International Workshop on OpenMP (IWOMP) 2011

7th International Workshop
on OpenMP

June 13-15, 2011
Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Transportation

Airports

O'Hare International Airport handles more passengers than any other airport in the world. For visitors needing information or directions, airport information booths are located on the lower levels of the domestic terminals and on the upper and lower levels of the International Terminal. A foreign currency exchange is located on the lower level of the International Terminal. O'Hare is located about 25 miles from downtown Chicago.

Midway Airport is located at 5700 Cicero Avenue, 20 minutes (13 miles) from downtown Chicago. The one-building airport is divided into three terminals, A, B and C. The main lobby at the airport's center entrance is where the information booth and all vehicle pick-up services are available. Transportation from both airports to downtown Chicago is available by taxi, limo, and/or public transport (see items below for more details).


Train stations

Amtrak is a national rail train service serving Chicago and most of the continental United States. Trains arrive and depart primarily from the two major Chicago train stations, Union Station and Northwestern Station.

Metra Rail Trains, the Metropolitan Railroad operates 12 surface train lines serving the six-county area which hub into downtown Chicago from the outlying Chicago suburbs.


Public transporation from airports

Train from O'Hare Airport

EASIEST: Without transferring train lines: Blue Line from inside airport terminal to downtown takes about 45 minutes. Train runs 24 hours, and every 30 minutes at night. Exit off at Clark/Lake Station (which is about 11 blocks away), take the elevator down to street level and hail a cab ride to hotel. (Cab fare about $7). Train fare is $2.25 one-way per adult.

With transferring train lines (Blue Line to Red Line): Follow the direction above, but exit at Jackson and transfer over to the Red Line by walking down through the stairs. Board the Red Line Northbound to Howard (end of line). Exit at Grand Ave. Walk up to street level and head Northbound to Ohio St (Starbucks & Embassy Suites is at the corner). Turn right and walk 5 blocks to Fairbanks Ct. Doubletree Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile is on the left. Walk is less than 15 minutes.

Train from Midway Airport

EASIEST: Without transferring train lines: Orange train line from outside airport terminal to downtown takes about 20 minutes. Train runs every 20 minutes and runs only from 5:20am to 11:30pm daily. Exit off at Clark/Lake Station (which is about 11 blocks away), take the escalator up to street level and hail a cab ride to hotel. (Cab fare about $7). Train fare is $2.25 one-way per adult.

With transferring train lines (Orange Line to Red Line): Follow the directions above, but exit at Roosevelt Rd and transfer over to the Red Line by walking through the tunnel. Board the Red Line Northbound to Howard (end of line). Exit at Grand Ave. Walk up to street level and head Northbound to Ohio St (Starbucks & Embassy Suites is at the corner). Turn right and walk 5 blocks to Fairbanks Ct. Doubletree Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile is on the left. Walk is less than 15 minutes.

** NOTE: TRAINS SHOULD ONLY BE USED IF YOU ARE TRAVELING LIGHT. **


Taxi

From O'hare Airport

Cost is $45-$50, depending on traffic. Drive from O'Hare takes approximately 45 minutes.

From Midway Airport

Cost is $30-$35, depending on traffic. Drive from Midway takes approximately 30 minutes.

** NOTE: ONLY EXTRA FEE IS $1.00 PER ADDITIONAL ADULT, PLUS A $1.50 AIRPORT TAXI TAX. **


Airport shuttle service

From O'hare Airport

Cost is $28 per person, one-way. Pair fare (2 persons traveling to same location) $19.00 per person, or group fare (parties of 3 or more traveling to same location) $14.00 per person. Vans depart O'Hare every half hour from 6am to 10pm, with departures leaving every 15 minutes during peak hours. (Vans depart from lower level of the baggage claim area Gates 1E, 2D or 3E).

From Midway Airport

Cost is $23 per person, one-way. Pair fare (2 persons traveling to same location), $15.00 per person. Vans depart Midway for Downtown every 20-40 minutes in the lower level by Gate 3.

Information

1-800-654-7871 or www.airportexpress.com.


Private cars

Private sedans or limousines are available upon request. Please contact the hotel concierge at 312-787-6100 to arrange a pick-up or inquire about rates.


Driving directions from airport

From O'hare Airport

Take I-90 Kennedy Expressway toward downtown Chicago. Exit off at Ohio Street, Exit 50. Drive 11 blocks until you reach Fairbanks Court. The Doubletree Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile is on the left hand side.

From Midway Airport

Take I-55-Stevenson Expressway Eastbound toward the downtown area. Exit off I-90/94 Westbound. Drive 1 mile and exit off at the Ohio Street Exit (#50). Drive 11 blocks until you reach Fairbanks Ct. The Doubletree Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile is on the left hand side.


Parking at hotel

Parking is available at a charge and is directly adjacent to the hotel. Space is based on a first-come-first-served basis. Self Park. Parking is $41 for a 24-hour period (from the time you park your vehicle). Prices are subject to change without notice.