O'Hare to Chicago Campus

Transportation options for getting from O'Hare Airport to Northwestern University's Chicago campus include:


  1. From O'Hare Airport, take the Blue Line heading towards Forest Park. Exit at the Jackson stop.
  2. Transfer to the Red Line heading towards Howard. Exit at the Chicago stop.
  3. Exit near the intersection of N. State St and E. Chicago Ave.  
  4. Start walking east on Chicago Ave towards Wabash Ave
  5. View the Interactive Campus Map to determine how to get to your final destination on campus.

Cost: $2.25

Estimated Time:  1 hour, 5 minutes

CTA website: www.transitchicago.com

GO Airport Express

GO Airport Express is a shuttle ground transportation provider for Chicago's O'Hare and Midway Airports. They offer a 15% NU discount 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.

O'Hare Airport to Chicago Campus: approximately $29 for first passenger, $10 for second passenger, and $14 for each additional passenger up to 10 people
(Note: GO Airport Express periodically runs special pricing that may differ from the prices listed here.)

For reservations, call 800-284-3826 and use the corporate discount code "NWU" or visit their website:

Car Services

Several Car Services offer discounted rates to NU faculty, staff, and students through the WildCARD Advantage Program. Please visit the Automotive section to browse options.

Estimated Time: 30 minutes, but varies widely depending on traffic

Taxi Services

Several Taxi Services offer discounted rates to Northwestern University. Click here to download a PDF chart of rates to and from both airports and campuses.

Estimated time: 30 minutes, but varies widely depending on traffic

Cab Corner

Established by ASG, Cab Corner is a website that facilitates cab sharing. Exclusive to students with a @(u.)northwestern.edu email, this site allows you to enter your destination and the time you intend to leave, and you will be matched  up with fellow riders who need to leave at the same time.

Learn more at: http://nu.cabcorner.com