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Chicago O’Hare International Airport [ORD] – Ultimate Terminal Guide

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Pre-pandemic, Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) was the busiest U.S. airport in 2019 in terms of aircraft movements, serving over 900,000 flights. It’s a major airport for connections all over the U.S., operating as the main hub for United Airlines and the third-largest hub for American Airlines.

Flight connections are easy between the 3 domestic terminals, all connected by airside pedestrian walkways. However, Terminal 5 is a bit more of a journey for international flight connections. That’s set to change in the future with a huge expansion project currently underway that will replace Terminal 2 with a new “global terminal” to accommodate both domestic and international flights under the same roof.

In the meantime, here’s what you need to know to get around O’Hare.

Quick Information

Airport: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
Terminals: 4 total, numbered Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 5 (international terminal)
Airport Address: 10000 W. O’Hare Ave., Chicago, IL 60666
Distance from Downtown Chicago: Approximately 20 miles (32 km)
Website: flychicago.com
Phone Number: (800) 832-6352
Number of Daily Flights: 2,400
Destinations Served: 55 international, 155 domestic
Flight Information: View departures and arrival information on the Chicago Department of Aviation website.

ORD Terminal Map

Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Chicago O’Hare International Airport map. Image Credit: Chicago Department of Aviation

Airlines Operating From ORD

Airlines can operate from multiple terminals at O’Hare, so it’s best to check your reservation or live departure information on the day of travel to be certain.

Terminal 1

  • All Nippon Airways – ANA
  • Lufthansa
  • United Airlines

Terminal 2

  • Air Canada
  • Alaska Airlines
  • JetBlue
  • United Airlines

Terminal 3

  • Air Choice One
  • American Airlines
  • Cape Air
  • Denver Air Connection (Key Lime Air)
  • Iberia
  • Japan Airlines (JAL)
  • Spirit Airlines

Terminal 5

  • Aer Lingus
  • AeroMexico
  • Air France
  • Air India
  • Air New Zealand
  • All Nippon Airways – ANA
  • Austrian Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Copa Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Emirates
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Etihad Airways
  • EVA Air
  • Finnair
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Icelandair
  • Interjet
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • LOT Polish Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Royal Jordanian
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Sun Country Airlines
  • Swiss International Air Lines
  • TAP Air Portugal
  • Turkish Airlines
  • VivaAerobus
  • Volaris Airlines
  • WestJet
  • All international arrivals

ORD Airport Terminals

The road system that runs inside ORD is a hexagonal shape, with Terminals 1, 2, and 3 situated along the outside of the bottom 3 sides, and the parking lots, Multi-Modal Facility (car rental), and I-190 located in the top half.

Terminals 1 to 3 are referred to as the domestic terminals, and these 3 terminals are connected to each other via pedestrian walkways.

Terminal 5, the last terminal to be built, is located a short distance from the other terminals, connected by shuttle services and the Airport Transit System (ATS). Although it is referred to as the international terminal, some international flights do depart from other terminals — but they only arrive into Terminal 5.

Terminal 1

Chicago O Hare International Airport Terminal 1
Terminal 1 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Image Credit: Chicago Department of Aviation

Terminal 1 (T1) consists of Concourses B and C, with Concourse B attached to the main terminal, and Concourse C as a satellite terminal, connected by an underground pedestrian walkway.

Overall, the terminal has 54 gates, numbered B1 to B12, B14, B16, B16A, B17, B17A, and B18 to B24 in Concourse B, and C1 to C10, C10A, C11, C15, C16, C16A, C17, C18, C18A, C19 to C23, and C25 to C31 in Concourse C.

Both concourses have shops and restaurants and a United Club. Concourse C also has a United Polaris Lounge, as T1 is the primary terminal for United Airlines for both domestic and international flights.

Hot Tip: Want to find other United lounge locations? Check out the full list of U.S. United Club lounges.

Terminal 2

Chicago O Hare International Airport Terminal 2
Terminal 2 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Image Credit: Chicago Department of Aviation

Terminal 2 has a total of 41 gates across 2 concourses. Concourse E has gates numbered E1 to E17, and Concourse F has gates numbered F1, F3 to F7, F9 to F12, F14 to F17, and F19 to F28.

The lower numbered gates are situated in the main terminal, with E gates on the right and F gates on the left, until the terminal forks into the individual concourses.

There are shops and restaurants across both concourses and a United Club in Concourse F.

Terminal 3

Chicago O Hare International Airport Terminal 3
Terminal 3 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Image Credit: Chicago Department of Aviation

Terminal 3 is a large terminal, consisting of 4 concourses and 76 gates numbered as follows:

  • Concourse G: G1A, G1B, G2A, G2B, G3 to G5, G6B, G7 to G14, G14A, G16 to G19, G19A, G20, and G21
  • Concourse H: H1 to H6, H8 to H10, H11A, H11B, H12, and H14 to H18
  • Concourse K: K1 to K6, K8 to K10, K12, K13, K15, K16, and K18 to K20
  • Concourse L: L1, L1B, L2A, L2C, L3 to L5, L6A, L6B, L7 to L9, L10A, L10B, L10C, L11, L11A, and L11B

If passing through the central security checkpoints, Concourse G is to the far right and Concourses H and K are down the main central walkway, with Concourse H to the right where it forks and Concourse K to the left. Concourse L is to the far left of the terminal.

Concourses G and L both have an Admirals Club, and Concourses H and K have an American Airlines Flagship Lounge.

Hot Tip: Are you an American Airlines flyer trying to find other Flagship Lounges? See the full list of U.S. AA Flagship Lounge locations. 

Terminal 5

ORD Terminal 5
Terminal 5 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Image Credit: Chicago Department of Aviation

Terminal 5 is ORD’s main international terminal, as it’s where the most international airline ticket desks are based. T5 also serves some domestic flights, and the other terminals serve some international flights.

In T5, flights depart from Concourse M, where there are 36 gates numbered M1 to M11, M13 to 21, M24 to M30, and M32 to M40. Passing through the security checkpoint, gates M18 to M40 are to the left, M13 to M17 are straight ahead, and gates M1 to M11 are to the right.

Inter-terminal Transport

Chicago O Hare International Airport Connections
Ground transportation at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Image Credit: Chicago Department of Aviation

Connecting between Terminals 1 to 3 and Terminal 5 is usually straightforward via the Airport Transit System (ATS) that runs between terminals.

The train service also connects passengers to the new Multi-Modal Facility for the car rental center, economy parking lot F, Kiss ‘n’ Fly, Pace buses, and Metra.

Airside Transport Post-security

Terminal Transfer Bus (TTB) 

Chicago O Hare Terminal transfer bus
Terminal transfer bus at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Image Credit: Chicago Department of Aviation

Hot Tip: The TTB service has been temporarily suspended.

The terminal transfer bus transports domestic arrival passengers between Terminals 1 to 3 and Terminal 5 for connecting flights, without the need to re-clear security again on arrival at T5.

This service is for passengers who are not required to collect their luggage in between connections, and it’s not available for international passengers arriving into T5 with connections in Terminals 1 to 3.

Buses operate daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and depart from the following locations in Terminal 3:

  • Gate G17
  • Gate K20
  • Gate L24

Walking

Terminals 1 to 3 are connected by airside walkways, which are useful for passengers arriving on a domestic flight and connecting to another domestic flight.

To walk from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2, the walkway is located on the departures level, opposite gates B5 and B6. The walkway arrives near gate E1 in Terminal 2.

To reach Terminal 3 from Terminal 2, the walkway is located near gate F1 and arrives into the rotunda of Terminal 3.

Walking time will depend entirely on which concourse and gate you’re walking to and from. The furthest points (Terminal 1, Concourse C to Terminal 3, Concourse L) are just over a mile apart from each other, so at an average speed, the maximum walking time would be around 20 minutes.

Landside Transport Pre-security

Airport Transit System (ATS)

Chicago O'Hare International Airport ATS
Airport Transit System at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Image Credit: Chicago Department of Aviation

The ATS is a light rail service that stops at all terminals. It’s located outside of the secure area, so you do need to re-clear security again at your connecting terminal.

Each terminal has an ATS station located landside and is well signposted with “ATS” signs. Trains depart frequently and run in both directions, so you can choose the route that will get you to your connecting terminal quickest. 

Hot Tip: Are you looking for some things to do while you’re there? Check out these popular Chicago activities and attractions.

Security and Customs at ORD

Each terminal at ORD has a different number of security checkpoints. Terminal 1 has 3 checkpoints, Terminal 2 has 1 checkpoint, Terminal 3 has 5 checkpoints, and Terminal 5 has 1 main checkpoint.

See below for each security checkpoint’s opening hours:

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TSA PreCheck

ORD has dedicated TSA PreCheck lanes at each terminal. Dedicated PreCheck lines are available at the following checkpoints:

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There is also a TSA PreCheck Enrollment Center located in Terminal 1 in the baggage claim area near door 1G. Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Once approved, you’ll receive a Known Traveler Number that will enable you to use TSA PreCheck lanes at any U.S. airport.

Global Entry

Global Entry kiosks are located at ORD for expedited clearance of passengers arriving into the U.S. from international flights.

Once an application has been submitted, the applicant will need to arrange an interview at an enrollment center. ORD has an enrollment center located in Terminal 5, which is open from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Mobile Passport

ORD supports Mobile Passport Control for expedited U.S. arrival.

Submit your passport details and customs declaration to Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) via the app, and present your instant receipt and passport to an agent on arrival at ORD.

CLEAR

ORD participates in CLEAR, a program for expedited security clearance using eye and fingerprint scanning instead of showing an ID at the security checkpoint. CLEAR lanes are available during the following hours for PreCheck-eligible travelers and standard security:

 
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Terminal

Hours of Operation

1

4:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

2

4:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

5

4:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

ORD Airport Lounges

ORD has nearly 20 lounges, with many exclusively for passengers flying in premium cabins or eligible frequent flyer members. To relax away from the busy departure areas, any passenger can purchase a day pass to the Admirals Club, Swissport Lounge, or United Club.

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Lounge

Location

Opening Hours*

Day Pass Fee per Person**

American Admirals Club

Terminal 3, near gate G8

Daily: 6:15 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.

$79

Terminal 3, near gate L1

Daily: 6:15 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Terminal 3, near gate H6/K6

Daily: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

American Flagship Lounge

Terminal 3, between gates K6 and K6

Daily: 5 a.m. to 10: p.m.

n/a

British Airways Lounge

Terminal 5, near gate M12

Daily: 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

n/a

Delta Sky Club

Terminal 5, between gates M14 and M11

Sun to Fri: 4:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat: 4:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

n/a

LOT Polish Business Class Lounge

Terminal 5 (TBD)

TBD — opening 2024

 

SAS Lounge

Terminal 5, near gate M20A

Daily: 4:30 p.m. to last departure

n/a

Swissport Lounge

Terminal 5, near gate M13

Daily: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

$40

United Club

Terminal 1, near gate B6

Daily: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

$59

Terminal 1, near gate B18

Daily: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Terminal 1, near gate C16

Daily: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Terminal 2, near gate F9

Daily: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

United Polaris Lounge

Terminal 1, near gate C18

Daily: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

n/a

USO Lounge (active military only)

Terminal 2, mezzanine (pre-security)

Daily: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

n/a

Terminal 3, Concourse G mezzanine

Daily: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

n/a

* Hours are subject to change without notice. Lounge access may be restricted at times due to capacity.
** Day Pass for any passenger. Lounges marked as n/a only allow entry for eligible passengers in their premium cabins, frequent flyer programs, or participating credit card programs.

Hot Tip: Want lounge access, but don’t want to pay the entry fee? Check out this article on the best credit cards for lounge access.

Priority Pass Access

Priority Pass members may access the Swissport Lounge, subject to capacity allowance.

Hot Tip: Find out about membership in our dedicated Priority Pass article, as well as the best credit cards for getting Priority Pass access.

Airport Dining and Drinks at ORD

ORD has over 130 restaurants, cafes, and food outlets, with the largest selection available inside the secure area.

If you want to plan where to eat before your flight, you can view available locations on the airport’s website and filter results by terminal, concourse, or gate number.

ORD Airport Wi-Fi and Charging Stations

Free and unlimited Wi-Fi is available at ORD, both outside and within the secure areas. To connect, follow these steps:

  1. Select “_Free_ORD _Wi-Fi” or “Boingo Hotspot”
  2. Launch your browser
  3. Select “Watch Ad to Connect”

Charging Stations: There are charging stations located at:

  • Terminal 1: Gates B5, B11, B12, B14, B19, C5, C15, C21, C28
  • Terminal 2: Gates E8, F2, F5
  • Terminal 3: Gates G13, G17, H12, K9, K12, L10B
  • Terminal 5: Gates M13

Hot Tip: Not every airport has a charging station, so don’t get caught with a dead battery. Check out this guide on the best portable charging banks so you’re always connected. 

ORD Airport Lost and Found

Who to contact for lost and found assistance depends on where you lost the item. If you lost something in the ticketing area, at the gate, or on an airplane, then you need to contact your airline.

For other areas, you can contact the relevant departments below:

  • Airport Transit System: 773-462-0400
  • Food Services: 773-377-7804
  • Parking Lots: 773-686-7532
  • Within the Terminals: 773-686-2385​​​​​​ (Chicago Police Department)
  • Security Screening Areas: www.tsa.gov/form/lost-and-found or 773-377-1210
  • Terminal 5 Customs: 773-686-3157

Additional Airport Information

Travelers Aid

There are Travelers Aid service desks in every terminal at ORD. The main office is located in Terminal 2, Concourse F near the Changing Places facility.

Information desks are located at:

  • Terminal 1: Baggage claim and near gates B8, C18
  • Terminal 2: Baggage claim and near gate F4
  • Terminal 3: Baggage claim and near gate K2
  • Terminal 5: Ticketing, upper level and arrivals area, lower level

Children’s Play Areas

ORD has a Family Lounge in Terminal 2 after security with colorful seating and occasional live entertainment, such as music and caricatures. ORD doesn’t rank among the most kid-friendly airports in the U.S. based on our study.

Baby Facilities

Nursing rooms can be found in the following locations:

  • Terminal 1: Gates B7, B10, C11, C23
  • Terminal 2: Crossover between E5 and F9, E1, F1
  • Terminal 3: Near the yoga room, G12, K5, K19, L6, L24
  • Terminal 5: M20
  • Multi-Modal Facility: north and south side of level 1

Unisex family restrooms are available at:

  • Terminal 1: Gates B4, B10, C16, C20, and baggage claim
  • Terminal 2: Opposite the Family Room, E5, and baggage claim
  • Terminal 3: Gates G11, H3, H5, H9, H12, K1, L7, L20 in the Rotunda, and baggage claim
  • Terminal 5: Near the security checkpoint and the food court
  • Multi-Modal Facility: on every level

Pet Relief Areas

Each terminal has a pet relief area, but only Terminal 3 has a relief area inside the secure area. These can be found at:

  • Terminal 1: Lower level, outside door 1A
  • Terminal 2: Lower level, outside door 2E
  • Terminal 3: In the rotunda
  • Terminal 5: Lower level, outside door 5B

Hot Tip: ORD leaves something to be desired when flying with your pet. Looking for airports that make it easier? Here’s a list of the top 10 pet-friendly airports to help you fly with Fido!

Duty-Free

Duty-free shopping is available in all terminals. These are located near gates B9, C17, F5, K5, M14, and M20.

Smoking Areas

ORD is a smoke-free airport, including the use of e-cigarettes. Designated smoking areas are located outside of the terminals.

Interesting Features

ORD has an Aeroponic Garden (where no soil is used for growth) and many of the restaurants use the fresh produce grown here in their meals. There are also some interesting art exhibits and a huge replica dinosaur skeleton.

Prayer

There is a multi-faith chapel located in Terminal 2 on the mezzanine level.

Money

ATMs are located in all terminals, both inside and outside of the secure area. Currency exchange centers can be found in the following locations:

  • Terminal 1: Near gates B10 and C18
  • Terminal 2: Near gate F1
  • Terminal 3: Near gate K10
  • Terminal 5: Near gate M8 and near door 5E on the lower level

Medical Center

Passengers requiring urgent care can visit the O’Hare Urgent Care Clinic, located in Terminal 2 just past the security checkpoint.

Luggage

There are no on-site storage services for luggage.

Important ORD Phone Numbers

Customer Service: 800-832-6352

Parking: 773-686-7530

Travel To and From ORD

Chicago O Hare International Airport Bus Shuttle Center
Bus/Shuttle Center at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Image Credit: Chicago Department of Aviation

Transportation Options From ORD

Onward transportation services are located either on the upper or lower levels outside of each terminal, and are well-marked with overhead and floor signs.

Train

  • CTA Blue Line Trains: This underground train service is operated by the Chicago Transit Authority, with the airport situated on the blue line. Trains run 24/7 with the journey time to the Chicago Loop (downtown) taking 40 to 45 minutes. The station at ORD is located at Terminal 2 on the lower level of the main parking garage. Follow the signs for “Trains to City.”
  • Metra: The Metra Train is a commuter service connecting downtown with the Chicago suburbs. The north central service stops at ORD at the O’Hare Transfer Station, located on the northeast side of the airport. To reach the station, ride the shuttle bus from the upper levels of T1 to T3, or the lower level of T5. Alternatively, you can take the shuttle to the Multi-Modal Facility, and the station is a short walk.
  • Amtrak: For Amtrak services from La Grange Road Station, take the Pace bus 330 from bus bay 9 of the Multi-Modal Facility.

Bus

These operate from the “Bus/Shuttle Center” on level 1 of the main parking garage.

  • Pace: Pace bus routes provide access to downtown Chicago and beyond. Route 250 operates daily to downtown from bus bay 9 of the Multi-Modal Facility.
  • Regional Bus: If you’re traveling outside of the Chicago area, then there are many regional bus services available. View operators on the airport’s website.
  • Shuttle: Private or shared shuttles are available to pre-book. Go Airport Express is one operator, with pick-up and drop-offs outside of baggage claim on the lower level. All other shuttles operate from the Bus/Shuttle Center.

Taxi

  • Taxis are available at each terminal on the lower level outside of baggage claim. From the airport to downtown Chicago, the cost is around $30 to $40.

Limousine

  • Pre-arranged and on-demand limousine services are available at each terminal. Pick-up is available from the lower level center road lane outside of baggage claim.

Ride Services

  • Rideshare drivers are permitted to pick up and drop off passengers at Terminal 2 between doors 2A and 2D and Terminal 5 outside door 5B. Uber Black picks up on the lower level.

Transportation to Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

The most cost-effective way to get between the 2 airports is to ride the CTA to downtown Chicago on the blue line, and then connect via the orange line to MDW. The journey takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Alternatively, there are regular shuttles that depart from the “Bus / Shuttle Center” at ORD, which take around an hour.

Driving to ORD

Arriving From Downtown Chicago

Take I-90 W from downtown Chicago to O’Hare Airport.

Arriving From MDW Airport

Take I-55 south in Forest View, then take exit 277A to merge onto I-294 N toward Wisconsin. Take exit 40 toward I-190 W/O’Hare/River Road, and keep right to merge onto I-190 W. Follow signs for the airport. 

ORD Airport Parking Information

Chicago O Hare International Airport Parking
Parking lot locations at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Image Credit: Chicago Department of Aviation

Official Airport Parking

There are a variety of airport parking options available for ORD passengers, located either outside of the terminals or further away near the Multi-Modal Facility.

Short-term Parking

Hourly parking is available in the main parking garage (Garage Lot A,) on level 1, adjacent to Terminals 1 to 3. Parking Lot D is adjacent to Terminal 5, with both parking lots offering the following rates:

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Garage Lot A provides covered parking with a clearance of 6 feet 6 inches — Garage Lot D has no height restrictions.

Daily parking is available in Garages A (levels 2 to 6), B, and C (uncovered), with Lots B and C also adjacent to the terminals. This option is cheaper than the hourly parking lot after 4 hours:

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Clearances are higher at Parking Lots B (9 feet 0 inches) and C (8 feet 5 inches).

Long-term Parking

If you require parking for a longer duration, then Economy Lots E, F, and G are the most economical options. Clearance is 8 feet 2 inches at Economy Lot F.

Passengers can ride the Airport Transit System to Economy Lot F for free. The following parking fees apply for Economy Lot F:

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Passengers can ride the remote parking shuttle from the upper level of the terminals to reach Economy Lots G and H. The following parking fees apply for Economy Lots G and H:

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Valet Parking

Valet parking is available in Garage Lot A; follow the signs for “Valet Parking.” Parking fees are $26 for 0 to 8 hours and $64 for daily parking.

Reserved Parking

Reserved parking is located in Garage Lot A on level 4, and with advance booking, you won’t need to drive around searching for a space. The reservation fee is $10 per day, per space, in addition to the standard parking fees.

Pick-up or Drop-off Parking

Curbside pick-up and drop-off is available at every terminal; however, no waiting is permitted. Vehicles collecting passengers can utilize the Cell Phone Lot. This allows temporary free parking until the passenger calls for curbside pick-up.

Kiss ‘n’ Fly Parking

To avoid the congested airport roads, there is a parking lot for pick-up and drop-off located in the northeast corner of the Multi-Modal Facility. Passengers can ride the free ATS to and from Kiss ‘n’ Fly Parking.

Off-site and Hotel Parking

Off-site parking lots will offer the most favorable rates for parking your car, with all establishments offering courtesy shuttle buses to/from the terminals.

Daily parking for ORD starts at around $14, with easy booking available on airportparkingreservations.com.

Parking for Passengers With Disabilities

There are 200+ accessible parking spaces across the airport’s parking lots, located closest to elevators and other onward travel facilities. All shuttle buses operating to/from the parking lots lower to the curb for wheelchair access.

Hot Tip: Want more information about flying with a disability or mobility concern? See our guide to flying with a disability to make sure you know your rights and what can be provided by the airport and airlines.

Parking Contact Numbers

General parking inquiries: 773-686-7530

Car Rental at ORD Airport

Car rental companies are situated in the Multi-Modal Facility, accessible by shuttle bus from all terminals.

  • ACD Rent A Car: 877-822-3872
  • Alamo: 844-354-6962
  • Avis: 773-825-4600
  • Budget: 800-218-7992
  • Dollar: 800-800-4000
  • Enterprise: 855-266-9289
  • Fox: 323-593-7485
  • Hertz: 800-654-3131
  • National: 800-367-6767
  • Payless: 800-729-5377
  • Routes Car Rental: 800-467-6883
  • SIXT: 888-749-8227
  • Thrifty: 800-847-4389

Hot Tip: Read about the credit cards that include car rental insurance so you can avoid paying for expensive insurance through the rental provider. 

ORD Airport Hotels

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago O'Hare
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport. Image Credit: Hilton

ORD has a range of 2-star to 4-star hotels, mostly located between 1 to 3 miles from the airport. If you want to be as close to the airport as possible, then the Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport is located just outside of the domestic terminals.

Most hotels offer a shuttle service to and from the airport, so be sure to inquire about booking.

ORD Airport Hotels – Sorted by Distance from ORD

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Hotel

Address and Phone Number

Star Rating

Distance From ORD (Miles)

Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport

10000 W. O’Hare Ave., Chicago, IL 60666

773-686-8000

4

0

Best Western at O’Hare

10300 W. Higgins Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018

847-296-4471

3

1.7

Sheraton Suites Chicago O’Hare

6501 Mannheim Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018

847-699-6300

4

1.7

The Rose Chicago, Tapestry Collection By Hilton

5200 Pearl St., Rosemont, IL 60018

847-260-4770

3.5

1.7

Edward Hotel

6600 Mannheim Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018

847-544-7500

3

1.8

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Chicago-O’Hare/Rosemont

10233 W. Higgins Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018

847-954-8600

3

1.8

Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O’Hare

10249 W. Irving Park Rd., Schiller Park, IL 60176

847-671-6000

3

1.9

Aloft Chicago O’Hare

9700 Balmoral Ave., Rosemont, IL 60018

847-671-4444

3

2

Candlewood Suites Chicago – O`Hare

4021 Mannheim Rd., Schiller Park, IL 60176

847-671-4663

2

2

Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center

5440 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018

847-671-6350

4

2

Hyatt Place Chicago O’Hare Airport

6810 Mannheim Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018

224-563-1800

3

2

O’Hare Inn & Suites

4101 Mannheim Rd., Schiller Park, IL 60176

847-671-1404

2

2

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport-Rosemont

5460 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018

847-292-9100

4

2.1

Embassy Suites Chicago – O’Hare Rosemont

5500 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018

847-678-4000

3

2.1

Hilton Rosemont Chicago O’Hare

5550 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018

847-678-4488

3

2.1

Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel

5300 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018

847-544-5300

4

2.1

Extended Stay America – Chicago – O’Hare – Allstate Arena

1207 E Touhy Ave., Des Plaines, IL 60018

847-768-0395

3

2.2

Residence Inn Chicago O’Hare

7101 Chestnut St., Rosemont, IL 60018

847-375-9000

3

2.2

Hampton Inn Chicago-O’Hare International Airport

3939 Mannheim Rd., Schiller Park, IL 60176

847-671-1700

3

2.3

Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago

9300 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont, IL 60018

847-696-12344

4

2.3

Motel 6 Chicago O’Hare – Schiller Park

9408 Lawrence Ave., Schiller Park, IL 60176

847-671-4282

2

2.3

Quality Inn O’Hare Airport

3801 Mannheim Rd., Schiller Park, IL 60176

847-678-0670

2

2.3

The Westin O’Hare

6100 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018

847-698-6000

4

2.3

Chicago Marriott Suites O’Hare

6155 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018

847-696-4400

3

2.4

Hampton Inn & Suites Rosemont Chicago O’Hare

9480 W. Higgins Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018,

847-692-3000

3

2.4

Wyndham Chicago O’Hare

1450 E Touhy Ave., Des Plaines, IL 60018

847-296-8866

3

2.4

Courtyard Chicago O’Hare

2950 S. River Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60018

847-824-7000

3

2.5

Hyatt Rosemont Near O’Hare

6350 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018,

847-518-1234

3

2.5

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago O’Hare Airport

2930 S. River Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60018

847-296-8900

3

2.6

Super 8 by Wyndham Chicago O’Hare Airport

2951 W. Touhy Ave., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

847-827-3133

2

2.6

Comfort Suites O’Hare Airport

4200 N. River Rd., Schiller Park, IL 60176

847-233-9000

3

2.7

Motel 6 Elk Grove Village – O’Hare

2881 Touhy Ave., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

847-803-9400

2

2.7

Comfort Inn O’Hare – Convention Center

2175 E. Touhy Ave., Des Plaines, IL 60018

847-635-1300

3

2.8

Top 3 Hotel Stays Using Points

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Hotel

Address and Phone Number

Star Rating

Distance From ORD (Miles)

Point Redemption Cost

Hyatt Regency O’Hare

9300 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont, IL 60018

847-696-12344

4

2.3

From 6,500 to 9,500 World of Hyatt points

The Westin O’Hare

6100 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018

847-698-6000

4

2.3

From 20,000 to 30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago O’Hare

5460 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018

847-292-9100

4

2.1

From 40,000 Hilton Honors points

The Hyatt Regency O’Hare is both the largest hotel outside the city and the largest convention center near the airport. The hotel offers great dining, a free airport shuttle, access to the “L” train, and Regency Club access to Globalist members or those who purchase an eligible room. This hotel is a real steal for World of Hyatt members that can book this hotel at 6,500 to 9,500 World of Hyatt points per night.

The Westin O’Hare provides close proximity to not only O’Hare International Airport, but also the Allstate Arena and Fashion Outlets of Chicago. Travelers receive a complimentary shuttle service, access to the “L” train, a fitness center, an indoor pool, and Starbucks coffee. Marriott Bonvoy members can book a room for around 20,000 to 30,000 points per night.

Guests at the DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago O’Hare can enjoy the property’s fitness center, pool, and business center, along with popular dining options like Gibsons Steakhouse and BC Bistro. DoubleTree is a member of the Hilton Hotels portfolio, so Hilton Honors members can book a room from 40,000 Hilton points per night, and guests with Hilton Gold status or higher receiver a complimentary breakfast each morning.

Hot Tip: Looking to have hotel status but don’t meet the stay requirements? There are lots of credit cards that award you complimentary hotel status simply for having the card. 

O’Hare 21 Expansion Plan

Chicago O'Hare International Airport Expansion Plan
Expansion plan at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Image Credit: Chicago Department of Aviation

Chicago recently announced the winning architectural firm for the O’Hare 21 expansion plan for a new Global Terminal. With an estimated completion of 2028, you’ll be waiting a while. But the $8.5 billion expansion project will replace the existing T2 with a modernized terminal and 25 additional gates.

The winning design by lead architects Studio Gang aims to bring the outdoors in, with lots of trees, sunlight, and open space. T2’s additional capacity will enable both domestic and international flights to depart from the new terminal.

Final Thoughts

Now that the Airport Transit System has been newly renovated, passengers can now ride this free service between all the terminals and to the car rental center, Multi-Modal Facility, economy car parking lots, and Metra train station with ease.

Terminal 5 has also seen some significant improvements with its capacity increased by 25%, new roadway enhancements, and expanded curbside pick-up and drop-off areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

What terminals are at Chicago O'Hare?

Terminals 1, 2, and 3 are referred to as the domestic terminals where domestic flights depart. The international terminal (Terminal 5) operates the majority of international flights, but some also depart from the domestic terminals. Some airlines operate from multiple terminals, and you can check up-to-date departure information on the airport’s website.

When should I get to O'Hare?

It is recommended that passengers arrive at ORD at least 3 hours before an international flight and 2 hours before a domestic flight. This is to allow time to check-in, clear security, and reach the departure date.

What terminal is Alaska at O'Hare?

Alaska Airlines ticketing desks, kiosks, baggage office, and curbside check-in is located in Terminal 2.

What terminal is gate L at O'Hare?

The L gates are located in concourse L of Terminal 3. Concourse L has 76 gates numbered L1, L1B, L2A, L2C, L3 to L5, L6A, L6B, L7 to L9, L10A, L10B, L10C, L11, L11A, and L11B.

Is O'Hare open 24 hours?

The terminals at O’Hare are open 24 hours; however, the security checkpoints have varying opening hours (see section “Security and Customs at ORD” in the above article.) This excludes Terminal 5, where the security checkpoints are open 24 hours.

Is O'Hare or Midway closer to downtown Chicago?

Midway is closer to downtown Chicago than O’Hare. Riding the CTA trains, it’s about 20 minutes quicker on the orange line to Midway than on the blue line to O’Hare.

Does Southwest fly to O'Hare Airport?

Yes, Southwest Airlines flies to O’Hare Airport.

How much is a taxi from Chicago O'Hare to the Magnificent Mile?

From Chicago O’Hare to downtown Chicago, the cost of a taxi is around $30 to $40, and the trip takes around 30 minutes.

Does JetBlue fly to Chicago O'Hare?

JetBlue does operate from Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Departures and arrivals are from Terminals 3 and 5.

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