Terminal Gate Connection
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Getting around: The Terminal can be reached from downtown Chicago by the CTA Orange Line, a 20-30 minute trip.
Most ground transportation access points are at the main entrance outside of the passenger terminal.
Midway has a Visual Paging System - displaying text messages on Flight Information Display System (FIDS) monitors throughout the terminal, available 24/7. Free visual paging service can be reached at tel. 773-848-9660 or 9661 (TTY), which will then appear on the FIDS monitors.
International Arrivals: Unless you have gone through US customs clearance by participating airports, you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag.
NOTE: The APC self-service kiosks and Global Entry technology enable international passengers to move quickly through US Customs processing (CBP). Passengers authorized to use APCs include: US passport holders, US LPR cardholders, US Visa B1/B2 holders, Canadian passport holders, returning ESTA passengers fom visa-waiver countries, and foreign operating aircrew with a C1/D visa.
TSA Pre-check lanes /entrance are on the pedestrian bridge's north side, on Mezzanine level. Global Entry is available.
The Midway Passenger terminal has two levels:
The Lower Level is the arrivals level and houses the baggage claim, with ATM, currency exchange, & charging station. Available transportaion includes the Bus Shuttle Center, regional buses, rental cars shuttles & taxis/ limos.
The Upper Level is the check-in level and houses the ticketing counters, leading to the triangle-shaped food court ‘Midway Boulevard’ with food, drink and retail concessions, and an information desk in the center. Other services include a bank branch, Travelers Aid, chapel, & mail box. A security checkpoint and customs clearance are within the food court triangle, and at the tips of the the food court's triangle are Concourses A, B & C:
Concourse A - with gates A1-19 and a separate gateway to gates A4A & A4B - serves Delta 800-221-1212, Porter 888-619-8622, Southwest 800-435-9792, & Volaris 866-988-3527 airlines. A currency exchange is at gate A1.
Concourse B - with gates B1-26 - serves Southwest 800-435-9792.
Concourse C - with gates C1-C3 - serves North Country Sky. Concourse C houses an USO facility (tel. 773-582-5852) and a Mother's and a Yoga Room..
NOTE: During 2016, the terminal was upgraded and new concessions added.