I'm flying into MDW and wondering how to get to the Fairmont. Google Transit has me walking to a 63W bus, to the Orange line, then a 10 minute walk from State/Lake. Any better suggestions from the experts here?
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doepack wrote:Midway airport is the terminus for both the Orange line and bus route 63W, so I would ignore Google's advice about catching this bus when you fly in. Assuming you're talking about the Fairmont hotel at 200 N. Columbus in downtown Chicago, just hit the Orange line from Midway, and get off at State/Lake.So where at Midway do I catch the Orange Line? I've looked at the Midway page, and gather only that it is the far end of the parking garage. How far a hoof is that? Is the distance why the 63W came up with Google?
farecard wrote:For example, goroo.com to "Fairmont Hotel" says take the Orange to Roosevelt, and the Green Line back to Randolph. But if I put in "200 North Columbus Drive" it starts talking about Upper and Lower.... huh?Columbus Drive is a multi-level road. There are actually three levels, the upper does not cross the river and runs from Wacker to Randolph St with the main entrances to the hotels. Columbus Drive is the middle level ... basically a through street that branches off from Lakeshore Drive from the south and crosses the river. Access to some hotel parking garages are on that level. Then the lowest level is below that with access to more parking garages, the busway and employee access to Metra/South Shore. All levels are pedestrian but there are some residents of the street on the lower levels despite the city's efforts to make that difficult.