2019 ASTRO Annual Meeting

Transportation Information

Rental Car Reservations
Avis and Hertz are offering attendees special rates on car rentals during the Annual Meeting.

Avis Rent-A-Car
To reserve your Avis rental car, call 1-800-331-1600. Be sure to mention the Avis Worldwide Discount number J657704, when making your reservation.

To reserve your Hertz rental car, call 1-800-654-2240 or 1-405-749-4434 or go to www.hertz.com. Be sure to mention the CV ID number 04840016, in order to receive the discounted rate.

Getting Around Chicago
O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is approximately 22 miles or 54 minutes from McCormick Place Chicago. The CTA “Blue” line provides service to and from the airport. Take the Blue line from O’Hare and transfer to a south-bound Green line train at Clark and Lake. Note, in the Loop the Blue line is Subway train and the Green line is an elevated train, a free transfer is available at Clark and Lake.

On average, a one-way taxi ride from the O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to the McCormick Place Chicago is approximately $60 (gratuity not included).

Public Transportation
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) provides bus service to downtown hotels, Magnificent Mile and Water Tower Place and runs approximately every 15 minutes. The McCormick Place stop is located at 2301 S. King Drive, Chicago and is in front of the McCormick Place main entrance. One-way bus fare is $2, and it is recommended to pre-purchase a Ventra Card prior to using the bus system. Located on Level 2.5 of the Grand Concourse in the South Building, the METRA electric commuter railroad provides direct service with seven minutes to and from downtown Chicago.

Ride Sharing
Chicago has a multitude of rideshare car service options such as Uber, Lyft or CHICABS. McCormick Place is part of the City of Chicago Bike Sharing System called Divvy.

Shuttle Buses
Shuttle buses will operate between official ASTRO hotels and the McCormick Place West Convention Center. The service will be provided continuously throughout the day starting on Saturday, September 14, 2019, and ending on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, for anyone who has booked a room through the ASTRO Housing Center. View the shuttle bus schedule. Please note this schedule is subject to change.