Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Conference Center
355 East Erie St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Traveling to Chicago
There are two airports located within a 30-minute drive from Northwestern Medicine’s campus.
O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
10000 W. O’Hare Ave.
Chicago, IL 60666
Midway International Airport (MDW)
5700 S. Cicero Ave.
Chicago, IL 60638
For your convenience, discounted room rates have been secured at the Cambria Hotel on June 7 and 8, 2019. Twenty rooms are available each night on a first-come, first-serve basis. Deadline for reserving rooms at the discounted rate is May 7, 2019.
Cambria Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile
166 East Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Half a mile from conference location (about a 5-7 minute walk)
Rate: $179 + tax per night
- Reserve online
- Reserve by phone or email: Call (312) 523-0897 or email Reservations@CambriaChicago.com and mention Chordoma Foundation room block to receive the discounted rate.
Other lodging near Northwestern Medicine
Click here to download a list of all hotels that offer discounted rates to Northwestern Medicine patients and families.
Traveling within Chicago
Airport shuttle services
Go Airport Express – Shuttles & SUVs to City/Suburbs
Go Airport Express offers daily shared ride and non-stop direct service to/from O’Hare and Midway airports. They provide door-to-door downtown coverage, including most Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs. They begin operations during the early morning hours and depart approximately every 10 to 15 minutes from each terminal.
Pickup from O’Hare: Shuttles pick up outside the Baggage Claim area in the innermost lane of the lower level roadways of the domestic and international terminals. They are located at Terminal 1 (Door 1E), Terminal 2 (Door 2E), Terminal 3 (Door 3E) and Terminal 5 (Door 5E). Advanced notice is recommended, however, they do welcome walk-ups.
Phone number: (888) 284-3826
Pickup from Midway: Shuttles pick up outside the Baggage Claim area in the innermost lane of the lower level roadways of the domestic and international terminals. They are located at Door 3 in the lower level baggage claim. Advanced notice is recommended, however they do welcome walk-ups.
Phone number: (888) 284-3826
Taxi service from the airports
There are Taxi Stands at the lower level curb front (outside of Baggage Claim) at each terminal. Taxis are available on a first come, first serve basis. Please make sure to use the designated Taxi Stands to ensure you have a licensed driver.
- Fares are based on traffic conditions, but an average fare from O’Hare to downtown Chicago is $30-40
- For current fare information, please check the City of Chicago taxi passenger information website
- For wheelchair accessible vehicles, please call (855) 928-1010
Local taxi companies
American United Cab Association (773) 327-6161
Blue Ribbon Association, Inc. (773) 508-9100
Checker Taxi Association, Inc. (312) 243-2537
Chicago Carriage Cab (312) 326-2221
Choice Taxi Association (773) 338-9503
5 Star Taxi Association, Inc. (773) 866-9933
The Uber app allows users to request a ride via their Android phone or iPhone. Once a driver is signaled through the app, it usually takes less than 10 minutes for a car to arrive at your door. During this brief wait period, Uber allows you to track the car’s location so you know exactly when to expect its arrival. The app provides a cashless payment process by charging all Uber rides to an on-file credit card attached to your account. One thing to note though, sometimes Uber enacts surge pricing during peak travel times, meaning your fare could double, triple, or even cost you up to 7X the normal amount! On the plus side, with Uber’s upfront fares you will see the cost of your ride before you go. Uber has many services from standard rides to rides for large groups to premium rides in luxury cars.
Lyft is an on-demand, peer to peer, ridesharing service that connects passengers who need a ride with available drivers in the community.
Lyft cars are available to be hailed through the Lyft smartphone app. Once a Lyft driver is requested through the Lyft app, the rider will be able to track their driver through the app and will receive a notification when their ride has arrived. The app provides a cashless payment process by charging all Lyft rides to an on-file credit card attached to your account. One thing to note though, sometimes Lyft enacts prime time surge pricing during peak travel times, meaning your fare price could double or even triple the normal amount. If primetime pricing is in effect, Lyft will always notify you before you request.