Skip to main content

Introducing Chicago


Chicago as it is today was born out of the ashes of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire, legendarily started by Mrs. O'Leary's Cow who has entered folklore, as evidenced by restaurant names and cow sculptures all over the city. On your visit, take in the amazing views over Lake Michigan or amuse yourselves at Navy Pier on the lake. Your jaw will drop when you get to the 412th floor of Willis Tower and look out over the glass observation deck, and you will fall in love with the art in Millennium Park. The aquarium is one of the best in the world as well. And finally, Chicago is famous for its theater scene, so make sure to take in a show at the Chicago Theater.

Chicago is known for:


History and Art Entertainment and Shopping Culinary Skiing Climbing Urban

Quick information

NEARBY CITIES
Madison (236 km)
Springfield (325 km)
Indianapolis (298 km)
CURRENCY
US Dollar (USD)

COUNTRY CODE
+1

ELECTRIC POWER
A, B

TIME ZONE
GMT -4

AVG. PRICE OF A COFFEE
€3.48

AVG. PRICE OF A MEAL (2 PEOPLE)
€53.39

Average Temperature

Chicago airport information

Download airport guide PDF

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD) is 29 km from the city center, which can be reached using the Chicago Airport Express shuttle bus. These buses leave every 5 to 10 minutes and cost around USD 19. Buses called Coach USA Wisconsin take about an hour to get to the main bus terminal in the city center. Fees may vary depending on your final destination, and you can buy tickets on the company website.

Average time from airport: 40-50 minutes

Distance from airport: 29 km

TAXI:

If you want to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport to the city center by taxi, find the taxi stand outside Terminal 5, and you'll pawhih will cost around USD 35.

Average taxi price: USD 35

CAR RENTAL:

Miles&Smiles members earn up to 4,000 bonus Miles when you rent with our partner Avis. You get 500 Miles for every domestic or international rental with an additional 1000 Miles for 3-6 day bookings, 2000 Miles for 7-9 days and 3500 Miles for 10+ days.

Average car rental price: N/A


View car options

Earn 2 Miles for EUR 1 at our accommodations

Turkish Airlines Hotel Booking

Thanks to our partnership with Booking.com, you can earn 2 Miles for EUR 1, which you can spend anywhere from friendly family lodgings, 5-star hotels, hostels to villas.

Select hotel