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Midway International Airport (MDW)


Midway International Airport (MDW) - General Information:

Midway Airport, located on Chicago's southwest side, is smaller and some may say easier to deal with than O'Hare International Airport. It's anchor airline is the budget conscious Southwest Airlines.

Concourses at Midway International Airport:

  • Midway Concourse A:
    Air Tran, Air Midwest, Big Sky Airlines, ComAir, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines
  • Midway Concourse B:
    ATA, Southwest Airlines
  • Midway Concourse C:
    Continental Airlines

Public Transportation to Midway:

The CTA Orange Line train runs between Midway and downtown Chicago. Trains operate between 3:55 a.m. to 12:55 a.m. Monday through Friday, 4:35 a.m. to 12:51 a.m. Saturdays, 5:35 a.m. to 11:31 p.m. Sundays & Holidays. Trains generally arrive every 5-7 minutes during rush hour, 15-20 minutes early/late, and every 10 minutes the rest of the day.

The current one-way fare is $2.00, and the ride takes approximately 30 minutes.

For additional information, read this Chicago public transportation overview.

Taxi Service at Midway Airport:

Taxis are regularly available on a first come, first serve basis and accessible from the curbfront outside baggage claim. Taxis all run on meters, and the average cost is approximately $25 plus tip for a ride to downtown Chicago -- expect to pay more if traveling during Chicago's rush hours. Wheelchair accessible vehicles are available through United Dispatch at 800-281-4466.

Driving Directions From Downtown Chicago to Midway:

I-55 (Stevenson) West to Cicero -- Cicero south to Midway International Airport.

Midway Airport Parking:

Short Term Parking:

The hourly parking area is designed for "meeters and greeters", and is not recommended for long stays. Rates are: first 10 minutes free, 10-30 minutes $2, 30-60 minutes $4, and then progressively goes up to $51/day.

Midway Daily Parking:

  • Parking Garage Levels 4, 5 & 6
    These levels are designed for longer term (i.e., over the weekend) parking and cost $29/day (First hour $4).
  • Long Term (Economy) Parking Lot E & Lot G:
    Located east of Cicero Avenue and 1/4 mile west of Cicero on 55th street, the remote lot and garage offer the most economical parking for long trips, and has a free 24/7 shuttle bus that takes travelers to the terminal building. Cost is $14/day (First hour $2). Allow at least an extra 30 minutes to get from these lots to the airport terminal.

Disabled Accessible Parking is available in all parking areas.

(All parking prices as of September 2010, subject to change)

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