Chicago - Essential Information
Chicago has two airports: O’Hare International Airport and Midway Airport. O’Hare is approximately 18 miles (30 km) northwest of the city center. Midway Airport is 6.5 miles (10 km) southwest of the city center. The Blue Line train takes passengers to and from O’Hare and downtown Chicago and runs 24 hours a day. The Orange Line train takes passengers to and from Midway airport and downtown Chicago and also runs 24 hours.
Taxis take about 20-30 minutes to get to the city centre.
Chicago is located in the Central time zone, and all times are reflected in Central time.
Chicago has an excellent system of trains, buses and a commuter rail. Pay in cash on the bus and in exact change. Transit cards may be purchased at selected outlets and eliminates the hassle of needing exact change. You may also call and get exact directions on public transport to and from any destination in the city. RTA Travel Information service is available seven days a week, including holidays, 04.45-1.00 for travel information on CTA, PACE, and Metra.
It is very easy to find a taxi downtown or near the Miracle Mile. There is no extra charge for baggage or credit card use, and tipping is optional.
Yellow Cab Company: +1 312 829 4222
Checker Taxi Company: +1 312 243 2537
The Main Post Office is located on 433 West Harrison Street. It is open 24 hours, seven days a week. Visit the website for more information.
Chicago Dental Emergency Service is open 24 hours.
Walgreen’s is open 24 hours, seven days a week and there are a number of Walgreen´s in downtown Chicago.
Country Code: +1
Area Code Chicago: 312 or 773
110 volts, 60 hz
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