Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Westin O'Hare - Shuttle Service

The Westin O'Hare provides a free, round-trip shuttle to Chicago's O'Hare Airport. The shuttle runs continuously, stopping by the airport and the hotel about every 15 minutes. For domestic flights, the shuttle stops at the Hotel Shuttle Center, which is a central location for the entire airport, located just off the baggage claim area. Follow the red signs labeled "Bus / Shuttle Center" to arrive at the Hotel Shuttle Center and wait at Door #3.

Between Midnight and 5:00am, please call 847-698-6000 to arrange service. Pickup at the International Terminal is available upon request. Please call the hotel directly upon arrival to arrange for pickup. Disabled accessible shuttles are available upon request.

NOTE: Shuttle service will ONLY be provided to/from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) Airport. There will be no shuttle to/from Midway (MDW). Please see below for directions on how to get to the hotel from Midway.

Parking Information

Parking is available for attendees at rate of $10 per day. If you will need a parking pass for the weekend, please park your car in the Westin O’Hare parking lot and let us know that you need a parking pass immediately after you register at the check-in table on Thursday, July 5th. A volunteer will escort you to the front desk in order for you to obtain a parking pass where you will need to prepay for the weekend ($40). Hold on to this pass until the end of the weekend - please note you will NOT get a replacement if you misplace the ticket. According to hotel policy, the cost for parking if you lose the ticket will be $250 so be sure to keep track of it throughout the duration of the weekend.

Travel Discounts

Please use the following airline discount codes when booking your travel to ORD (O'Hare International Airport). Enter the discount code when searching for your flight.

Carrier Discount Rate Discount Code Travel Dates Destination
United 2% - 10% ZF6M378562 (Offer Code) 6/29 - 7/13 ORD
Delta 2% - 10% NMRXX (Meeting Event Code) 6/29 - 7/13 ORD

Transport to Convention Center

From Midway Airport

CTA: Orange Line to Clark/Lake station. Change trains to Blue Line, and get off at Rosemont station. Hotel is an 8 minute walk. Total: about 1 hour and 15 mins.

From Downtown (CTA)

CTA: Take the Blue Line from the Loop to the Rosemont station. Hotel is an 8 minute walk. Total: about 1 hour.

From Downtown (Metra)

Metra: Take the Union Pacific Northwest (UP-NW) from the Chicago OTC stop to the Norwood Park stop. Hotel is a 10 minute drive away. Total: about 35 mins.

Tips for Finding the Cheapest Flight

  1. Only book flights to ORD. No transportation will be provided from any other airport. A shuttle will run between ORD and the hotel every 15 minutes, and the hotel is only 2.5 miles away if you choose to use Uber or take a cab.
  2. Keep in mind that YJA will not provide overnight accommodations until the first day of convention (Thursday, July 5th).
  3. Travel in a group! Talk to a travel agent about having members of your sangh travel back and forth together. It makes the travel much more fun, and you may be able to receive a group discount from the airline!
  4. Book 6 weeks in advance. Statistically, 47 days is the golden number to book in advance.
  5. Booking your flight on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. has been shown to result in the lowest price for the airfare.
  6. Search for flights on Chrome using “InCognito mode” (or inPrivate Mode for Internet Explorer). This prevents your search history from affecting the price of flights you find.
  7. Using a website like will allow you to be alerted if your flight’s price falls.
  8. Prices fluctuate! Call the airline the next day after booking to see if you can rebook without a penalty if your flight price fell.
  9. Fly two different airlines. Some airlines sell one-way flights at reasonable prices, so one airline might work better for the outbound flight while the other works better for the return.
  10. If you are planning on coming to Chicago early to see family or sightsee, come in on Wednesday. Typically, flights that fly on Wednesdays are cheaper than any other day of the week.
  11. Search for flight rates on multiple sites (Expedia, Travelocity, and Orbitz) for the best deal.
  12. Too busy to search for the best deals? Let alert you to keep you updated with the cheapest flights!
  13. Avoid penalty fees by indicating online that you intend to check-in bags. Know your airline’s policy on fees for carry-on bags, seat assignments, printing a boarding pass.