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Chicago Southland, IL Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 67
Total Sleeping Rooms 6,500
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 175
Committable Meeting Rooms* 21
Convention Center Space 70,450 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 58,100 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 58,100 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $159
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $71
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $468
*Maximum for a single hotel

Chicago Southland, IL Airport Information

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

Located south of Chicago and 18 miles north of Tinley Park, Midway International Airport is the city's second-largest airport. A number of low-cost carriers pass through Midway International's 43 gates, and the airport accommodated more than 22 million passengers and more than 250,000 airport operations in 2017. Hourly, daily, and economy parking, as well as a number of food and retail options, are available at the airport. Midway International provides direct access to CTA, Metra Orange Line, and Pace public transportation services.

Airline carriers serving Midway International Airport:

  • Delta Air Lines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Porter Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • VivaAerobus
  • Volaris Airlines

O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

The second-busiest airport in the U.S., O'Hare International Airport is 17 miles west of downtown Chicago and 40 miles north of Tinley Park. Currently undergoing an extensive modernization program, O'Hare International is the nation's only dual-hub airport, serving as the hub for both United Airlines and American Airlines. As a major North American travel hub, O'Hare International serves over 67 million passengers to and from 200 worldwide destinations. Travelers can visit the airport's dining and retail offerings, which include favorite local establishments and nationally recognized chains. Hourly, daily, and economy parking is available at the airport, while public transportation options include the CTA Blue Line, Metra, and Pace.

Airline carriers serving O'Hare International Airport:

  • Aer Lingus
  • AeroMexico
  • Air Berlin
  • Air Canada
  • Air Canada Jazz
  • Air Choice One
  • Air France
  • Air India
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Alitalia C.A.I.
  • All Nippon
  • American Airlines/
    American Connection
  • American Eagle
  • Asiana Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific Airways
  • Cayman Airways
  • Copa Airlines
  • Delta/Delta Shuttle
  • Etihad Airways
  • Iberia Airlines
  • Japan Airlines
  • JetBlue
  • KLM Royal Dutch
  • Korean Air
  • LOT Polish Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Mexicana
  • Royal Jordanian
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • TACA Airlines
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United Airlines/
    United Express
  • US Airways
  • USA 3000
  • Virgin America
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways

Chicago Southland, IL Train Information

Metra Commuter Rail

Serving more than 100 northeast Illinois communities throughout Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane, and McHenry counties, Metra is a suburban commuter rail service that spans 241 stations in its six-county service area, as well as 11 lines from downtown Chicago. Metra's Rock Island District line runs from downtown Chicago to Joliet, with stops in Tinley Park. Metra fares are determined by zone. One-way, 10-ride, and monthly unlimited passes are available for purchase.

Chicago Southland, IL Ground Transportation


Chicago Southland's Greyhound station is located at 16013 S. Kedzie Ave. in Markham. The station is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Rental Cars

Rental car companies represented at O'Hare International Airport include Ace, Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty. Midway International Airport rental car companies include Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty.


Visitors traveling to Tinley Park should expect to pay about $60 in taxi fare from Midway International Airport and $90 in taxi fare from Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Grand Rapids, MI 127 mi 2 hr 45 min 12 hr 11 min USD $474+
Indianapolis, IN 164 mi 2 hr 58 min 3 hr 9 min USD $268+
Lansing, MI 167 mi 3 hr 19 min 2 hr 51 min USD $470+
Manistee, MI 179 mi 4 hr 6 min 1 hr USD $194+
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