Fly into Chicago’s O’Hare or Midway International airports. The city center is a 17-mile, $50 taxi ride from O’Hare and a 12-mile, $40 taxi ride from Midway. The Blue Line on the “L” train runs to O’Hare (45 minutes), and the Orange Line runs to Midway (25 minutes).

Chicago is very flat and walkable with “L” trains, buses, and taxis to take you anywhere you want to go. Train rides cost $2.25; bus rides cost $2. The buses take cash, but for the trains you’ll need a CTA fare card.