South Shore Line provides easy access to Chicago O’Hare and Midway Airports

South Shore Line provides easy access to Chicago O’Hare and Midway Airports
By: Kayla Belec Last Updated: December 13, 2019

Many commuters may not be aware that there are other convenient ways to commute to Chicago airports without driving and paying for expensive parking spots. Here’s an idea: The South Shore Line (SSL)!

With stations ranging from South Bend to Chicago, SSL provides convenient train times and a consistent schedule for travelers, and is a comforting alternative to wrangling Chicago traffic so you can make it to your flight in time, and less stressed. In addition, the SSL offers affordable ticket prices compared to costly personal shuttle rides. Plus, parking is in close range of each station and most lots are completely free of charge, making parking more accessible than most commuter service accommodations [check website for applicable stations: https://www.mysouthshoreline.com/tickets/maps-stations].

Wondering how to get to the airports from SSL? Rest easy. Here’s a simple step-by-step of how to get to both Midway and O’Hare airports from the SSL.

South Shore Line to Midway

  1. Hop on the SSL, and sit back and relax.
  2. Get off at Millennium Station. Exit up to Michigan Ave. 
  3. Walk South on Michigan Ave. for one block.
  4. Turn West on Washington St. Walk one block.
  5. Turn South on Wabash Ave. Head upstairs to Washington/Wabash Station to the Orange Line.
  6. Purchase a Ventra card for train fare.
  7. Hop on the Orange Line to Midway. Welcome to Midway!

South Shore Line to O’Hare

  1. Hop on the SSL, and sit back and relax. 
  2. Get off at Van Buren St. Station*. Exit to Michigan Ave. 
  3. Walk North on Michigan Ave. for one block.
  4. Turn West onto Jackson Blvd. Walk three blocks.
  5. Turn North onto Dearborn St. Walk ¼ block to Jackson Station Blue Line. 
  6. Purchase a Ventra card for train fare.
  7. Take the O’Hare marked Blue Line to the airport. Welcome to O’Hare!

*During inclement weather, get off at Millennium Station and take the Chicago Pedway to the Washington Station Blue Line. 

SSL is one of the more affordable options for NWI travelers to make their way to the Chicago airports. To stay up to date on train schedules, tickets, and more, download to South Shore Line app to your mobile device from the App Store or Google Play. Plan your trip with South Shore Line today - visit https://www.mysouthshoreline.com/.