McCormick Place, 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616, USA. For more information, see www.mccormickplace.com
Travel and local information
The bus runs approximately every 15 minutes. Drop off is located at the main entrance to the South Building on Martin Luther King Drive. The #3 King Drive bus is the most common bus route to McCormick Place as it runs north/south along Michigan Avenue. For the McCormick Place West Building the stop is “[email protected]”. A one-way bus fare is $2.00.
The Chicago “L” (short for “elevated”) is the rapid transit system serving the city of Chicago. You can take the “L” to/from O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport and around the City. The closest rail station is located at the intersection of Cermak Road and State Street, 2 blocks (0.15 mile) from the northwest corner of the McCormick Place West Building – Gate 41- located at Cermak Road and Indiana Ave. When traveling to McCormick Place from the downtown Loop, make sure to enter the southbound Green Line Cottage Grove or Ashland/63rd Branch trains as indicated on the platform and train display cards. When returning to the Loop from McCormick Place use the northbound platform
marked “Harlem/Lake”. For an additional $0.25 transfer fare, Green Line riders transfer to an East bound Cermak Road #21 Bus located directly below the station platform on Cermak Road. The #21 bus stops directly in front of McCormick Place. A one-way fare on the L train is $2.25. For full fare information, transit card retailers and maps, visit the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) website at www.transitchicago.com
Taxis can be hailed downtown, at the airports and throughout many Chicago neighbourhoods. You can get taxis through mobile apps, including CHICABS, ARRO, CURB UBER and others. Credit cards are accepted in all taxi. It is standard to tip the driver about 15-20% of the fare, plus $1-2 per bag if the driver helps you with luggage. Please note that all fares and taxes are subject to change; visit the City of Chicago website for additional taxicab passenger information.
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For more information on visas, please see: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html
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You will be able to request an invitation letter for visa purposes upon registration.