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Mode of transportation

overland park, ks
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Mode of transportation

Hi all,

I have read the pinned post and also have been to Chicago a couple times and used public transit before. I see if I take the train it is the blue like, get off and walk a few blocks?

My question is this- arriving at 5:45 pm on Thursday this week and need to get from O'Hare ( I always use Midway, so this is a new direction/location for me) and need to get downtown to the Wyndham Grand as quickly as possible. Which mode of transport at that time of day would be fastest? We have an event that night we need to get to as quickly as we can and I had not considered rush hour into the equation.

Thanks for your recommendations!

5 replies to this topic
Chicago, Illinois
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1. Re: Mode of transportation

Since you will be arriving around the evening rush hour, you will probably do best to take the Blue Line of the L downtown. Just take the Blue Line to the Clark & Lake St. station (also marked for the "Thompson Center").. From there, it's only about a 3 block walk to the Wyndham Grand, including walking across a bridge over the river.

Chicago, Illinois
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2. Re: Mode of transportation

OK this is just my opinion... Since you have a time constraint; take the Blue Line from under Terminal 3 to Clark/Lake station. That's a 2 1/2 block walk to your hotel. (nice choice) Allow a little over an hour for the train. Be sure to add in time from the gate to the Blue Line terminal. Expressway traffic will take longer that time of day.

Chicago, Illinois
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3. Re: Mode of transportation

I need to correct my Post No. 1 because the Wyndham is not across the river. (I was confusing it with the Westin.) The Wyndham is a short walk from the Clark/ Lake St. station, but it is on the same side of the river as the station.

Illinois
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4. Re: Mode of transportation

Google Maps will show you the way.

overland park, ks
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5. Re: Mode of transportation

Great! Thanks for the confirmation!

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