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Driving Directions to McCormick Place

Parking at McCormick Place

Lot A is the primary parking location for the McCormick Place West Building.

The parking rate in Lot A is $21 for up to 16 hours and $32 for 16 – 24 hours. There are no in-and-out privileges. 

Airport Transportation


GO Airport Express offers airport shuttle services between Chicago-area locations and O'Hare and Midway Airports. Efficient, safe, and economical airport shuttles depart from O'Hare and Midway Airports every 15 minutes for Chicago downtown and many suburban locations. Ground transportation is arranged by making a reservation.  Please click here to make your airport shuttle reservation/s or call 1-800-284-3826 and use your 10% discount code: “AORN” (all one word). 



The CTA "L" trains provide service to Downtown Chicago from both airports. (Please note, the "L" does not have service to McCormick Place.)

From O'Hare International Airport: The CTA "Blue" line provides service to and from the airport.

From Midway Airport: The CTA "Orange" line provides service to and from the airport.


Taxi Stands are located at the lower-level curb front (outside of baggage claim) at each terminal. Please make sure to use the designated Taxi Stands to ensure you have a licensed taxi driver. Do not accept rides from drivers outside the cab stand or on the departure level (second level) of the terminal roadways. Taxi service is available to City of Chicago and suburban destinations. All taxis should have a working meter to calculate the fare based on time and mileage. Fares vary based on traffic conditions, but an average fare from O'Hare International Airport to downtown Chicago is $30-$40.

Shared ride service is available for those who wish to share a ride and pay a flat rate to certain destinations if multiple parties are available for the trip. Shared ride fares from O'Hare International Airport include downtown ($22 per person), McCormick Place ($22 per person), and Midway International Airport ($35 per person).

Please check out the City of Chicago taxi passenger information website for current fare information. For wheelchair accessible vehicles, please call United Dispatch at 1-800-281-4466.

Car Rental

Discounted car rentals for AORN attendees and exhibitor personnel are available through Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Rent online at or call (800) 261-7331 and mention discount code XZ12707 to receive the special AORN rate.

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