This blog was originally published in 2015; we have since updated it to reflect the most current and accurate information possible.
Chicago is home to the busiest airport in the world—O’Hare—and challenges visitors with some of the busiest streets and craziest commutes in the country.
Of course, it’s worth it to brave the craziness of the airport and the congestion to enjoy the city’s culture. This goes for both corporate and leisure travelers looking to make their way around.
Many travelers need to travel between Chicago’s two major airports, as well…whether it’s to catch a connection or because of a change to their flight schedule.
Whatever your reason from making your way from O’Hare to Midway or vice versa, one thing is true: the options for transportation are not created equal.
Here’s the lowdown on transportation choices for your trip from one of Chicago’s international airports to the other.
Thinking of Taking the CTA?
According to FlyChicago.com, there are multiple steps involved with getting from O’Hare to Midway via the Chicago Transit Authority:
+ First, you must take the Blue Line train from the O’Hare station, located in the lower level of Terminal 2
+ Get off at Clark/Lake Station downtown and transfer to the Orange Line
+ Take the Orange Line towards Midway and get off at the Midway Station
While this may be the most financially feasible option, it also poses a need for changing your schedule. Doing so will allow for any possible delays, train changes or late arrivals.
When you’re in a time crunch, having a method of transportation that works on your schedule is crucial. Unfortunately, taking the CTA is not that method.
Thinking of Taking a Taxi?
There are nearly as many drawbacks to taking a taxi as there are to taking the CTA.
If you’re traveling during rush hour, you aren’t guaranteed to find a taxi when you need it.
If you do find a cab, you aren’t guaranteed to have a driver that is familiar with the area. He or she may also not care to offer the customer service and ease of experience you deserve.
With no customer service standards and no guarantee of punctuality, the cost of a cab is quickly outweighed by its lack of value.
What’s more, the price of a cab ride between the airports is not fixed. If you’re unlucky enough to be traveling during inclement weather or a busy time of day, you may be surcharged for your ride.
What is the Best Option for Transportation Between O’Hare and Midway Airports?
When you calculate cost, reliability, punctuality and quality of service, there is no better option for your commute between O’Hare and Midway airports than professional car service.
There are several reasons for this:
+ Professional car service offers fixed, transparent billing practices. You won’t be surprised with surcharges based on changing weather or time of day.
+ Car service offers you outstanding customer service via a professional chauffeur; your chauffeur will be a local expert who knows the area, its traffic patterns and the easiest, most time-efficient ways to get from Point A to Point B.
+ There’s no need to leave hours earlier in anticipation of delays or setbacks; your chauffeur knows precisely the time he or she is required to pick you up. You won’t have to share transportation with other travelers or compete with other travelers for your vehicle. Once you’ve made a reservation, you are entitled to your vehicle and a chauffeur to handle your commute from one airport to the other.
+ There’s no changing of vehicles, getting off at different stations or hustling from one platform to the other. With car service, all you have to do is enjoy one continuous ride in the privacy of a luxury vehicle. Once you’ve experienced the comfort and efficiency of a car service with your airport commute, you’ll understand what all the fuss is about.
O’Hare Midway Worldwide has been providing transportation between Chicago’s two international airports for over 60 years.
We employ only the most professional and knowledgeable chauffeurs. We also carry rigorous standards for our vehicles and our levels of customer service.
For your next trip to Chicago, consider a better way to travel between O’Hare and Midway; consider OML Worldwide.
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