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Taxi or train from airport?

We are flying into Midway and staying at the Intercontinental - should we take a taxi or train? I know the train is cheaper but with luggage is it impossible?

Any est on a taxi fare?


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1. Re: Taxi or train from airport?

Of the two options, the taxi is what I'd take. My best guess is that the fare will run you $30-35.

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2. Re: Taxi or train from airport?

Taking a train with luggage is not impossible. Assuming you don't have a lot of luggage, take the CTA orange line train from Midway. Get off a Roosevelt. Transfer to a northbound (towards Howard) red line train. Get off at Grand Ave. You'll be 2 blocks from your hotel. The fare is $2 per person.

You can also take - http://www.airportexpress.com. The fare for 2 people is $28 and there's a $2 discount coupon on their web site.

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3. Re: Taxi or train from airport?

Highly recommend the cab or airport express tip. The "door to door" service is worth the price of admission with luggage, especially if the weather is foul. You still have to walk a few blocks to the hotel if you take the El to your hotel. The cab et al would drop you off at the door of the hotel. Enjoy your visit.

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4. Re: Taxi or train from airport?

Depends on when you go...I wouldn't hassle the el if you are coming with lots of luggage, little kids. Otherwise I'd take the el.

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5. Re: Taxi or train from airport?

Take the train! The most beautiful view of our city is from the southwest side and the train is the best way to see it. The orange line is clean, safe and cheap and it runs avery few minutes so you wont waste any time waiting for it.

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6. Re: Taxi or train from airport?

Train or cab - depends on your style, preferences, and budget. I prefer bus and train to either Midway or O'Hare. It's even faster! But I have finally learned how to pack efficiently with one medium wheeled bag to check) and small shoulder bag carry-on.

However, last trip in Dec., weather was crummy as I stepped out to the bus stop on my corner. Impulse, I saw a cab and hailed it. Northside lakefront to O'Hare, it was $35 plus tip. I rationalized, one less fancy dinner in my 14-day trip. Return home flights, late evenings, I take cabs for convenience.

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I would recommend calling a sedan company. We were able to get a $35 fee from one company from Midway to Hotel Burnham which I thought was a great deal and they were there waiting for us when our plane arrived. Very clean.

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8. Re: Taxi or train from airport?

I tend to veer away from Airport Express. I feel their vans are not that safe, and they stop at all the downtown hotels. So depending if you are 1st or last, the ride time may increase considerably.

A taxi from Midway is approx. $27.00 , so fore two people it is basically the same price as Airport EXpress

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9. Re: Taxi or train from airport?

It completely depends on the amount of luggage. I've done the Midway to downtown trip with a week's luggage (after a trip to Bahamas). It is O.K., but with that much luggage I would probably take a cab in the future.

The Orange line is great if you are carrying light bags -- a briefcase and maybe one small suitcase. You still end up taking a short cab ride at the end (or walking about six blocks), but with light luggage I prefer the Orange line, particularly when coming from the airport (where there is no risk of having CTA delays cause a missed flight).

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