There are a number of shuttles and regional buses that service O'Hare International Airport, making it easy for passengers all over the region to travel to and from the airport.
The O'Hare Airport Transit System (ATS or “people mover) is closed 24/7 to finalize modernization efforts and expansion of the system.
In order to maintain a travel connection between all of O’Hare’s terminals and parking lots, the CDA will operate shuttle buses to transport passengers and employees between terminals (Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 5) and from the terminals to each economy parking lot (Lots E, G, H); the Multi-Modal Facility, where Lot F and rental cars are housed; and the Metra O’Hare Transfer station. The buses will operate continuously to ensure prompt and reliable service while the ATS is closed.
Construction Alert: The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) advises of ongoing construction of the Lower Level Utility and Pavement Replacement (LLUPR) Project on the Lower Level Roadway at O’Hare International Airport, which will impact traffic in the arrivals lanes near Terminals 1, 2 and 3.
- Buses arrive every 5-15 min
- Bus stops are located on both the upper level and the lower level, depending on the route and terminal:
- Buses to parking lot F and for rental cars stop on upper level
(starting April 1)
- Buses to all terminals and all other remote parking lots (E, G, H) stop on upper level from the domestic terminals (1,2 & 3) and lower level in Terminal 5.
- Buses from the Multi Modal Facility are located on the main level
- Buses are routed to specific terminals and arrive every 5-15 min
If connecting between domestic Terminals 1, 2 & 3, you DON’T have to leave the secured side and take the shuttle buses, you can simply follow the overhead signage to guide you between all domestic terminals.
The CDA is committed to providing a quick and reliable bus shuttle service as the ATS modernization is finalized.
View map of shuttle bus service routes.
Airport shuttles offer a convenient alternative for traveling to and from O'Hare International Airport. Whether you are going to O'Hare from the city or suburbs, or trying to reach a hotel from the airport, shuttle services can get you there.
Go Airport Express - Shuttles & SUVS to City/Suburbs - Suspended Service
GO Airport Express offers daily shared ride and non-stop direct service to/from O'Hare. They provide door-to-door downtown coverage, including most Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs. They begin operations during the early morning hours as early 03:30AM.
Pickup: Shuttles pick up outside the Baggage Claim area in the innermost lane of the lower level roadways of the domestic and international terminals. They are located at Terminal 1 (Door 1E), Terminal 2 (Door 2E), Terminal 3 (Door 3E) and Terminal 5 (Door 5E). Advanced notice is recommended.
If your journey begins or ends outside the Chicagoland area, then regional buses may be a great option for you. There are several regional buses that service O'Hare and transport passengers to areas in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin.
The information below is provided as a courtesy to travelers and it should not be interpreted as an endorsement by the Chicago Department of Aviation of any particular service provider.
Please note that service may be impacted by COVID-19. Please visit provider website most updated offerings.
Act II Transportation
Serves: Chicago Airports and Quad Cities via Interstate 80
Coach USA/ Van Galder
Janesville, WI, Madison, WI, South Beloit, IL and Rockford, IL
Coach USA/ Wisconsin Coach Line
Serves: Kenosha, WI, Racine, WI, Milwaukee, WI Brookfield/Waukesha, WI, Milwaukee and Mitchell Airport
Express Air Coach
Serves: Non-stop ground service to West Lafayette, IN, Champaign/Urbana, IL, Hammond, IN, and Elgin, IL
Lafayette Limo Inc.
Serves: Various locations on Purdue University's West Lafayette, IN campus
PCC/Peoria Charter Coach
Serves: Peoria (Bradley, City Link), Normal (IL State, IL Wesleyan, Amtrak Uptown Station), Bloomington/Normal Airport, Champaign (University of IL, Amtrak IL Terminal), Chicago (Midway Airport, Amtrak Union Station).
Serves: Chicago, Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) Indianapolis, IN, and Crestwood, IL
Bus / Shuttle Center
The Bus/Shuttle Center is the central pickup location for the shuttles and regional buses.
> Level 1 of the
Main Parking Garage between Elevator Centers 3 and 4