JW Marriott Chicago Destination Guide
- 151 West Adams Street
- Chicago, Illinois
- 60603 USA
Within a one-day drive of more than half the country and with over 2,900 daily flights, Chicago's central location makes it easily accessible. When in town, a vast public transportation system and fleet of taxis ensure that you can get where you are going fast. JW Marriott Chicago, a downtown Chicago hotel, is located in the financial district making walking to your destination a breeze.
Amtrak makes getting to your destination an enjoyable, memorable part of the trip. Amtrak serves Chicago with about 50 trains arriving and departing daily. With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, the national rail operator Amtrak offers more than 300 trains each day—at high speeds up to 150 miles per hour—to more than 500 destinations.
Chicago is one of the few cities in the world that provides rapid transit service to two major airports. From the downtown area, the CTA's Blue Line takes customers to O'Hare International Airport in about 40 minutes, while the Orange Line takes customers to Midway Airport in about 30 minutes. The CTA operates the nation's second largest public transportation system and covers the City of Chicago and 38 surrounding suburbs. On an average weekday, 1.5 million rides are taken on the CTA.
A bike sharing system, featuring thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations from Andersonville to Hyde Park, is available 24/7, 365 days a year. Each station has a touchscreen kiosk, station map, and a docking system that releases bikes using a member key or ride code. Intended to provide both Chicagoans and Out-of-Towners with an additional transportation option for getting around the city, Divvy is fun, easy and affordable.
Taxis are plentiful and easy-to-hail downtown and at the airports, plus offer a convenient way to get around the city. Credit cards are accepted in all cabs by city mandate.
For fast, affordable and fun connections between Chicago's top tourist destinations, Water Taxis are the perfect combination of sightseeing and convenient transportation. For exact fares and route maps, visit Chicago Water Taxi or Shoreline Sightseeing.
There are a lot of interesting, educational and just plain fun things to do in Northeast Illinois, and Metra can get you where you want to go. The 495-mile Metra system serves 230 stations in the counties of Cook, DuPage, Lake, Will, McHenry and Kane. On Metra, you can reach Chicago's beautiful lakefront, museums, zoos, sporting events, shops and restaurants, concerts, special events, schools and colleges, as well as quaint, historic suburbs and small towns.
The South Shore Line of Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation services Chicago through Northern Indiana to the South Bend Airport.
Located 17 miles from downtown, O'Hare is one of the largest airports in the world. It is North America's major international gateway airport, servicing over 67 million passengers to and from over 200 destinations around the globe.
Located 10 miles from downtown Chicago, Midway offers another convenient travel option for visitors. It is the nation's premier point-to-point airport, offering value-oriented leisure and business travel to over 60 destinations.