Taxi, Limo, TNP | Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

Taxi, Limo, Rideshare

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. ​


Getting to and from O'Hare International Airport by taxi is both easy and convenient.

Leaving O'Hare
There are Taxi Stands at the lower level curb front (outside of Baggage Claim) at each terminal. Taxi service is available to Chicago and suburban destinations. Please make sure to use the designated Taxi Stands to ensure you have a licensed driver. For your protection, do not accept rides from drivers outside the cab stand or on the departure level (second level) of the terminal roadways. All taxis should have a working meter to calculate the fare based on time and mileage.

  • Fares are based on traffic conditions, but an average fare from O'Hare to downtown Chicago is $30-40
  • For wheelchair accessible vehicles, please call 1-888-928-2227​

Shared ride service is available to those who wish to share a ride and pay a flat rate to certain destinations if multiple parties are available for the trip. Shared ride fares from O'Hare include:

  • Downtown ($24 per person)
  • McCormick Place ($24 per person)
  • Midway International Airport ($37 per person)

Going to O'Hare
If you are taking a taxi to O'Hare from Chicago and are not located in an area where taxis are readily available, the list of taxi companies and phone numbers below may be useful to schedule a pick up.

For more information and on how to Ride Smart, please visit the City of Chicago website: CHICABS.ORG

For suburban pick up, contact your local cab company.


Notice: CDA is relocating stretch limo pick up zones until June 2022. Pick up for stretch limos are at the O'Hare Shuttle Bus Center. Stretch limos pick up for Terminals 1 and 2, just after door 4, pick up for Terminal 3, just before door 1 at the Shuttle Bus Center.

Limousines are available for both City of Chicago and suburban destinations.

Contact your company of choice near the ride boards to make reservations. You may also reference the list of pre-arranged limousine services posted near the airport information booths across from Door C, located on the lower level of each terminal.

Pre-Arranged Rides
If you have pre-arranged a pick up with a limousine company, you should call the service once you have claimed your luggage. They will provide you with a license plate number, a description of the car, and/or a door number where you can meet the driver. Liveries can only meet passengers at designated areas on the the lower level center lane (lane 2). Depending on airport traffic, it can take between 5 and 20 minutes for the vehicle to get to the designated pickup location.

Meeting Drivers in Baggage Claim
Some limousine services can arrange to have their drivers meet arriving passengers in the Baggage Claim area or in other pre-designated pick up locations within the Baggage Claim area. The driver can then assist with luggage and take the passenger directly to the vehicle. O'Hare provides designated livery parking directly across from each of the terminals. It is typically a 5 to 7 minute walk to the vehicle.​​


A Rideshare (or TNP) company provides prearranged transportation services for compensation through an Internet-enabled application or digital platform to connect passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire.

Loading zones for Rideshare services are at the following locations:

    • Terminal 2 - waiting area Upper Level between Door 2A and Door 2D 
      • BLACK Zone A - Outside North of vestibule 2A
      • BLUE Zone B - Outside vestibule 2A
      • ORANGE Zone C- Outside vestibule 2B
      • GREEN Zone D - Outside vestibule 2D
        • Passengers should wait in the specific colored zones until their TNP arrives to the same colored zone before proceeding to the designated pick-up location. A waiting area inside is available between vestibules 2A and 2D.
    • Terminal 5 - waiting area Lower Level Door 5B

Uber Black and Uber Taxi will pick up on the Lower Level.
For more information about the Rideshare program, please visit​ the City of Chicago website​.

Taxi Companies and Phone Numbers

Taxicab Affiliation NamePhone Number
American United Cab Association773-327-6161
Blue Ribbon Association, Inc.773-279-4100
Checker Taxi Association, Inc.773-225-5411
Chicago Carriage Cab312-791-1180
Choice Taxi Association773-338-9503​
5 Star Taxi Association, Inc.773-561-4444
Flash Cab Company773-561-1444
Globe Taxi Association, Inc.773-725-6200
ICab Affiliation
King Drive Cab Affiliation773-488-8000
KOAM Taxi Association773-973-3535
Royal 3 CCC Chicago Taxi Association312-791-1180
Metro Jet Cab Association
Sun Taxi Association, Inc.773-736-3883
24 Seven Taxi Association773-878-8294
Yellow Cab Affiliation, Inc.773-907-0020
Ace Cab Association773-733-8000
Blue Diamond Taxi Association312-881-3188
Chicago City Tax Association773-506-4900
City Service Taxi Association773-907-0050
E Taxi Affiliation773-267-2466
Northstar Affiliation Service773-685-2300
Nova Taxi Affiliation312-666-6400
Peace Taxi Association773-262-5555
Polo 5C Taxi Association312-791-1180
Taxi Town Affiliation773-465-9000
Top Cab Corp773-506-4900
U Taxicab Inc773-907-0200

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