The Complete Chicago Airport Parking Guide | ORD & Midway

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January 10 2019

If you’re about to fly out of Chicago O’Hare Airport, you should know that it’s one of the busiest airports in the world, serving more than 60 millions people every year.

Chicago Airport Parking – Finding a parking spot in or around the airport can be somewhat of a hard task.

This is why we created this complete Chicago Airport Parking Guide to help you navigate through all the possible parking lots and services available in the ORD area.

Chicago Airports

The city of Chicago has 2 major international airports serving the city:

Chicago Midway international airport 

chicago midway airportimage via: Wikipedia

The Midway airport is only 10 minutes away from downtown Chicago. It offers around 265 daily departures with 81 destinations. It’s a great choice and point of service for the Chicago residents.

While you wait for your flight, you have three large areas where you can get some food, drinks or shopping and just relax.

The first area is located just when you pass security and offers great shops to buy a sandwich or something to eat. Check out the famous Chicago burger at the Illinois Bar & Grill.

This area is called the Midway Boulevard and is a great spot to waste some time until your flight is boarding.

Throughout the airport you can find stunning works of art like sculptures and paintings or even big murals by famous artist to enlighten your day.

For the fitness lovers, there’s a yoga room to practice your zen before taking on a long flight.

For the moms, don’t worry, there’s obviously a nursing room for your convenience to take care of your baby. It’s located at Concourse C.

Wifi options

You can access the free Wifi across all the Midway Chicago airport with no limit, so you can even get some work done while you wait.

Where to park around Midway Chicago Airport?

This is a known issue with both Chicago airports, there’s just not enough parking options and if you’re in a hurry, you can waste a lot of time trying to find a good parking spot. Let us try and help you figure out what is your best option.

There are a few parking options at Midway International Airport where you can park your car on a daily or even hourly basis. Long term and Economy parking is also available so keep reading to see which lot is best for you.

Once you get close to the airport by car you will see the road signs telling you how to reach each lot so pay close attention.

Pay by the hour parking garage

Located at level 1 at this exact location: 5701 S. Cicero Ave. Adjacent to the Terminal

chicago airport parking guide - midway hourly garage

This garage actually offers both pay by hour and daily options. The garage is located just by the terminal building and is very easy to find and get to. The hourly rates parking spots are located at level 1, while the daily ones are on level 2 to 6.

The hourly parking spots at the Midway international airport are meant for short term parking spots when you need to be close by the terminal. If you know you’re going to spend the day there, park at the daily levels.

You pay when you leave the lot at the cashier. You can pay via Cash, Mastercard, American Express, Visa, Discover, Diners club and even Carte Blanche. 

Here’s a simple table of the rates you will pay by the hour at the level garage:

Time Rate
0 – 30 minitues $2
30 – 1 hour $5
1 hour – 2 hours $7
2 hours – 3 hours $9
3 hours – 4 hours $11
4 hours – 5 hours $17
5 hours – 6 hours $23
6 hours – 7 hours $29
7 hours – 8 hours  $35
8 hours – 9 hours $41
9 hours – 24 hours $63

To get the most updated information you can call the lot directly at this number: (773) 838-0756.

You can also ask them on the phone about accessibility parking, parking for over 30 days. vehicle assistant and more.

Pay by day parking garage

chicago airport parking guide - midway hourly garage

Located at levels 2 – 6 at this exact location: 5701 S. Cicero Ave. Adjacent to the Terminal

It’s basically in the same building as the hourly garage only the daily spots are on levels 2 – 6.

Please be sure to remember where you parked your car before you leave because if you fly for a few days or more you won’t remember it when you get back.

PRO TIP – Take a picture of the parking spot on your phone and either send it to a friend or wife so when you get back you can quickly view it and remember the exact spot.

Payments on this garage are also made at the cashier when you leave. You can pay via the same cards stated above or just cash. 

Here’s a price table:

Time Rate
0 – 30 minitues $2
30 minutes – 1 hour $5
1 hour – 2 hours $7
2 hours – 3 hours $9
3 hours – 4 hours $11
4 hours – 8 hours $14
8 hours – 24 hours $40

Park at the daily parking lot located here: Northwest Corner of 55th St and Kilpatrick Ave / 1 Block East of Cicero

Complete Chicago Airport parking guide - Midway airport daily lot

To get to the entrance of the daily lot drive to the corner of 55th Street and Kilpatrick Avenue, the entrance is on Kilpatrick Avenue.

This parking lot is a daily, long term garage that could be the closes there is to the terminal. Some of the features included in this lot are:

  • A dedicated shuttle bus to take you to the terminal
  • An automated system to pay for the parking.
  • New paved surface with easy to see markings.
  • Good lighting and bus shelters.

Payments in this garage are with credit cards only. 

You can pay at the exit by the cashier with these cards: Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Diners Club and Carte Blanche.

Here’s a table of the rates:

Time Rate
0 – 30 minitues $2
30 minutes – 1 hour $5
1 hour – 24 hours $30

Park at the Economy garage lot located at: 5050 W. 55th St / 1/4 mile west of Cicero Ave.

Chicago airport parking guide - Midway airport economy garage lot

These two lots are also a great choice for longer term parking at the Midway Airport in Chicago. Both of the lots have the same rates ( see table below ).

You can jump on the free shuttle that leaves every 10-15 minutes from the main terminal building to the lots.

*Make sure to remember the stop number when you jump on so you will know where to drop off when you get back.

Payments in this garage are made with the  cashier when you exit the lot. 

You can pay at the exit by the cashier with: Cash,Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Diners Club and Carte Blanche.

Here’s a price table:

Time Rate
0 – 30 minitues $2
30 minutes – 1 hour $5
1 hour – 24 hours $15

To reach the Economy lot

Please use this address in your GPS or directions: 5050 West 55th Street, it’s located just east of the Economy Garage.

For the Economy Garage

This garage is located at West of S. Cicero Avenue and a little bit north of 55th Street. Don’t forget to write down the level you parked in so you won’t forget when you return.

*The height of the entrance to the Economy Garage is 8’2″ 

You can check real time information about the parking lot status at this link Just look at the left side under the menu.

Chicago O’hare International Airport

chicago ohare airportimage via: O’Hare International Airport

The Chicago O’hare airport is one of the biggest and busiest airports in the country. It’s located only 17 miles from the city and can handle around 70 million passengers a year.

You can travel to 240 destinations from the airport and see around 1,180 departures per day at this massive airport.

To fly domestic, you can use terminals 1,2 and 3

On each of these terminals you have great food options, shops to spend money and kiosks for everyday small things. You can even get a quickly spa if you have the mood and walk the indoor garden available.

Beautiful art and yoga rooms will treat the guests and make their usually short stay at this airport a nice experience.

The Terminal 5 is the international port of O’hare airport.

Built in 2014 at a cost of around $26 million the Terminal 5 includes:

  • 11 Local Chicago brands with 24 luxury retail shops and restaurants.
  • Completely redesigned TSA checkpoint.
  • 10,000 square feet of duty free shops, first of it’s kind in North America.
  • Luxury rooms and sitting areas, the airport is very recycle and sustainability positive so the energy and lightning are state of the art.

Same as with Midway airport, FREE Wifi access is provided to all passengers with no limit.

Chicago O’hare Airport Parking guide

One of the main problems people face when flying from O’hare Airport is the parking issue. There are so many parking lots and so many cars on a given day pass through this airport it can really be a pain figuring out where to park and how to easily get to your terminal.

This will help you guide through all the lots with information on each one so you can have an informed decision and make your flight with ease.

Pay by hour parking lot at O’hare Airport

Chicago o'hare airport parking guide - hourly garage

The main garage on level 1 just next to the domestic terminals is probably the easiest choice if you only need to park for an hour or so to pick someone up.

Remember that short term parking is considered less than three hours. So if you need to park your car at O’hare airport for longer use the daily parking lots on levels 2-6 in the main garage building or the lot B and C which is outside.

Payments in this garage are made at the  cashier when you exit the lot. 

You can pay at the exit by the cashier with: Cash,Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Diners Club and Carte Blanche.

Here’s a price table for this garage:

Time Rate
0 – 1 hour $2
1 hour – 2 hours $5
2 hours – 3 hours $8
3 hours – 4 hours $11
4 hours – 5 hours $20
5 hours – 6 hours $29
6 hours – 7 hours $38
7 hours – 8 hours  $47
8 hours – 9 hours $56
9 hours – 24 hours $74

Daily parking lot 

Complete Chicago Ohare airport parking guide - daily garage

Next you have your daily parking lot at levels 2 -6 in the same building. Some lots are outside ( B and C )

Daily parking lots are for cars that plan to park for more than three hours so plan ahead. You can also use outside parking lots B and C for daily parking.

Payments in this garage are made at the  cashier when you exit the lot. 

You can pay at the exit by the cashier with: Cash,Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Diners Club and Carte Blanche.

The main garage where the daily and hourly parking lots are has a height limit of 6’6″ 

Here’s a price table for this garage:

Time Rate
0 – 1 hour $2
1 hour – 2 hours $5
2 hours – 3 hours $8
3 hours – 4 hours $11
4 hours – 5 hours $14
5 hours – 6 hours $17
6 hours – 7 hours $20
7 hours – 8 hours  $23
8 hours – 9 hours $26
9 hours – 24 hours $40

Daily lots B and C

Chicago Ohare airport parking guide - lots B and C

Same as the daily parking in the main garage, you can use lots B and C for daily parkings which is outside the main garage building.

The clearance for these lots are 9’0″ for lot B and 8’5″ for lot C

Payments in this garage are made at the  cashier when you exit the lot. 

You can pay at the exit by the cashier with: Cash,Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Diners Club and Carte Blanche.

Here’s a price table for these lots:

Time Rate
0 – 1 hour $2
1 hour – 2 hours $5
2 hours – 3 hours $8
3 hours – 4 hours $11
4 hours – 5 hours $14
5 hours – 6 hours $17
6 hours – 7 hours $20
7 hours – 8 hours  $23
8 hours – 9 hours $26
9 hours – 24 hours $40

Valet Parking service 

chicago ohare parking guide - valet garage

At the main garage ( Lot A ) you can use a Valet service if you wish. For terminals 1,2 and 3. If you’re short on time you can just pull your car there and use the service provided.

Please note that the daily rate for the Valet service is $61

Here’s the rates for the Valet service garage:

Time Day 1 Added Rate
0 – 1 hour $26 $4
1 hour – 2 hours $26 $8
2 hours – 3 hours $26 $12
3 hours – 4 hours $26 $16
4 hours – 5 hours $26 $20
5 hours – 6 hours $26 $24
6 hours – 7 hours $26 $28
7 hours – 8 hours $26  $32
8 hours – 9 hours $26 $36
9 hours – 24 hours $61 $61

International Lot D

chicago ohare international lot D

International Lot D offers Economy parking for people looking to stay a little bit longer. It’s located adjacent to International Terminal 5.

This lot is not intended for overnight stays and his not close. It’s an open garage.

Here are the rates for this lot:

Time Rate
0 – 1 hour $2
1 hour – 2 hours $5
2 hours – 3 hours $8
3 hours – 4 hours $11
4 hours – 5 hours $20
5 hours – 6 hours $29
6 hours – 7 hours $38
7 hours – 8 hours  $47
8 hours – 9 hours $56
9 hours – 24 hours $74

Economy lots at O’Hare Airport

chicago ohare parking guide - economy lots (1)

A great choice of parking if you plan to park for longer periods of time is to choose the Economy lots. The rates of these lots are $10 – $17. There are shuttle buses that routinely pick up and drop passengers from the lots and dropping them of at lot E.

From there you can use the Airport Transit System to get to your terminal.

You may pay at the cashier when you exit the lots with: Cash, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, Diners Club, American Express and Carte Blanche.

Economy Lot E

complete chicago airport parking guide - lot e

Located next to Bessie Coleman Dr on the southeast corner of Mannheim and Zemke Rd. Please note that the clearance of this lot is 10’0″

Time Rate
0 – 1 hour $2
1 hour – 2 hours $4
2 hours – 3 hours $6
3 hours – 4 hours $8
4 hours – 24 hours $17

Economy Lot F

chicago ohare airport parking guide - lot f

This lot offers long term parking for travellers and you can jump on the FREE 24/7 shuttle service to get to your terminal. The shuttle picks up travellers from the lower level where the baggage claim area is.

Note that the bus digital sign will read ” Rental cars / Parking lot F “. Every terminal has its own drop off / pick up areas.

To find parking lot F in O’hare airport drive to levels 4 & 5 on the MMF ( Multi Modal Facility ). Located on the southeast corner of Mannheim and Zemke road.

If you need a specific location to drop into waze it’s: 10255 W. Zemke Blvd., Chicago, IL 60666

*Please note this lot is a credit card ONLY lot

Time Rate
0 – 1 hour $2
1 hour – 2 hours $4
2 hours – 3 hours $6
3 hours – 4 hours $8
4 hours – 24 hours $17

Economy Lot G

chicago ohare parking guide - lot g

Located directly west of Lot E, lot G is at Bessie Coleman Drive in the southwest corner of Mannheim and Zemke Road.

It’s basically the northwest lot compared to the terminals and directly north of the international Terminal 5

Time Rate
0 – 1 hour $2
1 hour – 2 hours $4
2 hours – 3 hours $6
3 hours – 4 hours $8
4 hours – 24 hours $10

Economy Lot H

OHARE chicago airport guide - lot H

In relation to the terminals, the Economy Lot H is the northeast of all the domestic lots and directly north of the international Terminal 5.

Lot H is on the Bessie Coleman Drive in the southeast corner of Mannheim and Zemke Road. Just a little bit north of lots E and G.

*This is a credit card ONLY lot

Time Rate
0 – 1 hour $2
1 hour – 2 hours $4
2 hours – 3 hours $6
3 hours – 4 hours $8
4 hours – 24 hours $17

If you want real time data on the status of these parking lots you can do so in this link.

You can also call the O’hare Parking Garage Office for further info if you need it:

Call (773) 6867530

  • Booted cars
  • Parking over 30 days info
  • Vehicle assistance
  • Accessible parking information.

Reserved Parking at O’Hare Airport

You can reserve a parking spot at O’hare airport to save you the time of looking for a spot when you arrive on site.

When you reserve a parking spot even if the lot is full, because you reserved it before hand, by the time you arrive you will have a parking space next to the terminal.

Some of the features the reserved parking service at O’hare has are:

  • Guarantee space, even if the garage is full. ( because you pre- ordered )
  • Point to point directions included
  • Saves you time and fuel for searching a spot
  • A parking space ready for you when you arrive.
  • Covered parking spot
  • You can reserve a post via mobile or desktop

*The reserved parking spaces are on level 4 of the main garage

complete parking guide chicago airports - reservation garage 1 (1)

The cost of the reservation service is $10 per day per spot. Not including the applicable taxes, fees and the cost of the parking itself.

To reserve your parking spot, click here

Information about accessibility parking at ORD

There are 325 accessible parking spots spread around O’Hare airport. All these spots are located next to elevators, bus stops and sidewalks for maximum convenient and even the TSA system around economy lot E.

All the accessible spaces are wide enough for the ramp to drop and lift, below is a complete breakdown of the accessible spots on all lots:

Main Garage:

Level 1 – 17 accessible spots.

Level 2 – 18 spots.

Level 3 – 18 spots

Level 4 – 19 spots

Level 5 – 17 spots

Level 6 – 19 spots.

There is a height restriction of 6’6″

Lot B

There are 9 spots with height restriction of 9″

Lot C

There are 11 spaces with a height restriction of 8’5″

Lot D ( International Lot ) 

There are 18 accessible spots with no height restriction.

Lot E 

118 spaces, from the main garage entrance there is a height restriction of 17’2″. The side entrance is currently closed.

Lot F

40 spaces with height restriction of 8’2″

Lot G

39 spaces with no height restriction

Lot H

22 spaces available with no height restriction

Please note that all the  ATS buses have the capability to kneel in the curb offering easy access to people in wheelchairs. Each bus can handle 2 wheelchair passengers at once.

The ATS ( Airport Transit System ) is the way passengers get around domestic and international terminals and the remote parking lots and it IS FULLY ACCESSIBLE.

There’s an audio system that sounds a message when the train is approaching each station and accessible seats in each cart. Elevators are available in al ATS platforms.

There are elevators in all terminals that provide access to all passenger levels. All the elevator buttons are equipped with braille buttons and stick out numbers. Here’s a full list of elevators at O’hare

Getting through security 

Travelers who need assistance getting through the security can ask the staff for help, if you have a disability or any other reason for needing assistance, the TSA will help you.

You may also call the TSA Cares hot line to get additional info and assistance on how to navigate the screening process when you arrive.

Make sure you call 72 hours before your travel time and they will answer all your questions and provide more info on what to expect. Call (855) 787-2227 or email TSA-ContactCenter@dhs.gov or simply visit tsa.gov

When you arrive at the airport, you can ask for a passenger support specialist who will help you with everything you need during the screening and security process.

Parking lots around Chicago airports ( offsite parking lots )

For those who don’t have time or patience to go through all the time and effort it takes to drive through the endless parking lots in Midway or O’Hare airports, there are many great off site parking lots that offer great service and price and save you valuable time.

Chicago Midway Airport offsite parking lots

Midway Park Ride & Fly is just two miles from the Midway airport. You can enjoy both indoor and outdoor self parking services. The lots are secured which is always important and there is enough light to feel safe. 24 hours surveillance and patrolling also is a nice touch. This lot is open 24/7 365 days a year and runs a 24 hours shuttle bus from the curb to the airport with luggage service included.
Another option is Airways Parking Chicago which is just one block away from Midway airport. You get a free shuttle service from your car to the airport and it has both indoor and outdoor parking lots with security. Opens 24/7 and you can even get your car washed while you park.
Just a few minutes to the west of Chicago Midway Airport you can find Midway EZ Parking which offers self parking as well as VIP Valet Parking service. Enjoy both outdoor and indoor lots which are secured and also open 24/7. Get to the airport in 5 minutes with the complimentary shuttle buses.
Midway Park Saver is your low cost parking choice which is conveniently located across the street from the new Terminal Building in MDW. The lot offers shuttles from your car to the front of the lot, from there, you will need to take the skywalk into the airport.
Open 24/7 with secured lots, the Airport Parking Express is only 1.5 miles away from the airport and it offers a shuttle service to and from the terminals. You can also get a luggage service if you wish.

Chicago Midway Airport Parking at hotel lots with shuttle service ( Park, Stay & fly )

Many people are not aware of the park,stay & fly packages that hotels around the Midway airport offer. Just as the name sounds they offer a package where you can stay the night before your flight, and leave your car parked in the hotel lot while you enjoy a shuttle service to the airport.

Below are a few Hotels that offer the park,stay & fly package with complimentary shuttle to the airport for you to choose from

Courtyard Chicago Midway Airport
Distance from Midway: 1 mile
Address: 6610 S Cicero Ave
Phone Number: 708.563.0200
Daily Rate: $15.00
Holiday In Express
Distance from Midway: 1.3 miles
Address: 6500 S Cicero Ave
Phone Number: 888.465.4329
Daily Rate: $13.00
Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Midway Airport
Distance from Midway: 1.4 miles
Address: 6630 S Cicero Ave
Phone Number: 708.594.0090
Daily Rate: $12.00
Carlton Inn Midway
Distance from Midway: 1.8 miles
Address: 4944 S Archer Ave
Phone Number: 877.722.7586
Daily Rate: $7.00

Chicago Midway Airport Parking Tips:

  1. If you plan on parking your car for more than 30 days, you should use one of the long term parking lots ( offsite ) as most lots will tow your car after 30 days if you don’t come back.
  2. You can find EV charging stations in the main parking garage.
  3. You can’t park a car that takes up more than one space in Midway. If you drive a big car like a mobile home or box trucks you might be towed.
  4. Call the Midway office at (773) 8380756 if you need help with things like booted cars, dead batteries and flat tires.

Chicago O’Hare Airport offsite parking lots

Chicago O’Hare Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world with millions of people passing through it every month. It is also very large in size, not just by traffic, so as you can imagine, finding a parking spot at O’Hare can be a task.

To solve the problem of Chicago Airport Parking at O’Hare, many offsite parking lots were founded to give passengers more options and more services. Below are the most popular options to park your car near O’Hare airport at the best price.

Park N Jetpark n jet chicago parking guide

A great choice for anyone flying from Chicago O’Hare . Park N Jet is located just next to the airport and offers a great 24/7 service for a budget price.

You can get your oil changed, your detail checked and even your car washed, the lot offers a free shuttle bus to your terminal on demand, make your online reservation now below

O’Hare Blue Sky Parking
Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Servicing both self park and Valet parking as needed, If you order the Valet service they will warm your car in the winter before you arrive or keep it cool in the summer.

Free shuttle bus will take you from your car to the terminal on demand, assistance with luggage is also complimentary.

WallyPark Air port Parking
Same as most popular offsite parking options around O’Hare Airport, this lot also works 24/7 and offers a free shuttle bus to the airport leaving every 5 or so minutes.

This lot offers a WallyClub Frequent Parker Program and discount programs.

River Street Parking
24/7 service, you can pull up to the check-in area and how the Valet your reservation receipt and from there your car will be Valet to the parking spot. Be aware that the entrance to the lot is from River street and some navigation services or apps might direct you to the back of the building.

This lot offers many added features like heated indoor lot in winter, shuttle bus to the airport, oil change, car wash and more.

Pride Airport Parking
Once you park in the ” check in ” spots and walk to the reception office, they will handle your luggage to the shuttle bus and take care of everything.  Operating 24/7 and offering on demand shuttle buses to and from the airport.

Chicago O’Hare Airport Parking at hotel lots with shuttle service ( Park, Stay & fly )

Same as with the Midway Hotel Parking lots, around the O’Hare Airport there are many hotels that offer a Park,Stay & Fly package for people looking to stay a night before flying from the Chicago Airport.

Below are a few options for the Park,Stay & Fly packages.

Westin O’Hare
Distance from ORD: 3.3 miles
Address: 6100 N. River Road
Phone Number: +1 847-698-6000
Daily Rate: $7.00
Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport
Distance from ORD: 0.0 miles
Address: Terminal 2, Chicago O’Hare Airport
Phone Number: +1 773-686-8000
Daily Rate: $10.00 – $17.00
Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel
Distance from ORD: 2.3 miles
Address: 5440 N. River Road, Rosemont.
Phone Number: +1 847-671-6350
Daily Rate: Unknown
Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago
Distance from ORD: 1.6 miles
Address: 9300 Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, Illinois, US 60018
Phone Number: +1 847-696-1234
Daily Rate: $7.99

Valet Parking options at Chicago Airports 

Valet Parking at O’Hare Airport Chicago

chicago airport parking guide - valet parking o'hare

If you arrive at the airport and don’t really have time to look for a parking spot, you can use the Valet parking service at the main garage ( Lot A )

These are for people who need to get to Terminal 1,2 or 3. Just drive into the lot and follow the Valet Parking signs that will direct you to the correct spots and terminals.

The daily rate for the Valet Parking service is $61 and you can see the rest of the rates below:

Time Day 1 Addition 
0 – 1 hour $26 $4
1 hour – 2 hours $26 $8
2 hours – 3 hours $26 $12
3 hours – 4 hours $26 $16
4 hours – 5 hours $26 $20
5 hours – 6 hours $26 $24
6 hours – 7hours $26 $28
7 hours – 8 hours $26 $32
8 hours – 9 hours $26 $36
9 hours – 24 hours $61 $61

 

Chicago Midway Airport Valet Parking options

There is no Valet Parking at Midway airport, however, you can use the Valet services of the nearby parking lot MidwayEZParking which offers a VIP Valet Parking service.

The service is self park, 24 hours a day and offers shuttles to the airport that will take you there in 5-7 minutes.

chicago airport parking guide - midway valet parking

Cell Phone lots

The best option for when you need to pick someone up and don’t want to circle around the airport while you wait. The cell phone lots give guests a way to park for free, and wait for their pick up to call them to come to the curb to pick them up.

Chicago O’Hare Cell Phone Lot

The Cell Phone lot is located just west of the Recirculation Road AKA Cab Hill.

Chicago airport parking guide - Cell Phone lot

chicago ohare cell phone lot image

*Please note that it’s not allowed to leave your car at the curb unattended and it will be ticketed.

Chicago Midway Airport Cell Phone Lot

Same as with the ORD Cell Phone lot the Midway Airport has a designed parking lot where drivers can temporarily stop their car and wait for their pick up free of charge.

chicago midway airport guide - cell phone lot

It’s not meant for short term parking but instead for waiting in your car while your friends or family are on their way from the airport. Instead of circling the airport, you can wait in the Cell Phone lot.

The lot is located at 61st Street and Cicero Avenue just south of the main airport entrance.

Please note though that unattended cars will be ticketed and towed on the car owner’s pocket. You must stay in your car while you wait.

Electric vehicle charging areas at Chicago Airports

the city of Chicago has a goal to lower their green house gas emissions to 25 percent below what it was in 1990. And they want to do it by 2020. So they built many EV charging stations around Chicago to help that cause.

Some of these stations can be found around Chicago Airports such as Midway and O’Hare.

EV Charging stations at O’Hare Airport

In Chicago O’Hare airport, the charging stations can be found at the first level  ( hourly garage ) inside the O’Hare short term parking garage. What you call the Main Garage – Lot A.

chicago airport parking guide - ev charging stations

Find the charging stations adjacent to the entrance from the bus and shuttle center. It’s for public use so feel free.

It will take around 3 – 8 hours to fully charge your Electric Vehicle in the 240 Volt, 7.2 Kilowatt stations.

Electric vehicle charging areas at Midway Airport 

There are six level 2 EV charging stations and only 1 level 3 ( Quick Charge ) station in Midway. They are all free to the public.

  • You can find 2 charging station at the Cell Phone lot that includes a level 2 and 3 quick charging stations.
  • In the long term parking garage ( Lot E ) you will find 2 level II charging stations.

ev charging stations at midway airport

  • Another 3 level II stations can be found at the short term parking garage on ground level ( park by the hour )

chicago airport ev stations - short term

The stations are all 240 Volt, 7.2 Kilowatt and can fully charge your EV in 3-8 hours. The level III Quick Charge Station in the Cell Phone Lot can actually charge your car in around 30 minutes.

Whenever you reach one of Chicago airports, we hope this Chicago airport parking guide will help you get to where you want to go faster and more efficient.

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