O'Hare Parking (ORD - Chicago)

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O'Hare Parking (ORD - Chicago)

Parking at O'Hare Airport? Find your perfect parking spot here – secure, close to the terminal building and 60% cheaper for advance reservations.

Our search form makes it incredibly easy to find the perfect parking spot at ORD. Whether you are after a covered or uncovered spot with a valet service or a space at a self parking lot, we have a great offer available. Our secure and well-lit parking lots are close to the terminals at O’Hare Airport, so your transfer is as convenient as possible.

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O'Hare Airport parking

With an impressive 20,000 on-site car parking spaces, ORD offers plenty of parking options via online reservations for its lots and garages. If you plan to leave your vehicle for longer than 30 days, contact the airport in advance on (+1) 773-686-7530. You can also use this number if you experience the likes of a flat tire or dead battery.

O'Hare Airport Parking Cost

Car ParkTransfer time (mins)Daily Rates From
Hyatt Place Chicago/O'Hare Airport - Self Park - Uncovered - Rosemont$10.27
One Spot Airport Valet - Valet - Uncovered - Schiller Park$14.00
Westin O'Hare - Self Park - Uncovered - Rosemont$14.99
Hyatt Regency O'Hare Chicago - Self Park - Covered - Rosemont$15.00
One Spot Airport Valet - Valet - Indoor - Schiller Park$16.00

These are our cheapest prices based on the daily price when staying for a week in a month's time. To get prices accurate for you, use the search box above to compare prices for your parking dates.

O’Hare short-term parking

The main garage is immediately next to the airport terminals and on-site O'Hare Airport Hilton Hotel, providing quick access to all but Terminal 5. Hourly rates are available on the first floor with the other floors charging daily rates. The airport recommends only using it for short stays as the economy lots offer far better value for long-term parking, but it's an ideal option for passengers taking short or urgent trips or even simply picking up or dropping off other passengers.

Immediately beyond the main garage are two uncovered parking lots offering a similar daily rate, which is ideal when the main garage is already full. Another outdoor lot that is a great short-term parking option is located next to International Terminal 5.

O’Hare Economy parking

There are two on-site Economy parking lots, which are set a short distance from the various terminals and connected by regular shuttle buses that take a matter of minutes to reach the main arrivals and departures areas.

O’Hare valet parking and Park ‘N Fly

For convenience and speed, you can also book valet parking at Terminals 1, 2 and 3. All you need to do is simply pull into the valet parking area in the main garage and the O'Hare valets will take care of the rest at an additional cost.

A few additional options are available through off-site airport parking companies that provide park ‘n fly and valet services. A valet can meet you and take your car at the terminal or you can self-park and take a shuttle bus a short distance to the airport itself. You can compare available options on our website before you travel.

Airport facilities

With over 160,000 square feet (14,860 square meters) of space dedicated to concessions, services and facilities, including over 120 food and drink options and more than 80 retail spaces, there's plenty to eat, buy and enjoy at ORD.

Chicago often experiences bad weather conditions that have a knock-on effect on the performance of the airport in terms of traffic, but upgrades to its runways and facilities endeavor to improve this for all passengers. Here are the current facilities available at O’Hare International:

  • Short-term parking

  • Long-term parking

  • Covered parking garages

  • Economy parking lot

  • Cell phone lot

  • Airport transit system

  • Hotels

  • Hotel shuttles

  • On-site Hilton hotel and health club

  • Shopping

    • Duty free

    • Designer fashion and apparel

    • Technology and entertainment

    • Books and newsstands

    • Gifts and souvenirs

  • Beverages

    • Coffee shops

    • Smoothie bars

    • Bars

    • Wine bars

  • Food

    • Restaurants

    • Fast food

    • Snacks, delis and sandwich bars

    • Food markets

    • Seafood

    • Local food

    • American, Italian, Asian and European cuisine

  • USO and Airline lounges

  • Art exhibitions

  • Yoga room and spas

  • Aeroponic garden

  • Inter-faith chapel

  • Children's play area

  • Information desks

  • Currency exchange, banks and ATMs

  • Toilets

  • Business Center

  • Medical clinic

  • Disabled access

  • Nursing rooms

  • Pet relief areas

O'Hare Airport hotel and parking

Many hotels within a 10-mile radius of Chicago O'Hare offer the option to combine airport parking with a hotel stay.

Whilst packages vary from hotel to hotel, many offer up to two weeks of free parking so long as you stay at least one night in the hotel. What’s more, they all provide a regular shuttle bus service to the airport with journey times varying from a few minutes to half an hour; some are less than two miles away, while others are just over 10 miles from the airport.

There are several options ranging from budget motels to luxury hotels at O’Hare, so there’s something for each type of traveler. It's a perfect combination if you don't want a long journey to the airport on the same day you have a long flight.

Top things to do in O'Hare Airport

Relax at Hilton Health Club

The on-site Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport Hotel, based immediately opposite domestic Terminals 1, 2 and 3, offers day memberships even if you're not a guest at the hotel, which provide a wonderful opportunity to relax and unwind during a layover or delay.

You can enjoy a well-equipped gym, steam room, sauna and lap pool with jacuzzi, whilst the hotel also offers conference and meeting rooms for business travelers, a barbers shop and several bars and restaurants that provide high-quality American and World cuisine for those of us who are adventurous with our food.

Learn at the Aeroponic Garden

The first of its kind to be installed at an airport anywhere in the world, Chicago O'Hare's aeroponic garden was opened in 2011 at The Rotunda Building in Terminal 3. The soil-free vertical farming system provides a relaxing space to pass time or enjoy some of the airport food, much of which includes ingredients grown in the garden itself. You can also learn about aeroponic systems that have been designed to reduce the space needed for agriculture and run more economically and sustainably than traditional soil farming.

Sample real Chicago cuisine

There are plenty of ORD Airport restaurants that you'll recognize, but there are also many local names that offer a more authentic taste of classic Chicago food like Italian beef sandwiches, Chicago dogs and deep-dish pizza. Look out for The Publican Tavern in Terminal 3, a spin-off from the Loop-based meatery with a farmhouse-style to its food, the Billy Goat Tavern offering infamously tasty cheeseburgers and rib-eye steak sandwiches, or Tortas Frontera in Terminals 1, 3 and 5, which creates Mexican food from the best local ingredients.

Dabble in an arts program

The city of Chicago has an internationally famous public arts program that spreads into O'Hare Airport to provide an ideal space for artworks reflecting global interest, as well as showcasing local talent to a wider international audience. Dozens of sculptures, paintings, murals and exhibits can be found across the various concourses and terminals with both permanent and temporary displays and special events throughout the year.

Kids on the Fly

An exhibit created by Chicago Children's Museum specifically for the airport, this interactive play area has become a highly-rated tourist attraction amongst parents for tiring kids out before long flights. With an aviation theme, the play area has plenty of space for playing, a pedal-powered helicopter, an air traffic control tower, a cargo crate tunnel and a two-storey airplane complete with removable luggage. It's an entire play-airport surrounded by benches where parents can finally relax whilst the kids charge around for an hour.

Top things to do near O'Hare Airport

The Art Institute of Chicago

With a truly incredible diversity of art curated by 11 expert departments, The Art Institute houses iconic pieces from Picasso, Seurat, Edward Hopper and Grant Wood, along with art from Africa, India, Asia, Europe and America suitable for all tastes. It boasts contemporary pieces, photography, sculpture, ancient art, architecture and around 30 special exhibitions of works outside of the Institute's collection every year. It is the second-largest art museum in the USA and only around 30 minutes from O'Hare Airport in the city center.

Millennium Park

One of the most popular tourist attractions in the Midwest, Millennium Park replaced a collection of parkland, rail yards and parking lots and won a number of awards for its design in the process. It features attractions like the Crown Fountain, Lurie Garden, a range of outstanding public art including the world-famous Cloud Gate and the centerpiece of the whole site, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, which stages a range of music and dance performances throughout the year. Other highlights include the McCormick Tribune Plaza restaurant and winter-time ice-rink, the Frank Gehry-designed BP pedestrian bridge over Columbus Drive and the annual 10-week classical music concert series, the Grant Park Music Festival. Centrally set in the city, it is only around 30 minutes from ORD International.

Wrigley Field

Chicago is widely considered one of the best cities in the world for sports and Wrigley Field, home to Major League Baseball's Chicago Cubs, has become one of the most popular tourist attractions for that reason. Acclaimed by baseball fans as one of the few places you can still enjoy an authentic and classic baseball experience, it is currently undergoing a very carefully planned renovation to expand the facilities whilst retaining the atmosphere so loved by fans across the world. The field also hosts several concerts a year by major pop and rock musicians such as Lady Gaga, Pearl Jam and Paul McCartney and is less than 30 minutes from the airport.

The Magnificent Mile

Another central attraction around 30 minutes from Chicago International Airport, The Magnificent Mile is a shopper’s idea of heaven with almost every designer fashion brand in the world lining the street and filling the four shopping malls. Five-star hotels and fine-dining restaurants sit alongside iconic landmark buildings including the Old Chicago Water Tower, Drake Hotel and Tribune Tower, so whether you want to shop, eat or simply wander around and gawp at the architecture, this bustling district is a great place for it.

Museum of Science and Industry

Located just south of Chicago's city center, the Museum of Science and Industry is one of the most highly-rated cultural attractions in the region. It offers a diverse range of exhibits in a beautiful setting, including a full-size replica coal mine, a German U-Boat captured during World War II, a vast model railroad and the Apollo 8 spacecraft. With every display and exhibit designed around interactivity, it's an incredible place for children and adults to learn together in the most enjoyable way possible.

Which terminal?

There are currently four terminals at ORD International Airport, which are divided into a further nine lettered concourses. These are organized by international flights arriving at Terminal 5 and departing from Terminals 1 and 3, whilst all domestic flights are spread around the central Terminals 1, 2 and 3.

How to get to O'Hare Airport


Chicago O'Hare Airport is at 10000 W O'Hare Avenue, 60666, with the I-190 connecting it directly to the I-90 and I-294.

The I-90 connects the airport by road to the Chicago Loop and city center, though the I-94 is the crucial linking road that passes nearby the airport from Milwaukee in the north and snakes around Lake Michigan to head for Detroit. The Interstate road also connects to the I-65 from Indianapolis and the I-55 from St Louis.

A full range of car rentals, taxis, limos and shared-ride vans offer road transport in addition to the extensive ORD Airport parking garages and lots for your own vehicle.


A bus and shuttle center can be found right next to the central terminal buildings and Hilton Hotel, offering a good range of services throughout the city and local region.

Airport Express shuttle services run between O'Hare and Chicago Midway Airport, as well as into the city itself and many of the main neighborhoods, which makes it one of the most affordable and direct regular routes in and out of the O'Hare property.

A series of independent bus service operators provide regional routes throughout the Chicago airports and to cities across Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin, which are typically slower but very economical options for reaching or traveling beyond the airport itself.


The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Blue Line trains are the easiest and most affordable way to get to the airport, with a 24-hour service and connections to the rest of the CTA train and bus network. The station is found on the lower level of Terminal 2 – you’ll likely experience minimal waiting times due to the regular services operating out of it.

The Metra North Central Service is another rail option on weekdays, running across the north and central suburbs including Chicago Union Station. The station is on the north-east side of the airport and can be reached via the shuttle buses from Economy Parking Lot E to the O'Hare Transfer Station.

Useful tips

Beware the Chicago weather

Chicago Airport flight delays are one of the most common causes of complaints about overcrowding in the terminals and customer service. Unfortunately, due to Chicago's unpredictable weather, delays will always be a problem at O'Hare, even with the substantial investment into reducing them with added space.

Whilst there is plenty to do at the airport and, indeed, mere minutes away in the center of Chicago, be prepared for a wait by bringing along books, tablets and other time-passers, especially if you're traveling with children. Make sure you check ahead for weather and traffic problems when working out your journey to the airport. When the weather's good, most passengers report the airport running exceptionally well, so you might be lucky.

Get around the airport quickly and for free

The quickest way to get around the airport from terminal to terminal is usually via the Airport Transit System (ATS), which is a 24-hour rail system that makes the whole airport more accessible without costing passengers another dime.

Look out for short check-in lines

Many regular travelers note that the security check-ins at the ends of the terminals (especially the far-right checkpoints in each terminal) are almost always the least crowded and, moreover, are generally at their longest in the mornings. However, evening flights are more likely to suffer delays than morning flights largely due to the unpredictable weather.

Relax in the airport lounges

Few travelers realize that many of the airline and airport lounges offer a day membership fee, so if you have an unexpected delay or you want to wind down with a range of complimentary snacks, drinks and amenities like showers, it's worth checking them out.

Ask if you're lost

A lot of people complain that customer service at O'Hare can be surly and rude, but this tends to be a result of delays and overcrowding. Passengers traveling through at quieter times report that whilst the customer service approach could use a little polishing, staff almost always give out accurate and helpful information.

Research your connection details

As with some other major international airports, connecting flights, even with the same carrier, can arrive and depart from different terminals, which may be some distance from each other. The ATS and various walkways and tunnels will get you around quickly, but make sure you leave plenty of time between landing and take-off times if you are connecting through O'Hare because it’s a very busy airport.

O'Hare Airport FAQs

How much is parking at O'Hare airport?

Parking lot prices at O'Hare airport are mostly dependent on demand and season. Looking4 can compare a variety of different parking lots available at O'Hare airport. Simply input your travel details into the quote bar at the top of this page and we will do the rest. You can filter parking lot choices by type, terminal and also distance from the airport in order to find the lot that suits your needs.

How much is overnight parking at O'Hare airport?

Most parking lot choices at O'Hare airport provide overnight parking. This allows for longer vacations, however if you require a particularly long stay, longer term parking is also available. To get the best price just receive a quote through our site using the search function above.

How much is economy parking at O'Hare airport?

Economy parking at O'Hare airport is one of the cheaper parking lots available at this airport. If you want to take advantage of cheaper airport parking options, it is recommended you pre-book you parking through a trusted provider. Looking4 can compare a multitude of different parking options for lower budgets. Remember to pre-book to avoid on the day prices which can be expensive!

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