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Cheap Flights to Chicago Midway International Airport

Known for its upscale shopping boutiques, architecturally significant buildings, and, of course, its delicious deep-dish pizza, Chicago is a city that should be on every Canadian's travel bucket list. And since it's just a short flight away from major Canadian cities like Toronto and Ottawa, it's a great spot to visit for a weekend trip or a longer vacation. Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) is one of the top international airports in the city, with over 22 million passengers served per year. To book a cheap flight to Chicago from anywhere in the world, simply enter your home city and travel dates with MDW as the final destination. Skyscanner will search all flight possibilities so you can compare and book the best option for you.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Chicago

Chicago residents generally experience hot, humid summers and cold, snowy winters. Thunderstorms, high winds, and even tornadoes are possible in the summers as well. Despite the possible weather issues, tourists flock to Chicago from June to August for festivals like the Pitchfork Music Festival and the Taste of Chicago food festival. Other smaller festivals and events also take place during these months. However, many tourists do choose to skip the hot and humid weather and visit during the spring or fall when temperatures are generally more comfortable.

Airlines that Fly to Chicago Midway International Airport

Chicago Midway Airport is served by six airlines:

Most of the available flight routes are to and from major U.S. cities like Detroit, Atlanta, and New York. There are also many direct flight paths to Mexican cities. Currently, the only direct flight route from Canada to Chicago Midway Airport is via Porter Airlines and leaves from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) on Toronto Island.

Arriving at the Airport

MDW consists of one passenger terminal split into three Concourses. Taxi stands are available just outside of each concourse and are operated by over a dozen licensed taxi companies. Fares are based on metered rates and can vary depending on the daily traffic. Generally, a ride to downtown Chicago shouldn't cost more than $40 CAD.

Public transportation busses and trains are also available at Midway Airport. To board a train or bus, head east from the passenger terminal to the Midway Transportation Center. An enclosed walkway connects the two buildings. Rental car services are also available in a building separate from the airport. Midway's Rental Car Facility can be reached by boarding a free shuttle bus that picks up at arrivals every 15 minutes.

Chicago Midway International Airport Facilities

Midway Airport has many amenities to aid after a long flight, including coffee shops and restaurants, device charging stations, and ATMs and banks. Free Wi-Fi is also accessible throughout the terminal. If you need to relax after a long flight, stop by the Yoga Room to meditate and practice yoga. You can also unwind by touring the terminal and viewing the beautiful paintings and sculptures on display as part of the airport's art program. If you'd rather just head straight to a hotel, there are a dozen great hotels in the Midway area which you can compare and book free through Skyscanner to ensure availability.

What to See and Do in Chicago

If you've never been to Chicago before, there are a few things that all first-time tourists must do, like take a picture of the Cloud Gate sculpture. This stainless steel sculpture is better known as The Bean for its unique shape. The shiny, reflective surface is great for photo-ops. Visiting the Art Institute of Chicago is another activity that should be on every Chicago tourist's to-do list. The Institute was founded in the late 1800s and is one of the largest art museums in the country. It is home to pieces by world-famous artists like Picasso as well as thousands of other paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs.

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