Flights to Chicago

Chicago travel tips

Airports in Chicago

The metropolitan code of CHI comprises the two international airports in the city of Cicago, these are: O'Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport. The airport of O'Hare is number 2 busiest airport globally and is used very frequently for flights leaving the Uk (London airports). There are further small airports in the Chicago area, however these are not used for international air traffic. 

Travelling to and from Chicago's international airports

Travel to and from these two main Chicago airports from central Chicago is possible using the trains of the subway network. There are also regional commumter trains that serve both airports from many areas in and around Chicago. Shuttle buses connect the airports terminals.Alternative transport is available by taxi cab or rental car. O'Hare is located northwest of the city and is slightly closer to the city centre, Midway to the southwest. Both airports, however, are easily reahced from the city centre.

Good times for a holiday in Chicago

Best times to travel to Chicago are for St. Patrick's day on 17th March when there are parades and the river is dyed green. June till September see the Ravinia Festival, a three month open air music festival with music ranging from pop to classical. The Chicago Blues Festival takes place on 3 days in June in Grant Park, and September (Labor-Day-weekend and the precedalso ng week) see the Chicago Jazz Festival im Grant Park. The Chicago Marathon, with around 1 million visitors takes place in September as well as the Chicago International Film Festival.

Visas and other travel preparations

Prepare for travel by applying for the visa waiver programme or ESTA which are online services and valid for tourist stays of up to 90 days.