By Air

Chicago has two airports: O’Hare International Airport (ORD) (http://flychicago.com/About/OHare/Default.aspx) is 18 miles northwest of, or about 40 minutes from, the Chicago Loop. Midway International Airport (MDW) (http://flychicago.com/About/Midway/Default.aspx) is 10 miles southwest of, or about 20 minutes from, the Chicago Loop.

Nearly every air carrier flies into one of these two airports. American and United Airlines both have hubs at O’Hare; major carriers at Midway include AirTran, Delta, and Southwest (800-435-9792, www.southwest.com). For your convenience, listed below are the major carriers that service O’Hare International Airport.

Air Canada


American Airlines

Continental Airlines

Delta Airlines

JetBlue Airways

Spirit Airlines



You may also contact SAA’s official travel agent for assistance in arranging your air travel: Phil Marks, Travel Too 800-235-1309 / 650-553-9600 (San Francisco) phil@traveltoo.com

Ground Transportation

O’Hare International Airport (http://www.ohare.com) is located 18 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, and Chicago Midway Airport (http://www.chicago-mdw.com/index.html) is located 10 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. The Hyatt Regency Chicago on the Riverwalk does not offer an airport shuttle service, but from either airport the hotel is readily accessible by taxi, Continental Airport Express shuttle (for a 10% discount, use discount code “SAA”), automobile, or Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) train. (Note that the CTA trains are also known as the “el,” for “elevated” – even the underground lines.)

Most ground transportation access areas are located at the main entrance for each terminal. Taxis are available on a first-come, first-served basis from the lower-level curb front of all terminals at O’ Hare and in the front of the main terminal at Midway. Shared ride service is available. There are no flat rates because all taxis run on meters. Expect to spend approximately $60 for a cab ride to downtown Chicago from O’Hare and approximately $40 from Midway. For wheelchairaccessible vehicles, please call United Dispatch at 1-800-281-4466.

Use public transportation via the CTA Blue Line (from O’Hare to Clark/Lake station in about 40 minutes) or Orange Line (from Midway to State/ Lake station in about 30 minutes) to avoid traffic and save on travel costs. The CTA fare is $2.50 per trip, regardless of the length of the trip. The walk to the hotel is about 7 blocks from the Blue Line and 4 blocks from the Orange Line. See the transportation link on the Hyatt Regency Chicago’s website for details.

By Train

Amtrak Trains (www.amtrak.com): Chicago’s Union Station is located at 225 South Canal Street (about 1.5 miles from the Hyatt). From there, you can walk, take a taxi, or take a CTA bus (see CTA’s trip-planner www.transitchicago.com or call 312-836-7000).

By Bus

Greyhound (www.greyhound.com): The Greyhound Station is at 630 West Harrison Street (about 2 miles from the Hyatt). From there, you can take a taxi or a CTA bus (see CTA’s trip-planner www.transitchicago.com or call 312-836-7000).

Megabus (www.megabus.com/us) travels to Chicago from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Madison, Milwaukee, Normal, Champaign, St. Louis, Iowa City, Des Moines, Columbia (MO), Kansas City, Memphis, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Columbus (OH), and Cincinnati. The stop for all Chicago arrivals and departures is next to Union Station on the east side of South Canal Street, 300 feet south of Jackson Boulevard (225 South Canal Street).

By Car

There are several ways to get to the Hyatt Regency Chicago on the Riverwalk if you drive. The Hyatt provides detailed directions and a map at www.hyattregencychicago.com/map-directions. Valet parking at the Hyatt Regency Chicago is currently $50 per day. Street parking is difficult and often limited to metered spaces. For additional parking options, see www.chicagoparkingmap.com. Keep in mind, too, that ARCHIVES 360˚ will occur between the Chicago Air and Water Show (August 20-21) and the Chicago Jazz Festival (September 1-4). Summer events often have a significant impact on street traffic and parking.

We suggest that you take a cab or use mass transit to avoid the hassle and expense of driving and parking. The Hyatt Regency Chicago is located 3 blocks from Millennium Park. Within easy walking distance of the hotel are the Art Institute and the Field Museum; Grant Park; Navy Pier and Chicago’s Lakefront; acclaimed shopping along the Magnificent Mile and Oak Street; Chicago’s theaters and nightclubs; and the bustling business district.

For more information about Getting Around Chicago, check out the “Concierge.”