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Directions

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo is held in the South Building at McCormick Place.

By Car

Directions to McCormick Parking LOT A

The parking rate is a flat fee of $19 per day for LOT A with no in-and-out privileges. Overnight parking is not available.

  • From O'Hare International Airport (22 Miles), Northwest Or The North:
    Follow I-190 East to I-90 East. This turns into I-90/94 East (Dan Ryan Expressway). Keeping to the right, follow to I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Martin L. King Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left.
  • From The West:
    Take I-290 East (Eisenhower Expressway) to I-94 East (Dan Ryan Expressway). Keeping to the right, follow to I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Martin L. King Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left.
  • From Midway Airport (10 Miles) Or Southwest:
    Take I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Martin L. King Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left.
  • From The South Or Indiana Via I-80/94:
    From I-80/94, exit at I-94 West (Bishop Ford Expressway) and proceed on I-94 West (Dan Ryan Expressway). Follow to I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Martin L. King Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left.
  • From Indiana-Skyway:
    Take I-90 West (Indiana Tollway turns into the Chicago Skyway). Merge onto I-90/94 West (Dan Ryan Expressway). Exit at I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Martin L. King Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left.
  • From North Lake Shore Drive (US-41):
    From Lake Shore Drive, exit at 31st Street and turn right (West). Turn right again on Martin L. King Drive. Turn left on 24th Place. Follow signs to Lot A.
  • From South Lake Shore Drive (US-41):
    From Lake Shore Drive, exit at 31st Sreet. and turn left (West). Turn right on Martin L. King Drive. Turn left on 24th Place. Follow signs to Lot A.
  • From Congress Parkway:
    From Congress Parkway, turn right onto Michigan Avenue Proceed south to Cermak Road. (E. 22nd Street). Turn left on Cermak Road, to Martin Luther King Drive. Follow signs to Lot A.

Directions to McCormick Parking LOT B

The parking rate is a flat fee of $14 per day for LOT B with no in-and-out privileges. Overnight parking is not available.

McCormick Place parking can be purchased in advance of your visit here.  With a prepaid parking pass, you will receive express access to our closest parking facility to the South Building (Lot B).  Included with your parking pass are customized point to point directions and a guarantee that your parking space will be waiting for you when you arrive.  Complimentary shuttle bus service is available to all attendees parking at Lot B.”  

  • From Downtown Chicago
    Proceed South on Lake Shore Drive, and exit at 31st Street. Make a right turn at the light. Make another immediate hard right turn onto Moe Drive (the McCormick Place service drive that is West of Lake Shore Drive). Proceed North on Moe Drive, to the parking attendant booths on the left side of the service drive.
  • From I-55 (Stevenson) Expressway
    Proceed South on Lake Shore Drive, and exit at 31st Street. Make a right turn at the light. Make another immediate hard right turn onto Moe Drive (the McCormick Place service drive that is West of Lake Shore Drive). Proceed North on Moe Drive, to the parking attendant booths on the left side of the service drive.
  • From I-90/94 (Kennedy/Edens) Expressway
    Proceed South on I-90/94 to I-55 (Stevenson Expressway). Proceed East on I-55 to Lake Shore Drive. Proceed South on Lake Shore Drive, and exit at 31st Street. Make a right turn at the light. Make another immediate hard right turn onto Moe Drive (the McCormick Place service drive that is West of Lake Shore Drive). Proceed North on Moe Drive, to the parking attendant booths on the left side of the service drive.
  • From I-290 (Eisenhower) Expressway
    Proceed East on Congress Parkway to Columbus Drive. Proceed South on Columbus Drive, which will merge into Lake Shore Drive. Proceed South on Lake Shore Drive, and exit at 31st Street. Make a right turn at the light. Make another immediate hard right turn onto Moe Drive (the McCormick Place service drive that is West of Lake Shore Drive). Proceed North on Moe Drive, to the parking attendant booths on the left side of the service drive.
  • From Northbound Lake Shore Drive
    Exit at 31st Street and make a left turn at the traffic light. Proceed and go to the next traffic light. Make an immediate hard right turn onto Moe Drive (the McCormick Place service drive that is West of Lake Shore Drive). Proceed North on Moe Drive, to the parking attendant booths on the left side of the service drive.
  • From 31st Street
    Proceed East on 31st Street to Moe Drive, that is the McCormick Place service drive immediately West of the 31st Street exit on Lake Shore Drive. Proceed North on Moe Drive, to the parking attendant booths on the left side of the service drive.

Directions to McCormick Parking LOT C

The parking rate is a flat fee of $19 per day for LOT C with no in-and-out privileges. Overnight parking is not available.

Once you've arrived in Lot C, you will need to make your way through Lakeside Center toward the North and South buildings. You will cross over the skyway bridge that takes you across Lake Shore Drive. Once you've crossed through the Grand Concourse in the North and South Buildings, you will take two escalators down to ground level near the information desk. You will then take an escalator back up, cross the second skyway bridge, which will put you in the West Building.

  • From O'Hare International Airport (22 miles), Northwest or the North:
    Follow I-190 East to I-90 East. This turns into I-90/94 East (Dan Ryan Expressway). Keeping to the right, follow to I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway) onto US-41 South (Lake Shore Drive). Exit at 31st St. and turn left over the Lake Shore Dr. Bridge to Ft. Dearborn Drive. Turn left and follow signs to Lot C.
  • From the West:
    Take I-290 East (Eisenhower Expressway) to I-94 East (Dan Ryan Expressway). Keeping to the right, follow to I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway) onto US-41 South (Lake Shore Drive). Exit at 31st St. and turn left over the Lake Shore Dr. Bridge to Ft. Dearborn Drive. Turn left and follow signs to Lot C.
  • From Midway Airport (10 miles) or Southwest:
    Take I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway) to Lake Shore Drive South. Exit at 31st Street and turn left over the Lake Shore Dr. Bridge to Ft. Dearborn Drive. Turn left and follow signs to Lot C.
  • From the South or Indiana via I-80/94:
    From I-80/94, exit at I-94 West (Bishop Ford Expressway) and proceed on I-94 West (Dan Ryan Expressway). Follow to I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway) to US-41 South (Lake Shore Drive). Exit at 31st St. and turn left over the Lake Shore Dr. Bridge to Ft. Dearborn Drive. Turn left and follow signs to Lot C.
  • From Indiana-Skyway:
    Take I-90 West (Indiana Tollway turns into the Chicago Skyway). Merge onto I-90/94 West (Dan Ryan Expressway). Exit at I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway) to US-41 South (Lake Shore Drive). Exit at 31st St. and turn left over the Lake Shore Dr. Bridge to Ft. Dearborn Drive. Turn left and follow signs to Lot C.
  • From North Lake Shore Drive (US-41):
    From US-41 (Lake Shore Drive), exit at 31st St. and turn left over the Lake Shore Dr. Bridge to Ft. Dearborn Drive. Turn left again and follow signs to Lot C.
  • From South Lake Shore Drive (US-41):
    From US-41 (Lake Shore Drive), exit at 31st St. Stay to the right onto Ft. Dearborn Drive. Follow signs to Lot C.
  • From Congress Parkway:
    From Congress Parkway, turn right onto Columbus Drive (South). Merge with US-41 South (Lake Shore Drive). Exit at 31st St. Turn left over the Lake Shore Dr. bridge to Ft. Dearborn Drive. Turn left again and follow signs to Lot C

By Taxi

Taxi Services

More than 5,800 city taxis are at your service in Chicago. Facility direction signs and personnel at the Concierge Desk will direct attendees to gates that are designated for your event. To calculate your taxi fare, check out TaxiFareFinder.com.Tell the cab driver you are traveling to McCormick Place – South Building, and you'd like to be dropped off at Gate 40 (off of Indiana & Cermak).

By Train

  • Amktrak – is located in Union Station between Jackson and Adams on Canal.
  • METRA– has four major downtown terminals: LaSalle Street, Randolph Street, Ogilvie and Union Stations.

    METRA services the Midwest as far north as Kenosha, Wisconsin; northwest to Fox Lake and Harvard; west to Elgin, Geneva and Aurora; southwest to Joliet and Orland Park; south to University Park; and east to South Bend, Indiana. METRA provides direct service within seven minutes to and from downtown Chicago to McCormick Place (download the schedule and ticket fares). Service from the Randolph Station (nearby the Fairmont Hotel) to McCormick Place begins early morning, with more frequent pick-ups during rush hours. Shuttle connections can be made to the METRA system. For more information visit METRA's website.

By Plane

  • O'Hare International Airport (773-686-2200) handles more passengers than any other airport in the world. For visitors needing information or directions, airport information booths are located on the lower levels of the domestic terminals and on the upper and lower levels of the International Terminal. A foreign currency exchange is located on the lower level of the International Terminal. It's 13 miles from O'Hare to downtown. During rush-hour it can take about an hour. During the middle of the day and evenings it takes around 30 minutes. Taking a taxi to/from the airport varies depending on travel time from $30-50 from O'Hare.

    The CTA Blue Line ('L') provides 24-hour rapid transit service between Chicago-O'Hare International Airport and the Forest Park terminal, via downtown Chicago. A single-ride from O'Hare to downtown Chicago costs $2.25. Visit CTA's website for more information on fares and the Chicago Card.
  • Midway Airport (773.838.0600) is located at 5700 South Cicero Avenue and is conveniently located 10 miles from downtown Chicago. Midway's one terminal building has three concourses – A, B and C.Airport information booths are located in the ticketing lobby, baggage claim and the concessions food court. Midway has two primary parking lots: Terminal Garage (with daily and hourly parking) located adjacent to the terminal building and Economy Parking located along 55 Street. There is a complimentary shuttle between the economy parking lots and the terminal building every 15 minutes. Travel between Midway and downtown Chicago is normally 20 minutes but during rush-hour periods, travel times may increase to 45 minutes. The airport is served by the CTA Orange Line train which is a 25 minute trip from downtown. All vehicle pick-up services are available on the lower level roadway. Taking a taxi between Midway and downtown is approximately $28-$32. For more airport information, please click here.

    The CTA Orange Line ('L') provides rapid transit service between Midway International Airport and downtown (Loop). A single-ride from Midway to downtown Chicago costs $2.25. Visit CTA's website for more information on fares and the Chicago Card.
  • Gary Chicago International Airport (219-949-9722) is located in Gary, Indiana at 6001 W. Industrial Hwy. Just 35 minutes from downtown Chicago, it offers 24-hour parking and convenient access to I-90, I-80/94, I-65, the Chicago Skyway, the Dan Ryan Expy. and Lake Shore Dr.
  • GO Airport Express departs every 10-15 minutes from O'Hare and Midway baggage claim. At Midway airport, Express ticket counters are located across from Southwest Airlines baggage claim. At O'Hare Airport, on the baggage claim level in each terminal: Terminal 1 (door 1E), Terminal 2 (door 2E), Terminal 3 (door 3E) and Terminal 5 (door 5D). Use the code C2E2 to receive 10% off.
  • LongTermParking.com Save money when you download and print U.S. airport parking discount coupons and make free online parking reservations at over 130 locations. Self-park and valet services. Some facilities offer car wash, maintenance, repairs. Save up to 70% vs. parking at the airport.

Need a few transit suggestions?

  • Use this Google Maps link
  • Type in your start address
  • Click "Get Directions" and it will give you CTA directions. You can also change the time you want to leave/arrive to get an idea of when you should leave to arrive on time.
    The following buses stop very close to or in front of McCormick Place: #3 & the #129

You can get bus passes at CVS and Walgreens.

And remember - the card goes in the machine on the bus and at the turnstile for the train with the magnetic strip facing you and to the right.