Chicago Travel Information
The 2013 BIO International Convention returns to the life sciences cluster of Chicago, presenting huge opportunities for venture capitalists and investors.
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Public Transit and Cabs
Travel around the city like a local on the “L”, Chicago’s public transportation system. The Chicago Transit Authority 'L' trains lace the city. The Metra commuter rail connects the Chicagoland area with 11 rail lines. Fast, direct train service allows attendees easy access downtown from both Midway International and O'Hare International airports. All services combined, Chicago's Regional Transportation Authority is one of the largest public transportation networks in North America.
Chicago has the second largest taxi fleet in the U.S. and credit cards are accepted in all cabs by city mandate. From Downtown to McCormick Place is a $10-$15 fare.
Shuttle buses from all official BIO International Convention hotels will be available for travel between the hotels and the convention center. A detailed schedule will be posted about 3 weeks before the Convention begins.
Visit Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau for more information on ground transportation in Chicago and around the convention center.
Chicago has two airports, O'Hare International Airport (20 miles from McCormick Place) and Midway International Airport (11 miles from McCormick Place). Shuttles and taxis are available from both airports with rates of $40-$50 from O'Hare and $30-$35 from Midway.
Housing is not yet open for 2014. You may view the map and list of 2014 San Diego Hotels, housing doesn't open until October 2013.