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Listed below are several options for reaching The Villa Toscana using a rental car, public transit (train/subway), taxi, walking, or a combination of options. Parking options appear at the bottom of this information.

 

TAXI/SHUTTLE OPTIONS from Chicago O’Hare International Airport

  • Taxis are located at the taxi stands for each terminal. One-way fare from O’Hare to The Villa Toscana can run $35-45, depending on time of day and traffic conditions.
  • There is a shared shuttle van option. Go to the website of Go Shuttle, at www.airportexpress.com and select from the options available.
     

TAXI/SHUTTLE OPTIONS from Chicago Midway Airport

  • Taxis are located at the taxi stands for each terminal. One-way fare from Midway to The Villa Toscana can run $30-40, depending on time of day and traffic conditions.
  • There is a shared shuttle van option. Go to the website of Go Shuttle, at www.airportexpress.com and select from the options available.
     

TAKING THE TRAIN from Chicago O’Hare International Airport:

  • Walk through the terminal and follow the CTA signs.
  • There are several transit ticket options in the train boarding area.
  • Take the Blue line train (marked “Forest Park” southbound) toward downtown Chicago.
  • Transfer to the Red line train (marked “Howard” northbound) at the Jackson Station, in the Loop.
  • Exit the train at the Addison Station. Walk east along Addison Street to Halsted Street.
  • Walk right (southbound) on Halsted Street and continue to the intersection of Halsted Street and Cornelia Street. There is a Caribou Coffee Shoppe and the Hydrate Nightclub on the right. The Villa Toscana is just beyond this intersection on Halsted Street on the left, set back from the street.

 

TAKING THE TRAIN from Chicago Midway Airport:

  • Walk through the terminal, beyond baggage claim, and follow the CTA signs.
  • There are several transit ticket options in the train boarding area.
  • Take the Orange line train toward downtown Chicago.
  • Transfer to the Red line train (marked “Howard” northbound) at the Roosevelt Station.
  • Exit the train at the Addison Station. Walk east along Addison Street to Halsted Street.
  • Walk right (southbound) on Halsted Street and continue to the intersection of Halsted Street and Cornelia Street. There is a Caribou Coffee Shoppe and the Hydrate Nightclub on the right. The Villa Toscana is just beyond this intersection on Halsted Street on the left, set back from the street.

 

TAKING THE CTA BUS from Union Station (Amtrak and regional trains):

  • Walk through the terminal, exit onto West Jackson Boulevard.
  • Walk westbound on West Jackson Boulevard for 0.3 mile to Halsted Street.
  • Board the #8 northbound Halsted bus. You must have the exact fare of $2.25, or purchase a Ventra card, available inside the transit station.
  • Stay on the #8 bus to the Halsted/Cornelia stop. Get off at Cornelia and walk back south along Halsted about 75 feet to The Villa Toscana, on the left, set back from the street.
  • NOTE: If you have more than a simple carry-on bag, taking this bus option can be challenging, depending on time of day and how crowded the bus may be. Taking a taxi might be a more workable option. The fare from Union Station would likely run $12-18, depending on time of day and traffic conditions.

 

ARRIVING ON THE SOUTH SHORE METRA TRAIN from Indiana:

  • Get off of the train at the last stop, Millennium Park.
  • Walk through the station and come up from underground at Michigan Avenue. Walk north of south to Monroe Street.
  • Walk west past the CTA Brown line (overhead) and the Palmer House Hilton to State Street. Turn left or right at State State and go underground to the CTA Red line train. Board the northbound train marked Howard.
  • Exit the train at the Addison station, walk east along Addison to Halstead, about four blocks. Walk right (southbound) along Halsted to the intersection of Halsted and Cornelia (two blocks). There is a Peet's Coffee and the Hydrate Nightclub on your right. The inn is just beyond this, on the left, set back from the street.

 

DRIVING from cities to the east and southeast including Indianapolis, Detroit, Toronto, Columbus and Cincinnati:

  • I-65 approaches from the south, I-80, I-90 and I-94 from the southeast or east. All merge onto the Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge. This eventually becomes I-90.
  • Follow I-90 to I-55. Exit right onto I-55, continuing to the end of I-55. Follow the signs onto Lake Shore Drive.
  • Follow Lake Shore Drive north along Lake Michigan to the Belmont exit. Ramp right onto Belmont and continue west to Halsted.
  • Turn right at Halsted to the intersection of Halsted and Roscoe. Continue past and the inn is on the right, just past Halsted Bar and Grill and the Dive Bar.
  • Metered parking is available from kiosks along Halsted Street. Purchase 50 cents on your debit/credit card, park legally, and come inside to check-in. You will be issued free City of Chicago parking permits.

 

DRIVING from cities to the north including Green Bay and Milwaukee (see note below regarding parking):

  • I-94 south to Exit 45B, Addison Street.
  • Turn left (eastbound) on Addison Street. Continue past Wrigley Field.
  • The next signal is Halsted Street. Turn right (southbound) on Halsted Street and continue to the first stop sign. This is Cornelia Street. The Villa Toscana is just beyond this intersection on Halsted Street on the left, set back from the street.
  • Metered parking is available from kiosks along Halsted Street. Purchase 50 cents on your debit/credit card, park legally, and come inside to check-in. You will be issued free City of Chicago parking permits.

 

DRIVING from Chicago O’Hare International Airport and cities to the northwest including Madison and Minneapolis (see note below regarding parking):

  • Follow posted directional signs out of the airport onto Interstate 90/Kennedy Expressway (southbound) toward downtown Chicago.
  • Continue on I-90 to Exit 45B, Addison Street.
  • Turn left (eastbound) on Addison Street. Continue past Wrigley Field.
  • The next signal is Halsted Street. Turn right (southbound) on Halsted Street and continue to the first stop sign. This is Cornelia Street. The Villa Toscana is just beyond this intersection on Halsted Street on the left, set back from the street.
  • Metered parking is available from kiosks along Halsted Street. Purchase 50 cents on your debit/credit card, park legally, and come inside to check-in. You will be issued free City of Chicago parking permits.

 

DRIVING from Chicago Midway Airport and cities to the south and southwest, including St. Louis (see note below regarding parking):

  • Follow posted directional signs out of the airport onto Cicero Avenue. (northbound) toward downtown Chicago.
  • Continue on Cicero Avenue (northbound) to Interstate 55.
  • Turn right (eastbound) onto I-55, continuing to the end of I-55.
  • Follow signs onto Lake Shore Drive (US 41) northbound – sharp curve to the left.
  • Follow Lake Shore Drive (US 41) northbound to the Belmont Street exit.
  • Exit off of Lake Shore Drive onto Belmont and continue westbound to the third traffic signal, which is Halsted Street.
  • Turn right (northbound) on Halsted Street and continue to the intersection of Halsted Street and Roscoe Street. There is a 7-11 convenience store on the right. The Villa Toscana is just beyond this intersection on Halsted Street on the right, set back from the street.
  • Metered parking is available from kiosks along Halsted Street. Purchase 50 cents on your debit/credit card, park legally, and come inside to check-in. You will be issued free City of Chicago parking permits.

Special note about parking:   Metered parking is available along Halsted from 8:00AM-10:00PM, then free overnight from 10:00PM-8:00AM. Neighborhood off-street parking is available with a free parking permit we will issue at check-in. There are also two parking lots near The Villa Toscana, 200 feet north or 1/2 mile south, at overnight rates of $10-$25, variable with weekdays/weekends and events at nearby Wrigley Field.