Flights from London to Chicago are popular with business travellers and people who are vacationing in the Windy City. The city is home to professional sports teams, a vibrant business district and a lively theatre scene. With ebookers, you can book cheap flights to Chicago year-round.
London is the largest city in England and has five airports. Most international flights leave from Heathrow and Gatwick, the two largest airports in the city. If you are Travelling outside of rush hour, the easiest and most convenient way to get to either airport is by taxi. From central London, fares usually range from $60 to $100. During rush hour, the train can provide faster and more comfortable service. If you are flying out of Heathrow, the Heathrow Express leaves from Paddington Station and costs about $24. The London Underground also stops at the airport. To get to Gatwick, you can take the Gatwick Express from London Victoria or $27. Parking is available at Gatwick for $20 per day, and Heathrow charges $25 per day. Once you arrive at either airport, you will have a wide selection of restaurant options, from fast food outlets like McDonald's to traditional British options like M&S Food.
Chicago, which is affectionately known as the Second City, is located on the southern edge of Lake Michigan. The city is known for its spectacular outdoor setting, diverse local population and thriving arts scene. Two airports serve Chicago: O'Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport.
Most international flights into Chicago arrive at O'Hare, which is located about 18 miles outside of the city's centre. The easiest way to get into town is on the CTA Blue Line train, which leaves from the airport and takes about 30 minutes to get downtown. The fare is less than $3. If you prefer to take a taxi, you can expect fares of about $40, depending on traffic and your final destination. For flights into Midway, you can take the CTA Red Line train. A taxi ride downtown costs about $25 and takes about 30 minutes. Rental cars and bus links are also available at both airports.
The best times to visit Chicago are in the late spring and early fall, when temperatures are pleasant. In May, September and October, most days range between 16 and 20Â°C. Summers are hot and often humid, with temperatures rising to 30Â°C. Winters in Chicago can be cold and windy, and many days get down to -9Â°C.
A highlight of any trip to Chicago is a visit to the city's Lake Michigan Waterfront, which is lined with walking and biking paths. For a unique view of the city, take a boat cruise through downtown or rent kayaks. Other attractions include the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Bears, the vibrant theatre district and the Magnificent Mile shopping area.
With regular departures from London to Chicago each day, you can find flights to Chicago to suit your schedule and budget. Use ebookers to find the best deals on flights, hotels and rental cars-plus, check for special discounts on event tickets and tours during your time in Illinois.
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