Chicago Rockford International Airport Map & Terminal Guide
Getting Around the Airport
Chicago Rockford International Airport serves the city of Rockford in northern Illinois - close to the Wisconsin border. As it is only 68 miles northwest of Chicago, it can also serve as a welcome alternative to major Chicago airport hassles.
RFD is home to the second-largest air hub sorting facility in United Parcel Service's system. DHL and BAX Global have smaller facilities at RFD. Right on airport premises is the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a world leader in aviation and aerospace education.
The terminal building structure at the RFD airport has one main terminal building which houses all airport facilities. It has two main levels.
It houses the ticketing & rental car counters, baggage claim with an airport cafe on the lower level, and security, departures and a restaurant on the upper level.
Amenities inside the terminal include free WiFi, short lines, free baggage carts, free parking lot shuttles, curbside baggage assistance, wheelchair and stroller friendly spaces, and a new cafe and bar. There is also an airport pet lodge.
For more information, please refer to the RFD Airport Map here.
Food, Shops & Amenities
New Cafe and Bar is located on the upper level of the RFD Airport. It has a breakfast menu, as well as sandwiches, salads, and wraps along with sides.
- Passengers are advised to arrive at least 2 hours before their scheduled departure time to account for TSA security wait times and any possible delays.
- To ensure a smooth check-in process, passengers should pack carry-on luggage in a suitable manner, have photo ID ready, and read all the airline guidelines properly prior to arriving at the airport.
- No unattended baggage will be allowed inside the terminal building. You must keep your bags with you at all times.