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Not to be confused with Medina, Saudi Arabia.

Medinah is a Northwest Suburb of Chicago, west of O'Hare International Airport.


Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • 1 O'Hare International Airport (ORD IATA), 10000 W O'Hare Ave, Chicago (the main terminal is on Interstate 190, approximately one mile west of Mannheim Road), toll-free: 800 832-6352. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.. O'Hare remains one of the busiest airports in the country, and it is also one of the biggest hubs to fly to other locations in the United States and worldwide. Visitors can see a Brachiosaurus skeleton (Terminal 1), Butch O'Hare's WWII plate (Terminal 2), and the O'Hare Urban Garden (Terminal 3). Kids will enjoy the "Kids on the Fly" exhibit (Terminal 2). The Elk Grove Village Hall is located approximately 10 miles west of O'Hare.
  • 2 [dead link] Schaumburg Regional Airport (FAA LID: 06C), 905 W. Irving Park Rd (near the intersection of Irving Park Road and Wright Blvd), Schaumburg, +1 847 895-0007. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Another option, especially for private pilots, is the Schaumburg Regional Airport which is located approximately three miles west of the intersection of Meacham and Irving Park Roads in Medinah. Chicago helicopter tours are available from this airport.

By car[edit]

Medinah is south of Interstate 90 in Illinois, approximately 30 miles northwest of O'Hare Airport. The community can be accessed from I-90, by exiting onto I-290 (Exit 68), and going south four miles, and then heading west on Illinois 390 to Medinah Road (also called Meacham Road). Turn south (left) onto Medinah Road leads you into the community. The main east-west road through Medinah is Irving Park Road, and is one mile south of Illinois 390.

By train[edit]

Although there are is not any access to Amtrak within the community, getting to and from the downtown Chicago Amtrak station is easily accomplished by using the nearby Metra commuter rail line that passes just south of the village. The east end of this Metra line ends at the same terminal in which Amtrak trains arrive and depart. Metra details are below.

By bus[edit]

There are no major bus companies routing through the village. Using the local commuter rail system, Metra (see below), to downtown Chicago will bring you near most intrastate and interstate bus lines.

Get around[edit]

By light rail train[edit]

Medinah is directly served by the Milwaukee District West Line (MD-W) station on Medinah Rd., 1 block North of Irving Park Rd. Trains to downtown Chicago take about an hour to arrive at Union Station. Metra fares and times can be found on their website Metra Rail. Parking for cars is available for $1.50/day, but does not provide for overnight parking.

By commuter bus[edit]

Medinah is not served by Pace Bus service. The Northwest Transportation Center in Schaumburg is the gateway to 16 other local bus routes. The other options are to use the Route 616 bus which runs through Itasca, which can be picked up at the Itasca Metra station or to use the Call-n-Ride service. The Pace Bus stations, times, and fares can be found at their website Pace Bus.








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Routes through Medinah
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