No Chicago to Chicago Rides. All rides must begin or end in a suburb. O'Hare and Midway are in Chicago city limits.
On occasion, due to extremely high passenger volume, weather, or traffic congestion for airport rides, we may offer single passengers a shared ride at 25% less flat rate per rider as an alternative to long wait times. Rides will be selected by similar locations.
NEW - Local (metered) Ride Revised Rates -
- You can now get a guaranteed pre-determined rate on any local ride when you provide a destination street address and town, WITHOUT ANY STOPS DURING THE RIDE, when you place your order either online, app order or phone.
- If you need to make stops during the ride, driver is required to run the meter during your ride and during the stop.
- When you call our automated system and do not have the street address of your destination programmed into your profile (common locations) you will be transferred to an operator.
- If you do not have the destination address the driver will run the meter.
Minimum ride is $8.00.
- Round Trip rides are minimum $8.00. Driver will run meter and charge wait time.
- Wait Time is $24.00 per hour charged in 15 minute intervals.
- If you hail a taxi (at a train station or hotel, for example) your driver will run the meter, either Rate 1 or 2, whichever is correct.
Suburban Metered (non-dispatched) Rates - No Chicago to Chicago Rides All rides must begin or end in a suburb.
Meter runs on time and distance. If you are at a long light or train the meter will still run.
FLAT RATES FOR AIRPORT AND CHICAGO LOOP
NEW - Our Airport Flat Rates have changed. Airport Exit Tax, extra passenger charge and tolls are now included in your flat rate to simplify our rate structure and make it easier for you and your driver.
$24 per hour wait time for round trip. If you make a stop during your ride, driver will run meter to final stop, then charge flat rate from final stop location to final destination.
O'Hare - Midway - Loop Flat Rates
LOOP FLAT RATE BOUNDARIES: All rides must begin or end in a suburb.
NORTH - North Ave.,
EAST - Lake Michigan,
WEST - Ashland Ave.,
SOUTH - Cermak/22nd St., including Soldier Field, McCormick Place, United Center, Shedd Aquarium and all Loop area museums except Science & industry.
Low flat rates also available to and from U.S. Cellular Field and Wrigley Field.
Chicago O’Hare Airport Taxis & Transfers
There’s around 7,000 official medallion holding licensed taxicabs operating within Chicago’s central districts. This makes signalling for a taxicab fairly quick, especially in the busier neighbourhoods. Taxi drivers are also instructed to pick up the closest passenger they see and may not refuse any fare to or from anywhere in the city.
In addition, there are thousands more alternative taxi service providers like private hire, suburban taxi or limousine airport transfers all serving the greater Chicago areas.
Getting to Chicago O’Hare Airport
O’Hare Chicago International Airport is the main airport serving the Chicago area and is located at the furthest northwestern-point of the city. Chicago is the third largest city in America with an estimated population of almost 3,000,000 residents, one of these residents is none other than Barack Obama, the President of the United States himself.
Tourism is an important industry for Chicago, with over 46 million travellers visiting Chicago in 2012. Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the primary hub serving those travelling to or from Chicago. An estimated $31.8 billion dollars was added to Chicago’s local economy through means of tourism in 2011.
Chicago is also home to another airport, Chicago Midway International Airport, which is closer to Central Chicago (The Loop), but acts as a secondary strip for the city mainly featuring lower cost airline providers. Southwest Airlines for example are very active at Chicago Midway Airport.
Taxis in Chicago
As briefly mentioned earlier, there are just over 6,800 medallion owning taxi drivers who work throughout Chicago’s central districts. The city of Chicago regulates the distribution and use of these medallion taxi licenses and every two or three years they auction any unused medallions in order to maintain a consistent number of taxis servicing the streets of Chicago.
The taxi medallion permits are acquired via purchase, lease or rental of a taxi medallion which is then displayed in the top right of the taxi. The operations of these medallion owning taxi drivers are controlled by their own private companies but are administered and standardised by the city of Chicago, Illinois itself.
There are also at least 14,000 other taxi companies who provide airport taxi services within Chicago and offer an alternative to a medallion taxi service. Other preferred taxi options include: suburban taxi, private hire and limousine services. There are, however, additional restrictions or special purposes for each of these services.
The medallion owning taxi drivers are, for example, the only service legally allowed to pick up hailed down fares from the roadside. Although open to roam the city, the medallion taxicabs tend to operate the busier central Chicago districts as taxi services are in higher demand there. This has lead to many alternative taxi companies operating in those areas not served by the medallion taxicab firms.
Depending on the pick up location and destination of your journey, an alternative taxicab service could be the best choice for you. Other taxi services are also a preferred choice when the passenger is looking for a more executive airport taxi transfer such as a limo taxi service or for shared and group taxi transfers.
Airport transfers to or from Chicago O’Hare or Midway airports are a major portion of business for most Chicago based taxi services.
There are so many different types of airport taxi services available that it is often difficult to understand which is the best option for each journey.
Taxi Costs in Chicago
Taxicab fares and rates within the city of Chicago are fixed and set by the Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Department of the City of Chicago.
The licensed cabs use a fixed standard rate of $3.25 for any taxi journey, with an additional charge of $1.80 for every travelled mile. Further fees and rates do apply for various other circumstances such as additional passengers, stops or pick-ups and any toll charges that may occur.
Here is an official breakdown of the taxi prices you can expect to be charged:
|36 seconds of time||$0.20|
|First additional passenger (aged 13-64)||$1.00|
|Each additional passenger after the first||$0.50|
|Vomit in taxi||$50|
|Airport Arrival/ Departure Taxi||$2.00|
*These taxi price rates were correct for the city of Chicago as of September 2013.
A tip of 15% of the total fare is considered the standard by many when travelling via a Chicago Cab. If the driver has also gone out of his way to improve your trip, then an additional tip is often also given. However, these tips are only an extra and should not be expected as a compulsory gratuity. If you feel your journey was not efficient or you experienced an unpleasant trip, you are entitled not to contribute a tip. A quick summary would be that an additional 15% gratuity donation is considered the norm but as the passenger you have the right to tip or not to tip as you see fit.
Chicago taxis actually have one of the lowest standard rates for cab fares in the country. An average taxicab fare in Chicago would cost an estimated $12.72. This is much cheaper than an estimated taxi fare in New York or Los Angeles would cost. An average fare is based on a 5-mile journey, which includes 5 minutes of waiting time.
For any length of a journey, a medallion service which drifts into a suburban area of the city would charge an additional 50% of the standard rate. Suburban taxi services are charged at normal rates in these areas so if your trip starts or ends in a suburban postcode, then a suburban taxi service will probably work out considerably cheaper.
Which Airport Taxi Service is best for me in Chicago?
The taxi system works slightly different in the United States compared to other countries, mainly due to the terms used. We suggest reading our guide to understand each type of taxi service so that you know what taxi is best suited to your needs, which will ensure you are getting the best taxi transfer deals for your journey.
Here is a definition of each type of taxicab service:
Medallion Cab – These are the official city cabs which follow strict pricing rates authorised by the city’s taxi service governing body. Similar to a Hackney carriage in England. Also known as Public Hire, Hailed or Street Taxis. City licensed taxis can be flagged down by anyone throughout the city and neighbouring areas. Medallion taxi drivers are required by law to pick up the first or closest passenger they see, they are also not permitted to refuse a fare to anywhere else within the city.
Medallion licenses are bought from the city of Chicago for an average sale price of around $350,000 so far this year, 2013.
Suburban Taxis – These taxicabs are available for pre-booking but are not permitted to wait on the street for their passenger or pick up any hailing fare. They are also restricted by where in the city they are allowed to operate. Basically, if an airport is based within the city centre, then either the pick up or drop off locations has to be located in a suburban district.
Private Hire – These vehicles are often referred to as minicabs or private hire taxis. Private Hire vehicles are licensed for pre-booked journeys only. What differentiates this service from a suburban service is that a private hire is authorised to travel anywhere within the city.
Limo Hire – Specialised rental vehicles licensed for transfers via pre-booking, often used by executive travellers or for a special occasion journey such as a honeymoon. Not necessarily always a limo vehicle, limo hire services can also often provide standard sedan executive vehicles such as a Mercedes or similar.
Taxibuses – Operate on preset routes with preset prices. They travel through multiple stops and often with a shared party of passengers. Similar to a shuttle bus service but in the USA they are also known as Jitneys.
Gypsy Cabs – These are ‘taxis’ that are licensed only for pre-bookings, possibly registered as a legitimate private hire or suburban taxi service but often cruise the streets illegally looking for passengers. Previously commonly referred to as illegal taxis.
Shared Chicago Airport Taxis
A shared transfer includes services such as: Taxibuses, Jitneys and Shuttle Coaches. There are also standard cabs available from designated pickups which allow passengers to share a ride to popular destinations for a fixed flat rate per person.
Shared Taxi Fixed Prices
|From||To||Price per person|
Downtown Chicago is classed as 22nd Street to Fullerton Avenue, Ashland Avenue to Lake Michigan and also includes McCormick Place.
All journeys from or to the airport from a suburban address are charged at a straight meter fare plus 50%. For journeys such as this, the passenger would be better off using a private hire or suburban taxi service.
Group Airport Transfers in Chicago
When travelling in a larger group, the standard taxi or limo services are unable to cater for such parties in a single vehicle. It would be possible for the group to split up and take separate cabs to their destination but a group travel service such as buses or coaches will not only work out cheaper but would also be much more efficient as all are travelling in a single vehicle. Such services can often seat up to 100 passengers although smaller minibus vehicles are available for average-sized group transfers.
Coach and Bus hire with driver transfers are often charged at an hourly rate. Such services are also a great way to travel as a group around there city on various sightseeing tours.
What are Chicago Suburban Taxis?
This type of taxicab service is perfectly legal but does operate with further restriction than an official, medallion holding, taxicab driver. For example a Suburban taxi service is not allowed to pick up hailing passengers from the side of the road. They are also not permitted to wait at the curb for a pre-booked journey.
So, if wanting to travel via a Suburban taxi service, it is important that you ensure you pre-book your journey as well as being outside for the time of arrival. Also, the pickup spot or destination must by law be a suburban area such as Arlington Heights and Brookfield, both of which are located in the Chicago metropolitan area but classed as suburb locations.
For a taxi journey that starts or ends from a Suburban address a suburban service will usually work out much cheaper than a medallion cab. This is because a medallion cab charges the standard rate plus an extra 50% for any mileage in a suburb area.
A suburban taxi service to or from a suburban address would, however, cost considerably less than an official medallion licensed taxicab. If unsure of whether your destination/pickup is in a suburb or not, it is probably worth asking a potential taxi provider.
What to do in Chicago
Chicago is a popular tourist destination. This is mainly to do with all the great attractions within the city.
Chicago’s Magnificent Mile was the nickname given to parts of Chicago’s Michigan Avenue many years ago. The Mag Mile is still as popular today and is well renowned for it’s great nightlife. The Magnificent Mile also includes Chicago’s biggest shopping district as well as many landmarked buildings and towers.
The Skydeck Chicago Experience at Willis Tower, or Sears Tower as it was previously and is still more commonly known as, is another of the more popular events in Chicago. Willis Tower is central to Chicago and a taxi from anywhere within ‘The Loop’ would probably only cost around $4-$5.
The historic original highway ‘Route 66’ which stretches across almost the entire USA actually begins in Chicago just outside the Art Institute of Chicago.
Coincidentally the Art Institute of Chicago is a great attraction for any art enthusiast as they house one of the world’s most extensive collections of post-impressionist and impressionist paintings in the world. A standard taxi fare from Chicago Union Street Station to the Art Institution would cost about $5.
O'Hare Taxi Flat Rates
A#1 Cab Dispatch has the lowest O'Hare taxi flat rates in the Suburban Chicago area. There are no additional charges for extra passengers, tolls, or fuel. The flat rate is based per vehicle. Make a reservation today!
There is a $4 ground tax fee for airport pickups only- not drop offs. This is a City of Chicago tax.
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We DO NOT pickup at Midway Airport.
We do NOT have taxis waiting at O’Hare airport. A ride needs to be reserved ahead of time.
NOTE- 2018 Elgin west of Randall Rd is now $45 to O'Hare
Rates ohare taxi
Taxi Rate Information
Rates of Fare
Metered rates apply to all trips other than to/from O’Hare/Midway
First mile: $4.00
For each additional 1/10 mile or fraction thereof: $0.20
Waiting time per hour: $24.00
Each additional passenger over the age of twelve (12):
When straight meter is used: $1.00
When Flat or Out of Zone rate is used: $2.00
There are different sizes that you can buy depending on what you are looking for. If you are looking for something that is large enough to hold all of the drinks that you will be purchasing it is recommended that you have a fridge that is large. However, if you are looking for something smaller best beverage coolers then you may want to have something smaller. It is often advisable to have a drink fridge that is large if you plan on keeping all of your drinks cold. Minivan request: $8.00
Tolls: Customer Pays Ipass Rate
Out of Town Rates
Meter plus 20% of meter if cab goes beyond the next adjacent village.
Meter plus 20% south of Irving Park Rd. in Chicago
Meter plus 50% of meter if cab goes:
North & Northwest Suburbs
North of the state border
West of Route 47
South of 95th Street
South, West & SW Suburbs
North of Route 120
West of Route 47
South of Route 30 & Indiana
Prices subject to change without notice.
Please be advised that the fare cost estimate provided herein are approximate and serve informational purposes only. The real fare cost may differ depending on many factors such as traffic conditions, detours, etc.
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- Add 50% to meter when a) going to most suburbs from the airport and b) going outside of city limits from locations in Chicago.
- Add 20% to meter if cab goes beyond the next adjacent village
- Add $1 for first additional passenger, $0.50 for each additional passenger after the first
- Add $0.50 if paying by credit card.
- Tolls & surcharges may apply
Taxi Phone Numbers
|Black Cab Taxi||(630) 888-1275|
|303 Taxi||(847) 303-0303|
|Go Taxi||(847) 755-1003|
|Checker Cab||(312) 243-2537|
|Yellow Cab||(312) 829-4222|
|List your taxi company here|
How much does a taxi cab cost from O'Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL?
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Marriott Downtown: $49.86
O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois 60018, United States to The Loop, Chicago, Illinois 60603, United States: $56.46
Union Station to O'Hare International Airport (ORD): $50.07
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Union Station: $49.98
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Magnificent Mile, The: $51.38
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Wrigley Field: $43.07
O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois 60018, United States to Evanston, Illinois, United States: $50.18
Midway International Airport (MDW) to O'Hare International Airport (ORD): $82.93
Greyhound Bus (Cumberland CTA) to O'Hare International Airport (ORD): $15.40
1445 South Rockwell Street, Chicago, Illinois 60608, United States to 2659 South Homan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60623, United States: $12.15
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Midway International Airport (MDW): $67.72
Union Station to Wrigley Field: $24.15
Midway International Airport (MDW) to Union Station: $41.21
Midway International Airport (MDW) to Magnificent Mile, The: $46.75
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Navy Pier: $52.90
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Palmer House Hilton: $52.46
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, United States: $51.76
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to McCormick Place: $56.97
O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois 60018, United States to S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60616, United States: $74.42
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Elmhurst, Illinois, United States: $32.28
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Greyhound Bus (Cumberland CTA): $15.34
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Millennium Park: $52.22
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to University of Chicago: $68.49
O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois 60018, United States to Vernon Hills, Illinois, United States: $65.81
Chicago O'Hare International Airport, 10000 W O'Hare Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60018, United States to Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States: $46.59
Midway International Airport (MDW) to Marriott Downtown: $46.44
Chicago, Illinois, United States to Rosemont, Illinois, United States: $49.32
Union Station to Midway International Airport (MDW): $34.00
Midway International Airport (MDW) to Hyde Park: $47.95
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to InterContinental Chicago: $50.41
O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois 60018, United States to 1400 North Milwaukee Avenue, Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069, United States: $55.54
Navy Pier to Union Station: $17.57
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Drake Hotel: $51.06
Midway International Airport (MDW) to Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), 5700 S Cicero Ave, Chicago, Illinois, 60638, United States of America: $8.33
Midway International Airport (MDW) to McCormick Place: $39.22
Union Station to Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60605, United States: $14.92
Midway International Airport (MDW) to Navy Pier: $44.95
Chicago, Illinois, United States to Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60637, United States: $22.26
Union Station to McCormick Place: $15.22
Chicago, Illinois, United States to Joliet, Illinois, United States: $108.01
Chicago Union Station, 225 S Canal St, Chicago, Illinois 60606, United States to Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611, United States: $15.76
O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois 60018, United States to Marriott Marquis Chicago, 2121 S Prairie Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60616, United States: $61.53
Union Station to Magnificent Mile, The: $13.17
O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois 60018, United States to Naperville, Illinois, United States: $71.45
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Congress Plaza Hotel: $51.78
Midway International Airport (MDW) to Palmer House Hilton: $42.84
Chicago, IL, United States to Joliet, IL, United States: $106.11
Millennium Park to O'Hare International Airport (ORD): $53.91
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Kankakee Community College, Kankakee, IL, United States: $184.88
Chicago O'Hare International Airport, 10000 W O'Hare Ave, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018, United States to Chicago, Illinois, United States: $52.57
630 West Harrison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607, United States to 825 North Christiana Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60651, United States: $19.88
Union Station to Navy Pier: $13.99
O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois 60018, United States to Humboldt Park, Chicago, Illinois 60622, United States: $46.40
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, 10000 W O'Hare Ave, Des Plaines, Illinois, 60018, United States of America: $8.12
Union Station to University of Chicago: $29.05
Northlake, Illinois, United States to Stone Park, Illinois, United States: $7.85
Union Station to Millennium Park: $10.71
Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60605, United States to Chicago, Illinois, United States: $9.23
Chicago O'Hare International Airport, 10000 W O'Hare Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60018, United States to Downers Grove, Illinois 60515, United States: $47.99
Chicago O'Hare International Airport, 10000 W O’Hare Ave, Des Plaines, Illinois, 60018, United States of America to Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, Illinois, 60601, United States of America: $52.92
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Chicago O’Hare Airport Taxi
Get to Chicago downtown from O’Hare Airport in just 30 minutes.
Traffic jams and delays are a common issue to deal with, since traffic in Chicago is always hectic. Our recommendation is the sooner you travel, the better.
Taxis are located at the lower level of each terminal at O’Hare Airport, outside the Baggage Claim Area. Taxis run through Chicago and the suburban areas. It is recommended to pick up a licensed taxi and not to accept taxi rides outside the taxi rank or from the Departures level.
The following taxi companies serve O’Hare Airport:
- Airport Taxi O’Hare: +1 847 252 9237
- 303 Taxi: +1 847 303 0303
- OnCabs Chicago: +1 815 600 8803
- Metro Yellow Cab: +1 847 526 2227
- Ohare Airport Taxi: +1 847 666 5151
If do you need to request a wheelchair accessible taxi, please, call at + 1.855.WAV.1010
All taxis are metered and rates depend of the service and time of the day (weekday, weekend, festivity).
Please take in mind that trips from and to O’Hare or Midway Airports have an additional USD $ 1.00 fee.
An average fare from O’Hare to downtown Chicago is around $30 to $40.
Some taxis offer a shared ride service too. Check directly at the airport in case you are interested.
Prices do not include tip.
Uber and Lyft offer ridesharing transportation options to and from Chicago O’Hare Airport. In order to ask for a car it is needed to download the application to your smartphone.
If you want a private transfer from Chicago O’Hare Airport to any destination, you can book one from our partners.
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