ALCPG Workshop


ALCPG07 conference logo
Joint Meeting of the
American Linear Collider Physics Group
ILC Global Design Effort
22-26 October 2007
FNAL Aerial photo
Fermilab is located about 40 miles from Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airports. All else being equal, flying into O'Hare is ten minutes closer and it is ten dollars less expensive to get to Fermilab by limosine from O'Hare.

(Due to fluctuations in traffic and variations in security lines at airports, travellers concerned with missing flights should allow for an additional 90 minutes for traffic and security lines.)

There will, during the conference, be construction delays on the road to O'Hare airport. Attendees scheduling their return flight are advised to schedule later flights, to allow for an additional hour due to possible traffic tie-ups.

Arriving By Airplane

Transportation from and to O'Hare or Midway Airport is available by limousine, taxi, or car rental. There is no public transportation to Fermilab, and taxi service is costly.

You are strongly encouraged to arrange for a limosine to the conference hotel. There is free transportation between the conference hotel and Fermilab.

An alternative is to rent a car.

Limosine Service

Unless one chooses to rent a car, it is both more comfortable and less expensive to take a limosine (rather than a taxi) from either Chicago airport to Fermilab.

Reservations for limousine service should be made in advance when possible. We suggest the West Suburban Limousine Service at 1-800-345-5466 or 630-668-9600. Details and prices for this service may be found here.

Arriving By Automobile

Excellent directions and maps for getting to Fermilab from Chicago area Airports and elsewhere may be found on the Fermilab Hours, Directions and Maps page.

Car rental advice may be found on the Fermilab Transportation and Accommodations page.

For Foreign Travelers

There can be a several-months time lag between applying for and receiving a visa, so we recommend that the process be started early. Details may be found on our Visa and Invitation Letter page.

Hotel-to-Fermilab Shuttle Bus Service

Shuttle-bus service will be provided from and to the Pheasant Run meeting hotel each morning and evening of the meeting.

Fermilab Maps

For maps to and from the Fermilab site, it is best to use any of the standard map websites. The Fermilab ZIP code, for that purpose, is 60510.

Here are some maps of the Fermilab site itself.

From the Airport to the Meeting Hotel

To get from Chicago's O'Hare airport to the Pheasant Run meeting hotel,

    Take I-90 West to Route 59 South.
    Exit south on Route 59 and continue to North Avenue (Route 64).
    Turn right (west) on North Avenue.
    The hotel is located 3 miles west of Route 59 on North Avenue (Route 64) on the south side of the street.

To get from Chicago's Midway airport to the Pheasant Run meeting hotel,

    Take Cicero Avenue North to I-55 South.
    Get on I-55 South and continue to I-355 North.
    Exit onto I-355 North and continue to I-88 West.
    Exit onto I-88 West and continue to Farnsworth (Kirk) North.
    Exit north on Farnsworth (Kirk) and continue to North Avenue (Route 64).
    Turn right (east) on North Avenue and continue approximately 1 mile.
    The hotel is located on the south side of the street.


Here is some information about local taxi service.

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