Getting To and From

​Contact Us /ADA Coordinator

Complaints and comments about ADA/Accessibility services and facilities at Midway can be sent to the airport's ADA Coordinator, Gretchen Meyer,​​ at [email protected]

​​Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) leadership information can be found here.

Parking Facilities

Midway offers 164 accessible parking spaces in its parking facilities. There are two parking garages: Daily and Economy. Both of these garages have designated parking spaces located near each of the three elevator cores for motorists with disabilities. Passengers should use the center core elevators to reach the third floor to access the pedestrian bridge to the terminal building.

The Economy and Daily lot have designated parking near the entrances. All accessible parking spaces are wide enough to allow for lift or ramp access, but not all provide sufficient height for traditional accessible vans.  All shuttle buses to the lots are accessible with lifts and tie downs for wheel chairs and run between the lots and the terminal every 15 minutes.

Below is a breakdown of the number of accessible spaces and locations for each lot.

For additional information regarding disabled person accessibility, please call (773) 838-0756.

Terminal Garage55 spaces5757 S. Cicero Ave
Economy Parking Lot35 spaces5050 W. 55th St
Economy Garage75 spaces5050 W. 55th St
Employee Lot B21 spaces5050 W. 55th St
Daily Lot11 spaces5402 S. Kilpatrick
Cell Phone Lot6 spaces6101 S. Cicero Ave

Below is a breakdown of the height restrictions for each garage:

Economy Garage

Terminal Garage
Level 1 - 8'8"
Level 2 - 8'2"
Level 3 - 8'3"
Level 4 - 7'2"
Level 5 - 7'2"
Level 6 - 7'9"

For special assistance with parking accommodations, please contact the Parking Information Hotline at (772) 838-0756.

Physical Accessibility

Accessible drop-off areas equipped with curb ramps are provided throughout the arrival and departure vehicle loading areas. Throughout the airport restrooms, elevators, signage, telephones, restaurants, drinking fountains and diaper changing facilities are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The average distance from the 'Departures' passenger drop-off to the ticket counters is 101 ft.

Public Transportation (CTA/RTA)


The CTA Orange Line provides service between Midway and downtown Chicago. The pick up/drop off location for the CTA and Pace buses at Midway is located at the Orange Line/Bus Station at 4612 West 59th Street. The station is equipped with an elevator to take passengers with mobility impairments to and from the train platform.

Not all CTA Stations are accessible. To view a list of accessible stations click here

To view real time CTA elevator alerts, click here.

CTA Hours of Operation from Midway to the Loop:
Weekdays: 4:00 am to 1:00 am
Weekends: 4:30 am to 1:00 am

CTA Hours of Operation from the Loop to Midway:
Weekdays: 4:20 am to 1:25 am
Weekends: 4:55 am to 1:25 am

For additional Chicago Transit Authority information please contact:
(312) 836-7000
(312) 836-4949 (TTY


Use the RTA Trip Planning Tool to find accessible routes to and from the airport.


More than 300 accessible taxicabs are available in the City of Chicago. When departing the airport, you can request an accessible taxicab by notifying the cab starters at the taxi lines located outside baggage claim. When traveling to the airport, you can request an accessible taxicab by calling the City's accessible taxicab dispatcher, WAV, at (888) WAV-CABS. Cabs dispatched by WAV are licensed by the City of Chicago but do offer service to the Chicago suburbs, including NW Indiana and Southern Wisconsin. ​

Passengers traveling to the Chicago suburbs, please note: Trips from the airports to all suburbs, except those listed below, are STRAIGHT METER PLUS ONE-HALF the STRAIGHT METERED FARE from the airport to the suburban destination. The following are straight meter:

Alsip, Bedford Park, Blue Island, Burbank, Burnham, Calumet City, Calumet Park, Cicero, Des Plaines, Dolton, Elk Grove Village, Elmwood Park, Evanston, Evergreen Park, Forest View, Harwood Heights, Hines VA Hospital, Hometown, Lincolnwood, Merrionette Park, Niles, Norridge, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Park Ridge, Riverdale, River Grove, Rosemont, Skokie, Stickney, and Summit.​

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Rental Cars

The following rental car companies provide hand-controlled vehicles for motorists with mobility impairments. Agencies request notification 2-3 days prior to pick up date. All parking shuttles are wheelchair accessible.