From coast to coast, no other city even comes close to Chicago’s supreme accessibility. As North America’s only dual hub for commercial air travel the city is easy to get to from virtually anywhere. And once you’re here, expansive public transportation and thousands of taxis make it a cinch to get around. 


Two international airports within miles of downtown Chicago connect the city with the rest of the world. In fact, more than 80 million passengers flew in and out of O’Hare International and Midway International Airports last year alone. With 2,900 daily direct flights, 166 daily international departures to 55 international destinations and more than 50 airlines servicing this global city, Chicago is one of the leading transportation hubs in the world. 

In addition, O’Hare and Midway International Airports are modernizing to meet the demands of increased air traffic. Chicago’s current volume of flights already makes getting here less expensive than most major U.S. cities. So it’s only getting easier. 


When we say Chicago is within driving distance of major markets, we mean it. Considering that more than 20% of the U.S. population lives within a 300-mile radius of Chicago, accessibility can’t get much easier. Thanks to its central location, Chicago serves as the crossroads of six major North American railroads and six major U.S. Interstates. This means a built-in attendance base for you and no transportation excuses for delegates. 


When you’re moving around  the city, take advantage of Chicago’s convenient and affordable public transportation system. The Chicago Transit Authority, more commonly called the CTA, operates bus service and the underground and elevated subway train, referred to as the “L”. You can get to and from the airports, major attractions downtown and many neighborhoods on the CTA. Plan ahead. Visitor-friendly and multi-day passes are available. 

And with one of the largest taxi, limousine and motor coach fleets in North America—you’re never short on transportation options. During the summer months, you can even take the water taxi for a scenic route along the river.