ORD Terminal Maps & Guide
Chicago OHare Airport is one of the busiest airports in the United States, serving millions of passengers each year. The airport has four main terminals, each with its own unique layout and amenities. This terminal guide will help you understand and navigate the airport with ease, scroll down for more detailed information.
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Airport Terminal Maps
Do you know your specific departure or arrival terminal at Chicago ORD Airport? Select it from the list of terminal maps below, and use the interactive map to find all available amenities, and even navigate to them, or to another terminal if you're connecting at the airport.
Airport Terminal Layout
ORD Airport has four main terminals: Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 3, and Terminal 5. Terminal 1 is divided into two concourses, Concourse B and Concourse C. Terminal 2 has one concourse, Concourse E. Terminal 3 has three concourses, Concourse G, Concourse H, and Concourse K. Terminal 5, also known as the International Terminal, has one concourse, Concourse M.
Overview of Terminals
Terminal 1 is mainly used by United Airlines and its partners, while Terminal 2 is used by Delta Air Lines and its partners. Terminal 3 is used by American Airlines and its partners, as well as some international airlines. Terminal 5 is exclusively used for international flights.
Each terminal offers a variety of dining and shopping options, as well as lounges for travelers to relax in before their flights. There are also information desks and customer service centers located throughout the terminals to assist travelers with any questions or concerns they may have.
Getting Between Terminals
If you need to transfer between terminals at the airport, there are several options available. The airport offers a free shuttle bus service called the ATS (Airport Transit System) that runs between all terminals and the remote parking lots.
If you have a connecting flight, some airlines offer shuttle bus services to transport passengers between terminals. Additionally, there are moving walkways and pedestrian walkways that connect the terminals, making it easy to walk between them if you have enough time.
Food, Shops & Services
Chicago O'Hare Airport is a hub for domestic and international flights, and it offers a wide variety of food and shopping options for travelers. Whether you're looking for a quick bite or a sit-down meal, you'll find plenty of options in the airport's four terminals.
Terminal 1 is home to a number of fast-food chains, including McDonald's, Dunkin' Donuts, and Auntie Anne's. If you're looking for something a little more substantial, head to Tortas Frontera, a Mexican restaurant that offers fresh, made-to-order sandwiches and other dishes. Terminal 2 has a similar selection of fast-food options, as well as a few sit-down restaurants like Chili's and Tuscany. Terminal 3 is home to a number of local Chicago favorites, including Garrett Popcorn Shops and the Billy Goat Tavern.
In addition to food and shopping, Chicago O'Hare Airport offers a variety of amenities and services to make your travel experience as comfortable as possible. The airport has free Wi-Fi throughout all terminals, as well as charging stations for your electronic devices. There are also several lounges available for travelers who want to relax before their flight, including the United Club and the American Airlines Admirals Club. Other services available at the airport include currency exchange, baggage storage, and a pet relief area.
Locations of Security Checkpoint(s)
Chicago O'Hare Airport has security checkpoints located in each of its four terminals: Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 3, and Terminal 5. The exact locations of the checkpoints vary depending on the terminal, but they are all clearly marked and easy to find. Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least two hours before their scheduled departure time to allow enough time to go through security.
Fast Track Lanes and Locations
Chicago O'Hare Airport offers a TSA PreCheck program that allows eligible passengers to use dedicated fast track lanes at security checkpoints. The TSA PreCheck lanes are available at all four terminals and are marked with signs. In addition, some airlines offer their own fast track lanes for premium passengers, such as first class or business class travelers. These lanes are typically located near the regular security checkpoints.
Passport & Immigration Control Locations
Passport and immigration control at Chicago O'Hare Airport is located in Terminal 5. All international arrivals must go through passport control before collecting their baggage and proceeding to customs. The airport has recently introduced automated passport control kiosks to speed up the process for eligible passengers. These kiosks are located in the passport control area and are easy to use. Passengers should allow extra time for passport and immigration control, especially during peak travel periods.
TSA and TSA Pre Checkpoints
Chicago O'Hare Airport has several TSA and TSA Pre Checkpoints located throughout the airport. These checkpoints are designed to help expedite the security screening process for eligible passengers. TSA Pre Check is a program that allows pre-approved travelers to receive expedited screening benefits, such as keeping on shoes, belts, and light jackets, as well as leaving laptops and liquids in their carry-on bags. It is important to note that not all passengers are eligible for TSA Pre Check and must go through the regular TSA screening process.
Global Entry Locations
Chicago O'Hare Airport is one of the many airports in the United States that offers Global Entry enrollment centers. Global Entry is a program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. This program is open to U.S. citizens, U.S. lawful permanent residents, and citizens of certain other countries. The Global Entry enrollment center at Chicago O'Hare Airport is located in Terminal 5, near the Duty-Free Shop. It is recommended to make an appointment before arriving at the enrollment center to ensure availability.
CLEAR Lane Locations
CLEAR is a service that allows travelers to bypass long security lines at the airport. Members of CLEAR can use designated lanes for expedited security screening. At the airport (DEN), CLEAR Plus lanes are located in the following terminal(s):
- North Terminal
- South Terminal
If you are unsure of when to leave for the airport, you can check wait times at DEN.
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Airport Lounge Locations
Chicago O'Hare Airport has several lounges available for passengers to relax and unwind before their flight.
Terminal 1 is home to the United Club Lounge, located near gate B6. This lounge offers comfortable seating, complimentary snacks and beverages, and free Wi-Fi.
In Terminal 2, passengers can find the Delta Sky Club Lounge near gate E6. This lounge features a variety of seating options, including private workspaces, as well as complimentary snacks and beverages.
Terminal 3 is where American Airlines passengers can access the Admirals Club Lounge, located near gate H6. This lounge offers comfortable seating, a business center, and complimentary snacks and beverages.
Finally, in Terminal 5, passengers can find the Swissport Lounge near gate M8. This lounge offers comfortable seating, complimentary snacks and beverages, and free Wi-Fi.
Baggage Claim Areas
O'Hare Airport has several baggage claim areas located in each terminal. Passengers can easily locate their baggage claim area by checking the flight information display screens or by asking airport staff for assistance. Baggage carts are available for use in the baggage claim areas, and passengers can also find luggage storage locations nearby.
Luggage Cart Availability
Luggage carts are available for use throughout O'Hare. Passengers can find them in the baggage claim areas, parking garages, and near the entrances to each terminal. The cost to rent a luggage cart is $5, and payment can be made using cash or credit card. Passengers can also use their own luggage carts if they prefer.
Luggage Storage Locations (Left Luggage)
ORD offers luggage storage services for passengers who need to store their bags before or after their flight. The luggage storage locations, also known as left luggage, are located in each terminal. The cost to store luggage varies depending on the size of the bag and the length of time it will be stored. Passengers can inquire about luggage storage at the information desk in each terminal.
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