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Chicago Airports

There are 2 major airports that we recommend for commercial flights into Chicago. You can research nonstop direct flights into multiple airports, whether you're flying international or domestic, using connecting flights, or even landing at a smaller local executive airport in your private jet charter. Plan out your transporation to get from the airport to downtown, and look for hotels and things to do in Chicago.


What are the best airports in Chicago to fly into?

The major airports that people talk about in and around Chicago are:

Chicago Midway International Airport  (MDW / KMDW)
13 miles driving distance from Chicago, with international and domestic flights from cities like Atlanta, Minneapolis, Detroit, and Denver.
Chicago O'Hare International Airport  (ORD / KORD)
18 miles driving distance from Chicago, with international and domestic flights from cities like Paris, London, Dusseldorf, and New Orleans.

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Airports with international flights

Here are some of the airports with international flights serving Chicago:

Chicago Midway International Airport  (MDW / KMDW)
13 miles driving distance from Chicago, with international and domestic flights from cities like Cancun, Montego Bay, Punta Cana, and Silao.
Chicago O'Hare International Airport  (ORD / KORD)
18 miles driving distance from Chicago, with international and domestic flights from cities like Dublin, Rome, Tokyo, and Mexico City.
General Mitchell International Airport  (MKE / KMKE)
82 miles driving distance from Chicago, with international and domestic flights from cities like Toronto.
Fort Wayne International Airport  (FWA / KFWA)
174 miles driving distance from Chicago, with domestic flights from cities like Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, and Minneapolis.
Gerald R. Ford International Airport  (GRR / KGRR)
185 miles driving distance from Chicago, with domestic flights from cities like Atlanta, Dallas, Orlando, and Saint Louis.
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Airports with domestic flights

Here are some of the airports with domestic flights serving Chicago:

Chicago Midway International Airport  (MDW / KMDW)
13 miles driving distance from Chicago, with international and domestic flights from cities like Atlanta, Minneapolis, Detroit, and Denver.
Chicago O'Hare International Airport  (ORD / KORD)
18 miles driving distance from Chicago, with international and domestic flights from cities like New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Minneapolis.
General Mitchell International Airport  (MKE / KMKE)
82 miles driving distance from Chicago, with international and domestic flights from cities like Denver, Phoenix, Orlando, and Dallas.
South Bend Regional Airport  (SBN / KSBN)
94 miles driving distance from Chicago, with domestic flights from cities like Detroit, Mesa, Las Vegas, and Saint Petersburg.
Chicago Rockford International Airport  (RFD / KRFD)
101 miles driving distance from Chicago, with domestic flights from cities like Mesa, Las Vegas, Saint Petersburg, and Sanford.
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Airports with local flights

Here are some of the airports with local flights for your private jet charter into Chicago:

Chicago Executive Airport  (PWK / KPWK)
27 miles driving distance from Chicago
Gary/Chicago International Airport  (GYY / KGYY)
29 miles driving distance from Chicago
Lewis University Airport  (LOT / KLOT)
34 miles driving distance from Chicago
DuPage Airport  (DPA / KDPA)
35 miles driving distance from Chicago
Joliet Regional Airport  (JOT / KJOT)
44 miles driving distance from Chicago
Waukegan Regional Airport  (UGN / KUGN)
45 miles driving distance from Chicago
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Get from the airport to your hotel in Chicago

You can research transportation from the airport to your hotel by taxi, bus, train, or Uber. Here are some of the most popular hotels in Chicago.

The James Chicago Hotel
about 28 miles from MDW, or 31 miles from ORD
Hotel Palomar Chicago
about 28 miles from MDW, or 31 miles from ORD
Acme Hotel Company Chicago
about 28 miles from MDW, or 31 miles from ORD
Virgin Hotels Chicago
about 28 miles from MDW, or 32 miles from ORD
Thompson Chicago
about 29 miles from MDW, or 31 miles from ORD

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Things to do in Chicago

Plan your trip around popular attractions, and figure out how to get to and from the airport and around your destination. Here are some of the top mentioned places to check out in Chicago.

Millennium Park
about 28 miles from MDW, or 32 miles from ORD
The Art Institute of Chicago
about 27 miles from MDW, or 32 miles from ORD
Shedd Aquarium
about 27 miles from MDW, or 33 miles from ORD
Willis Tower
about 27 miles from MDW, or 32 miles from ORD
Lincoln Park Zoo
about 31 miles from MDW, or 29 miles from ORD

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Read more about Chicago

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