How to get home for the holidays

Sabrina Rodriguez, Reporter

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With holiday travel at an all-time high in December, find the easiest ways to get to Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport so you can fly home for Winter Break.

The El

To get to O’Hare using the El, take the Purple Line to the Howard station, where you can transfer to the Red Line. On the Red Line, transfer to the Blue Line at Jackson station. The Blue Line will take you to O’Hare.

This option takes on average two hours and costs $2.25.

For Midway, take the Purple Line to Howard station and transfer to the Red Line. Exit at Roosevelt station and transfer to the Orange Line. Ride the Orange Line to Midway.

This option takes on average one hour and 35 minutes. It costs $2.25.

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Taxi Services

Several taxi services offer discounted rates for Northwestern students.

Purple Cab is a taxi service that charges flat rates between Evanston and both airports. For O’Hare, the rate is $33 and $2 for each additional person. For Midway, the rate is $51 and $2 for each additional person.

Norshore Cab is a taxi service that also charges flat rates to both airports. For O’Hare, the rate is $35. For Midway, the rate is $55.

Taxi services take an estimated 30 to 40 minutes to O’Hare and 50 minutes to an hour to Midway depending on traffic.

Both services can be reserved ahead of time online at purplecab.com and norshorecab.com.

AirHop

AirHop is a Northwestern Student Holdings company that provides transportation to both airports during university breaks.

The shuttle service picks up students at both Cahn Auditorium and Patten Gymnasium.

For O’Hare, the rate is $14.99. For Midway, the rate is $24.99.

Tickets for each shuttle must be purchased online prior to travel time on nuairhop.com.

Email: sabrinarodriguez2017@u.northwestern.edu
Twitter: @sabrinarod1

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