Local Transportation

Ground Transportation

For information on local travel options please see below.

Local Transportation

Chicago offers numerous options including bus, taxi, shuttles and the El.  Find details below to assist in easy transportation throughout the city.


Click here to access the 2015 Midwinter Meeting shuttle schedule

Shuttle service is provided from McCormick Place West and the official ALA blocked hotels. Hotel boarding locations are noted per the schedule above and all services from McCormick Place West will board at gates 43 and 44.

Complimentary shuttle service to and from the convention center via ALA blocked hotels is provided by:  

Gale Cengage Learning

*Shuttle schedule is subject to change

Chicago Taxi Tips

Chicago taxis travel throughout the city and may be picked up by a simple wave of the hand. Look for their light to be on atop the cab for an open vehicle.

Taxi Services Include:

Yellow Cab - (312) 829-4222

Flash Cab - (773) 561-4444

Chicago Carriage Cab - (312) 791-1273

Airport Shuttle Service

Discounts for airport shuttle services have been made for all conference registrants via GO Airport Express.  Use the information below to access the registration page and book your airport shuttle.

GO Airport Express offers airport shuttle services between Chicago area locations and O'Hare and Midway Airports. Efficient, safe, and economical airport shuttles depart from O'Hare and Midway Airports every 15 minutes for Chicago downtown and many suburban locations. Ground transportation is arranged by making a reservation.  Please Click Here to make your airport shuttle reservation/s, or call 1-800-284-3826 and use your 15% discount code: “ALA” (all one word).

Go Airport Express

Chicago Transportation Department

Chicago offers numerous public transportation options. Use the link below to access the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) website for details. On their website along the right hand side you will find the "Plan A Trip" option for easy assistance in using the CTA.

Click here to access the CTA website