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subway from Midway to Loop/Lake Shore Dr.

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subway from Midway to Loop/Lake Shore Dr.

How long would it take to ride subway from Midway airport on a Monday evening (6:30/7 p.m.) to the Loop area, Lake Shore Drive area? We have a layover and thought it would be fun to show kids downtown Chicago, but of course don't want to miss our flight home. We have roughly from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m....I don't think it is enough time to get there and back to airport. What do you think?

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1. Re: subway from Midway to Loop/Lake Shore Dr.

45 minutes to millennium park

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2. Re: subway from Midway to Loop/Lake Shore Dr.

Not really enough time. If everything goes perfect you might have 30min downtown to snap some photos. You have 3hrs. Figure 30 min to get off plane to the train, 45 min each way, need to be back 60min ahead of your departure. That's 3hrs already.

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3. Re: subway from Midway to Loop/Lake Shore Dr.

You could also take a cab back which will take 20 minutes

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4. Re: subway from Midway to Loop/Lake Shore Dr.

Midway security at that time can be ghastly. Stay at the airport.

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5. Re: subway from Midway to Loop/Lake Shore Dr.

If you want grab a bite in the neighborhood of MDW - http://www.szalasrestaurant.com/

Good burger spot in MDW - http://www.illinoisbarandgrill.com/index.html

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6. Re: subway from Midway to Loop/Lake Shore Dr.

you don't have time and cabs can get stuck in traffic so definitely the EL if you attempt it -- but security lines can be very long at Midway -- I wouldn't chance it

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7. Re: subway from Midway to Loop/Lake Shore Dr.

Thanks. It was my husband's thought. I'll talk him out of it now!!!! We'll just have to come back another time!

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