Travel By Air
Chicago is served by two major airports. O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is located 17 miles from downtown. The CTA Blue Line runs between the Loop and O’Hare every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Travel time from O’Hare to downtown on the CTA Blue Line is about 45 minutes.
Midway International Airport (MDM) is located 10 miles from downtown Chicago and offers another convenient travel option for visitors. The CTA Orange Line train runs between the Loop and Midway in around 25 minutes. The CTA Orange Line runs between the Loop and Midway every 15 minutes and the travel time to downtown is about 25 minutes.
Both airports offer taxi service to downtown and the suburbs. Rates range from $45-$55 from O’Hare, and $30-$40 from Midway. Car-share services like Uber and Lyft are also available at both airports.
Special Offer on Air Travel
We have partnered with United Airlines to offer travel discounts to SHRM18 Annual Conference & Exposition in Chicago.
Visit www.united.com/meetingtravel and enter Z Code: ZFAS and the Agreement Code: 550503 in the Offer Code box. Discounts will range from 2-10% depending on the fare class of the ticket.
You may also call United Meeting Reservation Desk at 800-426-1122 Mon-Fri 8am – 10pm ET and Sat/Sun 8am – 6pm ET. Booking fees are waived for Meeting reservations.
Please note that travel must be booked between (6/10/18-6/24/18) in order to receive the discount.
Travel By Ground
Chicago is accessible via several major interstates and highways: I-90 (Kennedy Expressway), I-94 (Dan Ryan Expressway), I-55 (Stevenson Expressway), I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway), I-294 (Tri-State Tollway).
Amtrak uses the beautiful Union Station as the hub of its Midwestern routes, making Chicago one of the most convenient U.S. cities to visit by train.
Special Offer from GO Airport Express
Receive a 15% discount on your airport travel. Book today online or call at 1+773-247-1200.
Use or mention code: SHRMCE
Staying in Chicago
SHRM has vetted a variety of options to serve our needs — and your budget. Choose from hotels throughout the city that will enhance your conference experience!
As always, for your safety and peace of mind, we urge you to book your housing through our official housing vendor, MCI (Formerly Wyndham Jade). SHRM personally inspects and vets each conference hotel, and hotel rates are guaranteed.
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