak hours, you can swiftly whisk through light-to-moderate traffic and be at the hotel within 30 minutes.
Cabs are never in short supply going to or from the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel. Expect the trip to take around 20 minutes from Midway, which is southwest of downtown, while the trip from O’Hare can take a bit longer even without traffic. You should allow at least 30 minutes for your trip from this airport located northwest of the city. During rush hour, which usually starts at 3 and ends at 7 p.m., or in bad weather you can expect to at least double the travel time.
If you’re looking to avoid sitting in traffic, the CTA blue line will take you to the Loop from O’Hare, and the orange line from Midway. The Chicago hotel also offers a limousine service. For around $150 each way, you won’t get there any faster than a cab, but you’ll arrive in comfort and style.
For the ultimate in convenience, we recommend you reserve a car or limousine through the hotel, which will be at the airport when you arrive. Taxis are also available at both airports at the arrival area. The fare to the city is approximately $30 - $50. You could also take the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) from either airport to the hotel, for $2.25 a ride. The closest station to The Peninsula is located on Chicago Avenue and State Street.