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Planning your Visit

When visiting RMC, be prepared to explore a state-of-the-art medical center as well as experience a dynamic, multicultural metro area at the forefront of arts, culture, science and technology.  Set in the Illinois Medical District near Chicago’s Loop — the nation’s largest urban medical district — Rush University Medical Center is part of a hub of leading-edge patient care, research and education.

Please use the information provided below to assist with your visit to Rush Medical College and Chicago.

Flying to Chicago?

There are two major airports that serve the Chicagoland area:

Transportation Options from both O’Hare & Midway Airports
  • Shuttle: The Airport Express Shuttle is a shared ride service. It costs approximately $30 from O’Hare, and about $60 from Midway.
  • Public Transportation: The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) provides rail service from both airports for $5.
    • Detailed information on traveling to Rush by CTA can be found here.
    • Taxi: Taxi stands are located at the lower level curb front at each terminal. Fares are based on traffic conditions, but you should expect to spend approximately $60 when traveling from O’Hare, and roughly $40 when traveling from Midway. Depending on traffic, it can take anywhere from 30 – 90 minutes to travel from Midway, and anywhere from 45 – 120 minutes to travel from O’Hare.
    • Uber & Lyft: Uber & Lyft services are available at both airports. While Rideshare prices are typically cheaper than taxis, the wait time is often longer; especially during peak travel times.  Depending on traffic, travel times can vary dramatically. Please plan accordingly.

Driving to Rush?

Driving directions to Rush, as well as a printable campus map can be found here.

If you plan on parking at Rush, you will want to park in the main parking garage (Letter P on the map of the medical center campus), which is located on Harrison Street between Ashland and Paulina. When you enter the garage you will receive a parking ticket, which we will validate at the end of your Recruitment Day (NOTE: we cannot validate Valet parking tickets).

Need Transportation around Town?

Chicago is an easy-to-navigate city with a number of public transit options to help you get from point A to point B.

Learn more about navigating Chicago here.

Staying Overnight?

Save money and stay with a current RMC student the night before your interview! Learn more and request a host here.
Nearby Hotels:

View a listing of nearby hotels here.

Other overnight accommodations:

Exploring the Windy City?

Globally renowned museums, spectacular architecture, miles of beaches and paths along beautiful Lake Michigan, some of the country’s best restaurants — Chicago has a lot to offer. And that’s just a taste! Learn more about all that Chicago has to offer.