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ShermansTravel experts map out your travel route to get you to your vacation spot as quickly and easily as possible. We painstakingly research the airports and airlines servicing your destination – as well as any train, bus, or ferry options – so getting there is as simple as a jaunt across town.

Getting to Chicago


O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is arguably still the busiest airport on planet earth. Midway Airport (MDW) is increasingly becoming a saner, more hassle-free alternative. Both are accessible by public transit.


United and American rule at O’Hare, but all major carriers maintain a presence. Southwest and Delta are among the big players at Midway.

Flight Times

Centrally located Chicago is about 3.5 hours non-stop from the West Coast, 1.5 hours from the East Coast, and 2–2.5hrs from Florida.

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“Avoid refueling your rental car at gas stations too close the airport. You'll find better gas prices a few exits away and still be able to return the car with a full tank.”

Christine Wei Assistant Editor

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