Chicago is served by two airports, O'Hare International (ORD) and Midway International (MDW). The majority of international flights use O'Hare airport.
Attendees can use public transit to get to the Sheraton Grand Hotel from either airport. The CTA Blue Line runs from O'Hare Airport. The stop nearest the Sheraton Grand Hotel is Clark/Lake, which is an approximately 20 minute walk away. The CTA Orange Line runs from Midway Airport. The stop nearest the Sheraton Grand Hotel is State/Lake, which is an approximately 15 minute walk away.
Taxis are available from either airport. From O'Hare to the Sheraton Grand Hotel, a taxi will take approximately 45-60 minutes and cost approximately $35-$50 (depending on traffic, weather and number of passengers). From Midway, a taxi will take approximately 20-30 minutes and will cost approximately $25-$40 (depending on traffic, weather and number of passengers).
The Amtrak station in Chicago is Union Station. The Sheraton Grand Hotel is approximately a 36 minute walk (1.8 miles) from Union Station. Attendees can take the #124 bus from Union Station to the Columbus & North Water stop which is a one minute walk away from the Sheraton Grand Hotel.
Chicago's Greyhound Bus Station is at 630 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60607. The Sheraton Grand Hotel is approximately a 46 minute walk (2.2 miles) from the Greyhound Station. Attendees can walk to the corner of Clinton and Quincy (approximately an 8 minute walk) to get on the #124 bus. The Sheraton Grand Hotel is a one minute walk from the Columbus & North Water stop.
Metra trains arrive at one of four stations downtown: Millenium Station, Union Station, Ogilvie Transportation Center or LaSalle Street. From Millenium Station, Ogilvie Transportation Center or Union Station, the #124 bus to the Columbus & North Water stop is a one minute walk to the Sheraton Grand Chicago. From the LaSalle Street Station, attendees can walk to State Street, approximately 6 minute walk. The #10 bus or #146 bus goes to Michigan and Hubbard (Tribune Building) which is a 5 minute walk to the Sheraton Grand Hotel.
The Sheraton Grand Hotel provides driving directions to the hotel and parking information at the hotel. Those people driving daily to the conference might find less expensive parking by searching local parking garages with a smartphone app (such as SpotHero) or through a website (such as ParkWhiz). Note that there is very limited on-street parking near the conference site.