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Directions

Below you will find information on getting to our hostel from the following locations:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport
  • Chicago Midway Airport
  • Union Station (bus & train station)
  • Driving Directions by car ($28 parking available-first come, first served)

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Hostel Address and Map

Chicago Getaway Hostel

616 W Arlington Pl
Chicago, IL 60614
United States
Phone: +1 773-929-5380

Route

Your location:

From Chicago O’Hare Airport

By Public Transportation

This will take about 45 minutes to one hour.  It is inexpensive ($5.00) and also a good way to get a tour of the city.  The Blue Line is a mix of above ground tracks and subway while the Brown Line is an elevated train (“The L”) and has an excellent view of the neighborhoods as well as the Loop.  At O’Hare, just follow the signs to the city trains.

  • Take the BLUE LINE TRAIN (Trains will be waiting.  Just enter any train with open doors)
  • Exit the train at the JACKSON stop and transfer to the RED LINE TRAIN (enter through tunnel – free transfer).
  • Take the RED LINE TRAIN towards Howard and exit the train at the FULLERTON stop.
  • Walk to 616 W. ARLINGTON PLACE:
    • Walk 0.35 mile E on W Fullerton Ave. (towards Halsted St.)
    • Turn left on N Orchard St.
    • Walk a short distance N on N Orchard St.
    • Turn right on W Arlington Pl.
    • Walk 0.10 mile E on W Arlington Pl.

Here is a walking map from the Fullerton stop to the Chicago Getaway Hostel:

By Taxi

A taxi from O’Hare Airport to the hostel costs about $30 to $45 and take about 30 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on traffic.  To find a taxi at the airport, follow the signs to “Ground Transportation.”

From Chicago Midway Airport

Public Transportation

This will take about 45 minutes to one hour.  It is inexpensive ($2.25) and also a good way to get a tour of the city.  The Orange Line is an elevated train (“The L”) and the Red Line is a combination of elevated train and subway.  At Midway, just follow the signs to the city trains.

  • Take the ORANGE LINE TRAIN (Trains will be waiting.  Just enter the train with open doors)
  • Exit the train at the ROOSEVELT stop and wait on the platform. A RED LINE TRAIN towards Howard will arrive shortly.
  • Take the RED LINE TRAIN towards Howard and exit the train at the FULLERTON stop.
  • Walk to 616 W. ARLINGTON PLACE:
    • Walk 0.35 mile E on W Fullerton Ave.
    • Turn left on N Orchard St.
    • Walk a short distance N on N Orchard St.
    • Turn right on W Arlington Pl.
    • Walk 0.10 mile E on W Arlington Pl.

Here is a walking map from the Fullerton stop to the Chicago Getaway Hostel:

By Taxi

A taxi from Chicago Midway Airport to the hostel costs about $25 to $40 and take about 30 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on traffic.  Just follow the signs to “Ground Transportation.”

From Union Station

Public Transportation

Traveling to the hostel from Union Station will take about 30 minutes.  It is inexpensive ($2.25) and also a good way to get a tour of the city.  The Brown Line is an elevated train (“The L”).  Exit Union Station and go to street level.

  • Walk from UNION STATION to the BROWN LINE TRAIN at QUINCY and WELLS(see the map below):
    • Walk South on Canal St.
    • Turn left and go East on Jackson Blvd.
    • Turn left and walk a short distance North on S. Wells St.
  • Proceed up the stairs at QUINCY and WELLS to take the BROWN LINE TRAIN towards Kimball and exit the train at the FULLERTON stop.
  • Walk to 616 W. ARLINGTON PLACE:
    • Walk 0.35 mile E on W Fullerton Ave.
    • Turn left on N Orchard St.
    • Walk a short distance N on N Orchard St.
    • Turn right on W Arlington Pl.
    • Walk 0.10 mile E on W Arlington Pl.

Here is a walking map from the Fullerton stop to the Chicago Getaway Hostel:

Taxi

A taxi to the hostel from Union Station will cost about $10 to $15 and take about 15 minutes.  Just go to the street and grab the first taxi you see.

Driving Directions

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