Arriving by plane
Chicago is served by two international airports, O'Hare and Midway.
From O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
You can take the CTA Blue Line (a public-transit train) from the O’Hare station to the Monroe station. This will take about an hour and cost $5. Shuttle buses and vans as well as taxis are available for varying prices; travel time for automobiles will vary widely with traﬃc.
From Midway International Airport (MDW)
You can take the CTA Orange Line (a public-transit train) from the Midway station to either the Harold Washington Library station or the Randolph & Wabash station. The Harold Washington Library station will be a longer walk, but a much shorter train ride, so this is a good choice if your students are not bringing a lot of luggage. Again, shuttles and vans are available for varying prices.
Arriving by train
From Union Station, you can take a cab to the Palmer House or opt for the public-transit options described below.
Take the 134, 135, 151, or 156 bus from the Canal & Jackson stop to the Dearborn & Adams stop. The Palmer House Hilton hotel is 5-minute walk away from the Dearborn & Adams stop.
Take the Blue Line from the Clinton stop (426 S Clinton St, Chicago, IL 60607) to the Monroe stop. The Palmer House Hilton hotel is 3-minute walk away from the Monroe stop.
Driving to the Palmer House
- Self-parking is located at 55 E Monroe St and costs $42/night
- Valet parking is also available at 55 E Monroe St for the cost of $72/night