Chicago is serviced by O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Midway International Airport (MDW).

Chicago O’Hare, or simply O’Hare, is the main international airport serving Chicago and approximately 18 miles from the business district.

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), typically referred to as Midway Airport, Chicago Midway, or simply Midway, is a major commercial airport on the Southwest side of Chicago, located approximately 12 miles from the business district.


To and From the Chicago Airports

Chicago is home to two international airports: Midway International Airport and O’Hare International Airport. Both are conveniently located, with thousands of daily inbound and outbound flights to and from more than 240 destinations.

There are many ways passengers can get into Chicago from either airport. Public transportation, including the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) “L” trains and Metra Rail, offer easy and economical travel options. The CTA Orange Line station is located at Midway and the CTA Blue Line station is located at O’Hare.

Taxis, limos, rideshare, airport shuttles, regional bus services, and rental cars are all easily accessible to passengers, as well.

Ground Transportation in Chicago

There are many options for getting around Chicago, including the CTA, Metra Rail, taxi and rideshare, and water taxis. For more information, visit Chicago’s Public Transit Guide.

Conference Shuttle Service

The ANCC Magnet and Pathway Conference will provide detailed shuttle service from official conference hotels that are not within walking distance of McCormick Place.

The shuttle schedule will be available as we get closer to the event.


McCormick Place offers ample parking near the Convention Center for meeting attendees and exhibitors. Daily fees apply.

The three locations include:

Lot A – 2301 South Prairie Avenue*

*This lot is closest to conference

Lot B – 3050 South Moe Drive

Lot C – Fort Dearborn Drive

For ridesharing services, such as Uber or Lyft, the pick-up and drop-off location will be Gate 4 at McCormick Place on Level 1.

View more information about parking at McCormick Place.


Chicago has a lot to offer. If you have spare time, you may want to take a look at the link below for suggestions of things to do and what to visit.