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Midway Airport - How do I get there by Bus?

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Midway Airport - How do I get there by Bus?

Southwest Airlines and others fly out of Midway in Chicago. CoachUSA bus used to provide service there (after Ohare). But they have now stopped their service to Midway. Do you know of the best way? I understand you can drive to Madison, park your car, and there is a bus (Van Gander or something close). But that seems too far to drive.

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1. Re: Midway Airport - How do I get there by Bus?

Southwest is now flying out of Milwaukee.

I have always avoided Midway because it is just too far to get to reasonably for me.

I have heard there are hotels around Midway that offer free parking if you spend the night. So, if you have a morning flight you could stay at a hotel the night before and get free parking.

If you can't drive the only option I can think of is Amtrak or Greyhound to downtown Chicago and an L train to Midway.

I was not aware that Coach discontinued Midway service. When did that happen? Maybe it is in conjunction with Southwest starting to fly out of Milwaukee. Air Tran is also big at Midway, I believe, and they also have increased Milwaukee service.

I am not sure where you are flying to, but flight prices out of Milwaukee are very competitive to many destinations.

I flew to Reno a few years ago and that was expensive out of Milwaukee. I found a cheap flight out of O'Hare and took the Coach bus. It was still a real pain.

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They stopped it Feb. 22, as the OP indicated at the time on the Chicago board. I think your only realistic options are the Amtrak downtown and then the Orange Line to Midway, or the Omega shuttle service between O'Hare and Midway. I've never taken it myself, so have no opinion as to reliability, etc.

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I agree with Przyk about using Southwest out of Milwaukee instead of Midway. But if you want to fly out of Midway, my suggestion would be to take AMTRAK from Milwaukee to Chicago Union Station and then use the airport express in the website above to get back to Midway. The airport express leaves every 15 minutes from a variety of hotels and businesses in downtown Chicago...not sure about Union Station. It does require reservations. And it is pretty reliable.

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If you are going to take Amtrak to get to Midway, you are definitely better off taking the orangeline el from downtown Chicago. Much faster abd cheaper, and it terminates at Midway. transitchicago.com/travel_information/trip_p…

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