Two major airports serve the Chicago area, O'Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. O'Hare is located northwest of Chicago, and Midway is located on the south side of Chicago. Northwestern University does not provide free transporation service to these airports, but both airports are accessible to campus via public transit or car. View directions from both airports.
Other airport transportation options include:
GO Airport Express
GO Airport Express is a shuttle transportation provider for Chicago's O'Hare and Midway Airports. They offer a 15% discount for Northwestern students, faculty, and staff for their efficient and economical shared ride airport shuttle services. Shuttles depart from O'Hare and Midway Airports every 10 minutes for Chicago downtown and suburban hotels/residences/schools/businesses. For reservations call 800-284-3826 and use corporate discount code "NWU", or visit the Airport Express website.
(Note: GO Airport Express periodically runs special pricing that may differ from the prices listed here.)
Several car service companies offer discounted rates to NU faculty, staff, and students through the Wildcard Advantage Program. Visit the Automotive section to browse options.
Taxi service to the Evanston and Chicago campuses is available from both airports. Use Taxi Fare Finder for a cost estimate.Back to top