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Getting Here

There are several options for ground transportation from O’Hare International Airport and Midway Airport to the Illinois College of Optometry.


The fare from either airport varied depending upon traffic conditions. Visitors have reported fares from Midway in the range of $25-35, and from O’Hare in the range on $40-60.Taxis are readily available outside the arrival/baggage claim areas of both airports.

Airport Express Transportation (shuttle to major hotels in Chicagp) 
Operates from both airports to zip code 60616
O’Hare one way: $35; round trip: $61
Midway one way: $24; round trip: $50

Omega Airport Shuttle (pre-arranged service)
Operates from both airports to and from ICO and the South Side of Chicago. You must call 24 hours in advance to make shuttle arrangements. Students are $34.00 each way for O’Hare and $19 each way for Midway.

Public Transportation from O’Hare 

From O’Hare take the Blue Line southeast to downtown Chicago. Take the Blue Line to the Clark/Lake stop, and transfer to the Green Line train.

Take the Green Line south to the 35th/Bronzeville/IIT stop, in the middle of the Illinois Institute of Technology’s campus. Walk north to 33rd Street. Take a right on 33rd, then walk two blocks to Indiana Avenue. At Indiana Avenue take a left. ICO’s entrance is a half block north on Indiana.

Public Transportation from Midway

From Midway take the Orange Line northeast to the Roosevelt stop. At Roosevelt, transfer to the Green Line headed south. Then follow the directions above from the Green Line to ICO.

For further information about public transportation, check out, the website of the Chicago Transit Authority.