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Air Transportation

Chicago is a world-class destination, centrally located within the U.S., and easily accessible from all over the world. Most major airlines offer direct flights. If you're flying to Chicago for the 2022 Annual ACS Surgical Simulation Summit, you'll most likely arrive at one of Chicago's two international airports.

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is approximately 45 minutes from downtown Chicago and the Swissôtel.

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) is approximately 30 minutes from downtown Chicago and the Swissôtel.

Please note: travel times will increase during rush hour periods.

Ground Transportation

Taxi Service from the Airport

Taxis are plentiful throughout the city of Chicago. Taxi service at Midway and O’Hare airports is located on the lower level outside of the baggage claim area. Please make sure to use the designated taxi stands. Taxis do not offer flat rates into the city. The average fare from the airport to the city is $30–$40.

Rideshare Providers

Rideshares are a popular, economical mode of transportation in the city. Be sure to download the provider’s app before your trip.

View rideshare information and passenger loading zones for:

Public Transit

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus and elevated ("L")/subway train lines offer convenient, easy transportation throughout the city and to major attractions. The CTA website offers a valuable overview of transit services, a guide to the system and instructions for first-time riders.

More information about ground transportation to the Swissôtel can be found on their website.



Valet parking: $70 for 24 hours (includes in-and-out privileges)
Self-parking: $57 for 24 hours (no in-and-out privileges)