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  • transfer between terminals
    Aug 31, 2012
    How long will it take to get from G concourse in Terminal 3 to Terminal 5? Do we have to go through security again? We are traveling with a group of 15, mostly senior citizens.


    At ORD, on Arrival at Concourse G, walk towards the Rotunda and look for the ATS shuttle train sign, which runs every few minutes to Terminal 5. Note that Concourse M of T5 wraps around the concessions Court - to the left (gates M12-M21) and to the right (gates M7-M1), and extends northward in the center to gates M8-M11 (prepare yourself for long walks from check-in to gates).


  • Transfer from Term 2 to Term 1
    Aug 26, 2012
    I have 45 minutes between flights to go from F5 to C8, is that adequate time?


    At ORD getting from T2 to T1: Note that all gate areas of all terminals are not connected, but the secured area, which is the upper level (Departures) has, right after you walk from gate F8 past gate F1, at right end a connector to Terminal 1, where you will arrive again in the secured area, and where you should proceed to nearby gate B6, walk past gate B8 (at right), take walkway to C gates.


  • T1 C concourse to T3 L concourse
    Aug 24, 2012
    I have approximately 40-45 minutes from arriving on United in Terminal 1 to Departing on American in Terminal 3. Carry-on luggage only. I can move OK walking/sprinting. The big I have to go through security at Terminal 3. Can I reasonably expect to make my connection?


    At ORD on arrival at T1 follow the ATS train signs. The train runs every few mins, but may arrive/depart from the unsecured areas of the terminals, meaning that you would have to go through security check at T3. T3's gates: Concourse G has gates G1A-G21, and on the lower level gates G13-G15. Concourse H has gates H1-H18, Concourse K has gates K1-K17; Concourse L has gates L1-L10 (for Virgin America, Spirit, JetBlue, Air Choice One and American airlines) NO TIME TO WASTE!


    fraug12. Thanks, I continued to research posts with similar situations such as mine. Using the ATS apparently means going through the TSA lines. I checked the layout of the terminals after seeing some posts indicating that I can travel from T-1 to T-3 while staying in the secured area. No TSA stuff. Anybody done this. If I run like the wind, can I get from T-1 to T-3, passing through T-2 in twenty minutes to a half hour? Thanks again fraug12


  • Transfer time
    Aug 24, 2012
    If I am arriving at B7 and need to get to F2 in under 40 minutes can I make it? I am traveling with a 4 year old.


    At ORD, T1 connects at the Departures level - left end - to T2. No time to waste! signs will guide you to your gate area.


  • T5 transfer to T2
    Aug 22, 2012
    If I'm arriving on an international flight at 2:15pm, is it possible to get to terminal T2 for a 3:38pm flight. I realize I need to pick up my bag, go thru customs and arrive at other terminal. How much time should I allow between international flights and local USA flight?


    Your gate-to-gate time at ORD is adequate - after customs clearance proceed up one level to the Airport Transit System (ATS) station and take the train to your connecting terminal.


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