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Transportation to Gleacher Center

The University of Chicago Gleacher Center, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, is easily accessible by taxi, limousine, airport shuttles, or Chicago public transportation.

From O'Hare Airport

Taxi
The taxi stand can be found just outside the baggage claim area. Cab fare will be approximately $45 and you should allow an hour to an hour and a half.

Airport Shuttle
Airport Express runs a van service to the downtown area and will drop you at your hotel or the Midway Club. This is also located at the baggage claim area. Calculate the cost of this service. You should allow an hour to an hour and a half.

CTA Train (the "El")
The Blue line of the Chicago Transportation Authority train system commonly known as the "El" or elevated train" runs from O'Hare to the Loop area downtown. Follow airport signs reading Trains to City to the boarding area. Train fare is $2.25; buy a fare card from vending machines at boarding area. Disembark Clark and Lake stop. Exit station at street level and take a taxi to Gleacher Center, or walk east on Lake four blocks to Michigan Avenue. Turn left and walk north the two blocks on the east side of Michigan. After crossing the bridge over the river, walk to the right through the plaza with the fountain between the Equitable Building and Tribune Tower. Gleacher Center is on the right at the end of the plaza, facing east toward NBC Tower.

From Midway Airport

Taxi
A taxi stand is located right outside the baggage claim area. Cab fare will be approximately $40 and you should allow 30-45 minutes.

Airport Shuttle
Airport Express runs a van service to the downtown area and will drop you at your hotel or the Midway Club. This is also located at the baggage claim area. Calculate the cost of this service. You should allow an hour to an hour and a half.

CTA Train (the "El")
The Orange Line of the "El" or elevated train runs from Midway to the Loop area downtown. Follow airport signs reading "Trains to City" to the boarding area. Train fare is $2.25. Disembark at the Lake & State stop. Exit at street level and take a taxi, or walk two blocks east on Lake Street to Michigan Avenue. Turn left and walk north the two blocks on the east side of Michigan. After crossing the bridge over the river, walk to the right through the Chicago Tribune / Equitable Fountain Plaza. Gleacher Center is on the right at the end of the plaza, facing east toward NBC Tower. The train ride is about 30 minutes.

Cabs and Limousines from Gleacher Center
Cabs are available at the NBC Tower (across the street from Gleacher Center). The front desk can arrange limousine service for members and their guests upon request.

Public Transportation

CTA Buses
Take any of these bus routes running along Michigan Avenue: 11, 33, 125, 145, 146, 147, 151, 157.

Buses running between Union Station or Northwestern Station and Michigan Avenue are: 120, 121, 125, 151, 157.

Exit/enter the bus at the 400 block of Michigan Avenue near the Chicago Tribune Tower.

CTA Subway and Elevated Trains
Take Howard/Dan Ryan (Red Line) to State/Grand stop; walk east to Michigan Avenue, south to Illinois Street, then east one short block to Cityfront Plaza Drive.

Take Ravenswood (Brown Line) or Evanston Express (Purple Line) to State and Lake stop; walk east to Michigan Avenue, north over bridge, and right along river or through plaza to Gleacher Center.

For more information on the City of Chicago and these transportation options use the following links: