Low Cost Chicago O'Hare Airport Parking
Chicago O’Hare International Airport is dual-hub airport for the airline companies of American Airlines and United Airlines, and is served by a large number of other airline carriers as well, including international carriers, such as Air Canada and WestJet. The airport is found a few miles from the Chicago Loop, and due to its large number of passengers recorded each year, is rated as the third busiest airport in the world. It has the official IATA code of ORD, and can simply be referred to as O’Hare. Chicago O’Hare International Airport parking is provided for passengers in several areas. There are airport parking lots nearby the terminal buildings, and more affordable parking areas further from the airport facilities.
Chicago O’Hare Airport is a U.S. airport found in the state of Illinois. It is mainly in Cook County, and partly in the DuPage County. The airport is found in the north-western corner of Chicago, and approximately 17 miles, or 27km from the Chicago Loop. The airport is particularly nearby the areas of Rosemont, Schiller Park, Bensenville and Elk Grove Village. Passengers can easily travel to the airport in their own vehicles, as plenty of parking options are available. The main road leading to the airport terminals is the I-190, which is linked to the I-90 that provides access from the city of Chicago. From northern and southern areas, travellers can use the I-294 for airport access. Always leave in plenty of time to drive to Chicago O’Hare Airport, as all main roads in the vicinity can be very busy, and it may take time to find a suitable airport parking space.
Once motorists are within 2.5 miles of the airport, they can tune into 1630 AM for parking information. Information available includes the spaces open in each parking area, the proximity of the parking lots to the terminal building and the fees for the airport parking areas. In general, there is a parking garage outside of the Terminals 1, 2 and 3, an international parking area nearby Terminal 5 (the international terminal), two Economy parking areas located at a distance from the terminals, a Kiss ‘N’ Fly area, a Cell Phone Lot and Valet parking options. Passengers may only park for up to thirty days at the airport, unless special arrangements have been made. Any vehicle parked for longer than thirty days will be considered as abandoned, and will be towed at the owner’s expense. Longer-term parking arrangements can be made by calling the airport at (773) 686-7530. This is also the number to call for any Chicago O’Hare International Airport parking enquiries.
Chicago O’Hare International Airport Parking – Short-term and drop off/pick up areas
Passengers and their luggage items may be dropped off outside of their terminal of departure. The roads in front of the terminals are not parking areas, and vehicles may not be left unattended here. The driver of the vehicle should remain behind the wheel, and should park only long enough for the offloading of his/her passengers and their belongings. Motorists who are collecting arriving passengers can also pick up their friends or family members from outside the terminal building, however, vehicles may not wait for arrival flights in these areas. The airport has a convenient Cell Phone Parking Lot available where motorists may park for free and wait for a call from their passengers to say they are ready to be collected at curb-side. This airport parking area ensures that motorists need not circle the airport complex whilst waiting, and therefore reduces traffic on the airport roads. There are 150 parking spaces in the Cell Phone Lot, and they are found within the Economy Lot F. Simply exit the I-190 at North Mannheim Road, and follow the signs that read ‘Economy Parking F/Cell Phone Lot.
Chicago O’Hare Airport short-term parking is available in the main parking garage within walking distance of Terminals 1, 2 and 3. Level 1 is meant for parking of no longer than three hours, as daily parking here is very expensive ($51.00 per day). Daily parking is available on Levels 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, for $31.00 per day. The first three hours or less of parking on all levels will cost $4.00. Valet parking options are available at the main parking garage of the airport as well. There are two drop-off locations on Level 1 for this convenient service. The terminals can also be easily accessed from the valet drop-off points. Valet parking is $10.00 for the first hour, and $46.00 per day.
Since that the international Terminal 5 is located at some distance from the airport’s other three terminals, it has its own parking area, which can be used for short-term or daily parking stays. The terminal is found to the left hand side of the Kennedy Expressway when heading towards Terminals 1, 2 and 3.
Chicago O’Hare International Airport Parking – Long-term
The Kiss ‘n’ Fly is a further drop-off location available. This area is accessed by turning off the I-190 at the International Terminal exit and by turning left at the traffic light on Bessie Coleman Drive. Signs lead the way to the Kiss ‘n’ Fly entrance. If arriving from Higgins Road, follow Mannheim south to Zemke Road, and follow the signs. From the Kiss ‘n’ Fly area, passengers can use the ATS, Airport Transit System, to reach the terminals. This is the efficient people mover train of the airport, that connects the terminals, and the terminals to the remote parking area. There is also a bus service that runs from the Kiss ‘n’ Fly lot to the Metra Station nearby to Parking Lot F. The Kiss ‘n’ Fly area can also be referred to as the Remote Lot E. The long-term parking lot F is the cheapest parking option at Chicago O’Hare Airport, and can be used for just $9.00 per day. The Economy Lot E is the second cheapest, available for $19.00 or $17.00 per day.
There are hundreds of parking spaces specially allocated to disabled drivers and passengers at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Parking that is most convenient for terminal access is available in the main parking garage, and all shuttles and trains (ATS) for transport to the remote parking areas are accessible to disabled passengers. There are however, no spaces for larger vehicles (those that will require more than one parking space) at Chicago O’Hare Airport.
All further details regarding Chicago O’Hare International Airport parking is available at 773-686-7530, or emails can be sent to Parking@FlyChicago.com.