Travel Information


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Entering the United States

Documents required for international travelers

A non-U.S. citizen entering the U.S. is required to present a passport and a valid visa issued by a U.S. Consular Official, unless he or she is a citizen of a country eligible for the Visa Waiver Program, or a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. or a citizen of Canada. To obtain a list of countries eligible for the Visa Waiver Program, please reference the  Homeland Security website. If you require a Letter of Invitation for entry into the U.S., please click Request Letter to submit your request.

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Chicago Airports


Travel Information

Airport Transportation

Chicago, Illinois is serviced by two airports. Almost all major domestic and international airlines can be found at one of the two airports below:

  • Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) – located approximately 10 miles west of Marriott Marquis Chicago.
  • O’Hare International Airport (ORD) – located approximately 21 miles north of Marriott Marquis Chicago.



Ground Transportation

Toastmasters International has partnered with Go Airport Express to provide a 15 percent discount on all private and shared-ride services between the two local airports and the Marriott Marquis Chicago. The shared-ride service guarantees there will be no more than four stops on the way to/from the Marriott.



Toastmasters International rates:

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Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

MDW Airport to Marriott Marquis Chicago: $25.28 USD per person Marriott Marquis Chicago to MDW Airport: $21.28 USD per person Round Trip: $46.56 USD

O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

ORD Airport to Marriott Marquis Chicago: $29.53 USD per person Marriott Marquis Chicago to ORD Airport: $25.53 USD per person Round Trip: $55.06 USD

Private non-stop options

You can also book private non-stop options. Please visit the website for additional information. Please click here to make your reservation, or call +1 800-654-7871. If calling by phone, mention the Toastmasters International discount code: TOAST.

Taxi and rideshare services

Taxi service is available at an approximate rate of $45 USD one way, to and from Midway International Airport and $55 USD one way, to and from O’Hare International Airport. For more information regarding Taxi service, please click here . Rideshare services such as Lyft and Uber are also available in Chicago, Illinois.

L train option

You can even take the L train offered by Chicago Transit Authority to get to and from the Marriott Marquis Chicago. For more information regarding the L train, please click here .