Welcome to Elgin, Illinois, a city just 35 miles northwest of Chicago that's famous for its orchestra performances, fabulous Victorian architecture, and welcoming atmosphere. Thanks to its proximity to the Windy City, finding convenient and cheap flights to Elgin during any time of the year is possible, as you can choose to fly into either Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) or Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW). After you fly into town, you'll be impressed by what you see. From the excellent Gail Borden Public Library to the captivating Elgin Public Museum, this place is phenomenal.
Transportation from ORD and MDW
If you've booked one of the flights to Elgin that lands at O'Hare, you'll be 27 miles away from your destination. You have numerous transportation options, from catching a taxi outside the arrivals level to renting a vehicle at the rental car center (take a shuttle outside your terminal to get there). You can take public transportation too, and that involves taking the CTA Blue Line (train service) from the airport and then transferring to a commuter rail line going to Elgin. If you land at Midway, you'll be 40 miles from most hotels in Elgin. Taking the CTA Orange Line and then transferring to a commuter rail heading toward Elgin is the affordable option. Additionally, taxis pick up passengers curbside right by the terminal doors, and the rental car facility is accessible via shuttle pick up at the arrivals curb.
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