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Transportation and Attractions



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We do not suggest taking public transportation from either airport, as it takes twice as long and involves multiple steps. You would be required to take the CTA train from either O'Hare or Midway airports to the City of Chicago, change trains onto the Metra train system from Ogilvie Station then out to Wheaton. If you are not able to drive from the airport, we encourage you to contact a ground transportation company for a more direct route instead.

When contacting the companies below, mention that you are a conference guest of Wheaton College to qualify for any applicable discounts. Wheaton College does not endorse any specific company.


Airport Express: 800.284.3826
American Taxi: 630.790.8294
West Suburban: 630.668.9600

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Driving From O'Hare Airport (about 29 miles)

Approximate travel time: 45-55 minutes

10000 W O'Hare Ave

Chicago, IL 60666
(800) 832-6352


Cars leaving the airport exit to the east. Keep in the right lane to turn south on I-294. Stay on I-294 south some distance to I-88, also called the East-West Tollway. On I-88 go west toward Aurora several miles to the Naperville Road exit. Proceed north on Naperville Road past the Danada Shopping Center at Butterfield Road, and continue on to Roosevelt Road. Turn right (east) at Roosevelt Road and get into the left lane immediately for a quick left turn at Washington Street. A few blocks north onto Washington Street, you'll cross the Chicago & Northwestern railroad tracks and approach the intersection of Washington and College Avenue at the southwest corner of campus.

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Driving From Midway Airport (about 35 miles)

Approximate travel time: 50 minutes to 1 hour

5700 Cicero Ave

Chicago, IL 60638
(800) 832-6352


Leaving the airport, turn north onto Cicero Avenue and proceed to the I-55 South on-ramp. Take I-55 South to I-355 North. Exit I-355 North at the Roosevelt Road exit and turn left (west). Take Roosevelt Road approximately 3 miles to Washington Street and turn right (north). Continue on Washington Street several blocks, cross the railroad tracks, and approach the stop sign at Washington and College Avenue on the southwest corner of campus.

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Ogilvie Station

500 W. Madison St.
Chicago, Illinois

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