With two major international airports,
O’Hare and Midway, Chicago offers more than 3,600
flights a day, making it the most accessible destination
in the nation.
Those flights include direct non-stops
to more international and national destinations than any
city on the planet -- 46 international and 134 domestic
Chicago is a less than four-hour flight
from all major North American business destinations and
less than nine hours from European trade centers. The city
offers daily non-stop direct flights to China, Japan and
In addition, O’Hare International
Airport has been voted the Best Airport in North America
seven years running by the readers of Business Traveler
The Center of America
Chicago is at the center of the nation's
interstate highway and rail systems, making it easily accessible
from anywhere in the country.
About 12.9 million people live within
an easy two-hour drive of Chicago. Factor in those who
live within a one-day drive, and you’ve got approximately
46 million people.
Drive Times from Select U.S. Cities
A number of major highways converge in
Chicago, including Interstate 94 (from Milwaukee into Indiana),
I-90 (from central Wisconsin), I-88 (from the Quad Cities),
I-80 (from Iowa to New York and beyond), I-55 (from St.
Louis), Interstate 57 (from Southern Illinois) and I-65
Easy to Get Around
Chicago's a big city, but it's remarkably
easy to get around. All the convention facilities, hotels,
cultural institutions, shopping, dining and entertainment
are concentrated in a relatively small area. Everything
can be easily reached by walking, public transportation,
or short cab rides.
The city's rapid transit system provides
quick, safe rail service to downtown from both O'Hare International
and Midway airports.
A free trolley offers shuttle service
between Navy Pier and downtown destinations.
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