Chicago O'Hare Airport
The Gateway to the Midwest
If you’re a frequent flier, you may feel like all roads lead to O’Hare—eventually. If you’re not familiar with Chicago O’Hare International Airport, we have the all-important details on what to expect right here.
O’Hare Ground Transportation
Loews Chicago O’Hare is located just two miles from the airport and offers a complimentary airport shuttle to all guests. The shuttle also serves the nearby CTA station.
- Shuttle available from 4am to 1am. For pick up between the hours of 1am-4am, please call 847-544-5300 to arrange for service.
Where to Catch the Shuttle From the Airport to Loews Chicago O'Hare
- For domestic flights, pick up is at the Bus & Shuttle Center, between Door #1 & #2 (across from the Hilton). Exits to the shuttle center are located by baggage claim. Follow the red Shuttle Center signs.
- FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS, YOU MUST CALL 847-544-5300 TO ARRANGE FOR YOUR SHUTTLE PICK-UP. SHUTTLES ONLY REGULARLY PICK UP / DROP OFF AT THE DOMESTIC TERMINALS.
The Bus/Shuttle Center is where you can catch regional buses, our airport-hotel shuttle and other hotel courtesy buses. Parking shuttles and airport rental car agencies are also located here.
Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel offers travelers upscale airport parking, just five minutes from Chicago O'Hare Airport. Loews also offers a complimentary airport shuttle (see above). For airport parking reservations please click here.
Airport Transit System
The ATS is a free rail system operating between the domestic terminals, the international terminal and long-term parking lots. The service runs 24 hours.
Rental car agencies can be found near the baggage claim areas of Terminals 1, 2, and 3 on the airport’s lower level.
Shared ride service is available and taxicabs can be located on a first come, first serve basis at the lower level curb front of all terminals.
At the Airport
A new runway added in 2013 has helped O’Hare keep more flights on time, but you should also know that there are lots of great amenities inside the terminals, too. Here are some of the highlights.
Drink & Dine
All of the fast food and bar stalwarts you know (and possibly love) from airports around the U.S. are also here at Chicago O’Hare—but you’ll also find some local gems worth checking out before you board.
In Terminal 1, these Chicago-centric spots include Eli’s Cheesecake (where cakes are packed and ready to tote on your flight), Nuts on Clark, Tortas Frontera by Rick Bayless (also in Terminals 3 and 5). In Terminals 2 and 3, you can pick up a classic Chicago souvenir or gift at Garrett Popcorn Shops. Other locally grown eateries include Gold Coast Dogs (Terminal 3) and Goose Island Beer Company (Terminals 2 and 3)
At the refurbished International Terminal 5, there’s a great selection of Chicago favorites, including Big Bowl, Wow Bao, Urban Olive, Hub51, R.J. Grunts, along with Kofe by Intelligentsia and an outpost of Wicker Park deli The Goddess and Grocer.
O’Hare is home to three outposts of Terminal Getaway Spa, which specializes in massages, facials, manicure and pedicures for travelers. In other words, express versions of all are available but so are the more standard 50–90-minute treatments. Terminal Gateway Spas are located in Terminal 1 (Concourse B, Gate B14) and Terminal 3 (Concourse H; Gate H2 and Gate H6). Over in Terminal 5, you’ll find an Xpress Spa, which also offers express massages and other spa services and sells travel beauty products including travel pillows and eye masks. Xpress Spa is located in Terminal 5 (Concourse M, Gate M11).
If a little breathing and stretching will help you relax before your flight, head to O’Hare’s Terminal 3 on the Mezzanine Level—conveniently adjacent to the airport’s indoor garden. The studio has bamboo floors and a mirrored wall, along with yoga mats and a storage area for your carry-on luggage.
If you’re transferring from gate to gate, you’ll find plenty of shopping options throughout the O’Hare terminals, whether you’re looking for magazines and snacks for your flight, duty-free items or a little something from Brooks Brothers or the Harley-Davidson store. The newly renovated International Terminal 5 is now home to labels like Michael Kors, Emporio Armani and Salvatore Ferragamo.