One of two nearby airports the Chicago O’Hare International Airport (this is also the busiest airport). Airport Code: ORD
Lyft or Uber: About a 45-50-minute ride from O’Hare into downtown; public transportation via the “L” Train is also available, though would likely take more time.
Midway International Airport is smaller and easier to navigate through. Airport Code: MDW
There is a free shuttle from Midway to O’Hare, but then travel from O’Hare into downtown is either via public transportation or via Lyft/Uber, each about 40-50 minutes. Travel via Lyft/Uber from Midway directly to the Palmer House is about a 30-minute ride.
Public Transportation while in Chicago
Lyft App: Very Safe
Uber App: Very Safe
Pace Bus Chicago: This is the public bus system. Inexpensive but please know which one to get on and where you are going.
Subway System: You can photograph here but avoid getting on the subway at night.
The “L” Train System: This transportation can be difficult and confusing as there are many different lines. If you are not familiar, please avoid using the “L”.
Big Bus Tours of Chicago: Very Safe. This is a double decker bus that will take you up and down the loop area of Chicago all day and into the evening. You can hop on and hop off at any time. Pick-up / Drop-off is in front of The Palmer House. Tickets prices vary.