Drop Off & Pick Up Locations


As one of the busiest airports in the world, there are always many travelers arriving at and departing from O'Hare International Airport. For this reason, O'Hare offers many convenient options to easily drop off and pick up passengers.

Drop Off Options

Curb Front

Departing passengers can be dropped off at the curb of any O'Hare terminal. Simply follow the signs for departures which lead to the upper level roadway. From there you can drop off at the terminal where the departing airline is located. Upon entering O'Hare there are signs informing you which terminal each airline is located. You can also find that information here.

All terminals are handicap accessible. Wheelchair assistance is available through your airline. Please contact your airline in advance to make arrangements.

Kiss 'n' Fly

Kiss 'n' Fly is an easy way for passengers to avoid the terminal area roadways, which can get congested during peak arrival and departure times. The Kiss 'n' Fly drop off point provides passengers direct access to the Airport Transit System (ATS), which quickly shuttles them to any of the airport's four terminals.

The drop off point is located directly off Bessie Coleman Drive and is particularly convenient for those travelers reaching O'Hare from the north and northwest suburbs.


Directions

From I-90:
Use the International Terminal exit to Bessie Coleman Drive. Turn left at the traffic light on Bessie Coleman Drive and follow it north to the Kiss 'N Fly entrance. You will see signs for the Kiss 'n' Fly location.

From Higgins Rd:
Follow Mannheim Road south to Zemke Road, turn right on Zemke, and follow the road to the Kiss 'N Fly entrance. You will see signs for the Kiss 'n' Fly location.


Pick Up Options

Curb Front

Passengers arriving at O’Hare can be picked up at the lower level, outermost curb. Follow the signs for arrivals upon entering O’Hare. Curbside waiting is prohibited at O’Hare International Airport. Any unattended vehicles will be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense. For this reason, when waiting for an arriving passenger we encourage you to utilize the cell phone lot. Additional information on the cell phone lot is provided below.

All terminals are handicap accessible. Wheelchair assistance is available through your airline. Please contact your airline in advance to make arrangements.

Cell Phone Lot

The cell phone lot enables motorists to temporarily park- free of charge- until friends, family members or business associates deplane, collect their baggage, and call to be picked up at the terminal curb. These convenient waiting areas eliminate the need for circling the airport repeatedly if you are early or if a party arrives later than expected. Utilization of the cell phone lot ultimately results in less roadway traffic and congestion, less air pollution and more auto fuel savings.

At O’Hare, the cell phone lot is conveniently located immediately north of Economy Parking Lot F. A jumbo flight information display monitor provides up-to-date arrival information for domestic flights and an airline listing to help determine which terminal the airline is arriving.

Directions
Exit I-190 at North Mannheim Road and follow the signs to Economy Parking Lot F/Cell Phone Lot.



Curbside waiting is prohibited at O'Hare International Airport. Vehicles waiting in the cell phone lot must be attended at all times. Violators will be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense.​​​