There are 8 ways to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Des Plaines by subway, bus, train, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Subway, line 230 bus  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the subway from Midway to LaSalle/Van Buren
  2. Take the subway from LaSalle to Rosemont
  3. Take the line 230 bus from Rosemont CTA Station to Des Plaines Metra 230

$6 - $11

Cheapest option

Bus, line 330 bus, line 250 bus  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Midway Orange Line Station to Archer & Nottingham 62H
  2. Take the line 330 bus from Archer/Harlem to O'Hare Airport Kiss-n-Fly 330
  3. Take the line 250 bus from O'Hare Airport Kiss-n-Fly to Des Plaines Metra 250

$4

6 alternative options

Subway, train  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the subway from Midway to Clark/Lake Orange Line
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Des Plaines Up-Nw

$4 - $7

Taxi  •  35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Des Plaines 22.6 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  35 min

  1. Drive from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Des Plaines 22.6 miles

$2 - $4

Shuttle  •  35 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Chicago Midway Airport to Des Plaines

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  35 min

  1. Take a town car from Chicago Midway Airport to Des Plaines 22.6 miles

$110 - $170

Uber  •  35 min

  1. Take an Uber from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Des Plaines 22.6 miles

$29 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Des Plaines is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Des Plaines is to taxi which costs $65 - $85 and takes 35 min.

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The distance between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) and Des Plaines is 19 miles. The road distance is 22.6 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 1 h 49 min to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Des Plaines, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) station to Des Plaines. However, there are services departing from Midway Orange Line Station and arriving at Des Plaines Metra via Archer/Harlem and O'Hare Airport Kiss-n-Fly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 17 min.

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What companies run services between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW), USA and Des Plaines, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Des Plaines via Archer & Nottingham, Archer/Harlem, and O'Hare Airport Kiss-n-Fly in around 2 h 17 min.

Train operators
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Phone
+1 888-968-7282
Website
transitchicago.com
Subway from Midway to LaSalle/Van Buren
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Subway from LaSalle to Rosemont
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Subway from Midway to Clark/Lake
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Des Plaines
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Rosemont CTA Station to Des Plaines Metra
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Archer/Harlem to O'Hare Airport Kiss-n-Fly
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from O'Hare Airport Kiss-n-Fly to Des Plaines Metra
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Other operators
Uber Chicago
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Des Plaines
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$29 - $40
uberX
$30 - $40
uberXL
$55 - $70
UberSELECT
$60 - $80
UberBLACK
$90 - $120
SUV
$110 - $150
Taxi from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Des Plaines
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Flash Cab
Phone
+1 773-561-4444
Website
flashcab.com
Yellow Cab Chicago
Phone
+1 312-829-4222
Website
facebook.com
https://www.cityofchicago.org/
Website
cityofchicago.org
Checker
Phone
+1 312-243-2537
Website
checkertaxichicago.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Chicago Midway Airport to Des Plaines
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Chicago Midway Airport to Des Plaines
Estimated price
$110 - $170

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