Ground transportation

RSNA 2018 will be held at McCormick Place, conveniently located just south of downtown Chicago.

McCormick Place
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616 USA

Airport shuttle

GO Airport Express offers airport shuttle service to and from Chicago O’Hare and Chicago Midway International Airports, Chicago hotels and McCormick Place. Find booking information and schedules at Flying to Chicago.

Free shuttle bus transportation

To assist our attendees, we provide complimentary shuttle bus transportation between official RSNA hotels and McCormick Place. View the list of hotels and bus schedules.


Taxis are plentiful throughout the city of Chicago. Taxi service can cost approximately $5 to $30 per ride. Taxi service at Midway and O’Hare airports is located on the lower level outside of the baggage claim area. Please make sure to use the designated taxi stands. Taxis do not offer flat rates into the city. The average fare from the airport to the city is $30 to $40.

McCormick Place taxi pickup and drop off locations are at South Building Gate 4 and Lakeside Center Gate 30.

Rideshare providers

Rideshares are a popular, economical mode of transportation in the city. Uber is offering your first ride FREE (up to $15). Download the Uber app or visit Uber and enter the code HITTHEROAD. This offer is good for first-time riders only and expires Dec. 31, 2018.

Public transit

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus and elevated ("L")/subway train lines offer convenient, easy transportation throughout the city and to major attractions. The CTA website offers a valuable overview of transit services, a guide to the system and instructions for first-time riders.

The nearest CTA “L” station is the Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line Station. It's located at the intersection of Cermak Road and State Street, 2 blocks from the northwest corner of the McCormick Place West Building, Gate 41.

Metra train

Metra Electric, Chicago's commuter rail system, provides direct service within seven minutes to and from downtown Chicago and McCormick Place, stopping inside the convention center. Downtown stations are located within walking distance to many hotels. You can pick up your complimentary Metra train ticket at McCormick Place.

McCormick Place parking

North & South Building (Lot A)

  • Use Lot A, also known as Martin Luther King, located at 2301 S. Prairie Ave. (adjacent to the West Building).
  • The parking rate is $23 for up to 16 hours. After 16 hours, the rate is $36 per day. Overnight parking is only available in this lot. This parking garage is automated and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Lakeside Center (Lot C)

  • Use Lot C,  also known as Lakeside Garage, located at Fort Dearborn Dr.
  • The parking rate is $23 per day. Overnight parking is not available in the Lakeside Center. This parking garage is open during event hours. 

South Building

For economy parking, (requires a short walk to the closest entry - South Building), use Lot B, also known as 31st Street Lot located at 3050 South Moe Drive. The parking rate is $15/day. Overnight parking is not available in Lot B.

Prepaid parking

McCormick Place

A limited number of prepaid, guaranteed parking spaces are available at McCormick Place for $36 per day by advance order of an attendee parking permit. This permit allows access to the garages with in-and-out privileges. Parking spaces are guaranteed even if lots fill to capacity.


Reserve discounted parking near McCormick Place in advance through SpotHero, a parking reservation service that helps drivers find and book parking online. To find and reserve your spot today, visit the RSNA SpotHero parking page or download the iPhone/Android app to book your spot from your phone.