McCormick Place West Building
2301 S. Indiana Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

Beginning in March 2024, and through the fall of 2024, the Illinois Department of Transportation will be in Phase Two of a three-year project on the Kennedy Expressway (Interstate 90/94), from the Edens Expressway (I-94) junction to Ohio Street. This project will impact traffic to/from O’Hare International Airport to/from downtown, especially during rush hour periods. More information on this construction project can be found here.

It is recommended to fly into Midway Airport, when possible, given the proximity to McCormick Place and the increased traffic from O’Hare. However, if O’Hare is the preferred airport for your flight options, it is suggested to avoid rush hour periods, or utilize Public Transportation, specifically the CTA “Blue” line from O’Hare to downtown.

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Public Transportation:

Public Transportation is the most affordable and convenient way to get to McCormick Place. For complete public transportation information, please click here.

The CTA “L” trains provide service to Downtown Chicago and McCormick Place from both international airports.

From O’Hare International Airport: The CTA “Blue” line provides service to and from the airport. Take the Blue Line from O’Hare and transfer to a southbound Green Line train at the Clark and Lake stop. Note, in the Loop the Blue Line is a Subway Train and the Green Line is an elevated train, a free transfer is available at the Clark and Lake stop.

From Midway Airport: The CTA “Orange” line provides service to and from the airport. Take the train to the Roosevelt Street Station (Subway) and transfer to the elevated Green Line Station. Continue on the southbound Green Line train for 1-stop to the Cermak-McCormick Place station.

The Cermak-McCormick Place Station is 2 block (0.15 miles) walk from the Northwest Corner of the McCormick Place West Building.

Please click here for helpful information for using Metra to travel from McCormick Place to Midway or O’Hare airports.

Parking Information:

Events in the West Building designate Lot A as the primary parking location.

McCormick Parking Lot A
2301 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616

Parking Rates
Lot A:
 The parking rate is $25 for up to 16 hours and $38 from 16 to 24 hours. There are no in-and-out privileges unless parking is purchased online in advance. Overnight parking is available in Lot A only.

Standard Parking Support 
For parking comments or questions please contact parking support via email at mccormicksquare@spplus.com or via phone at 312-567-8360

Driving Directions: 

If approaching from the north, northwest or O’Hare Airport, follow I-190 East to I-90 East. This turns into I-90/94 East (Dan Ryan Expressway). Keeping to the right, follow to I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left.

If approaching from the west, follow I-290 East (Eisenhower Expressway) to I-94 East (Dan Ryan Expressway). Keeping to the right, follow to I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left.

If approaching from the southwest or Midway Airport, take I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left.

If approaching from the south or Indiana via I-80/94, take I-80/94, exit at I-94 West (Bishop Ford Expressway) and proceed on I-94 West (Dan Ryan Expressway). Follow to I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left.

If approaching from the Indiana Skyway, take I-90 West (Indiana Tollway turns into the Chicago Skyway). Merge onto I-90/94 West (Dan Ryan Expressway). Exit at I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left.

If approaching on Jean Baptiste Point DuSable Lake Shore Drive (US-41), exit at 31st Street and turn right (West). Turn right on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Turn left on 24th Place. Follow signs to Lot A.

If approaching from Congress Parkway (the Loop), turn right onto Michigan Avenue Proceed south to Cermak Road. (E. 22nd Street). Turn left on Cermak Road, to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Follow signs to Lot A.

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