Drop Off / Pick Up | Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

Drop Off / Pick Up

Midway International Airport offers many convenient options to drop off and pick up passengers at the airport.

CTA Orange Line ​Kiss and Ride

The Kiss and Ride is an easy way for passengers to avoid the terminal area roadways, which can get congested during peak arrival and departure ti​mes​.


The Kiss and Ride is located at 59th and Kilpatrick Ave. One block east of Cicero. From baggage claim, exit through door #6 and go to the blue elevator center. Take the elevator to level 3 and follow the signs to the CTA Orange Line (Trains to the City).​

Drop Off

Passengers can be dropped off at the curb front of any Midway concourse. Simply follow the signs for Departures which lead you to the upper level roadway. From there you can drop off at the concourse where the departing airline is located. Upon entering Midway there are signs informing you which ​concourse 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.

Pick Up

Arriving passengers can be picked up at the lower level, outermost curb front.

Curbside waiting is prohibited at Midway International Airport. Any unattended vehicles will be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense. For your convenience, we encourage you to utilize the cell phone lot when waiting for an arriving passenger.

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 curbside. These convenient waiting areas eliminate the need for circling the airport repeatedly if an arriving party is later than expected. Utilizing the cell phone lot ultimately results in less roadway traffic and congestion, less air pollution and increased auto fuel savings.​​

The 90-space cell phone lot is conveniently located at 61st Street and Cicero Avenue, just south of the main airport entrance. The lot is approximately four minutes or less from the main terminal area.

Vehicles waiting in the cell phone lot must be attended at all times. Violators will be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense.