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Jul 1st, 2013, 08:13 PM
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cheap parking near O'Hare

We will be in Ireland July 29-Sep 2 and are trying to decide how to get to O'Hare and what to do with our car.

Using the airport shared shuttle from our home in a suburb of Milwaukee to/from O'Hare will cost around $350. When we've used them to/from the Milwaukee airport, we've never had anyone else in the van, but that's no guarantee.

One limo company will charge around $380 for a private car to/from our house and O'Hare.

Taking a cab to/from the bus from Milwaukee to/from O'Hare will cost about $180, take longer, and be less convenient.

As I poked around on the Internet, I found some sites that offer parking (usually at a hotel) for $6-$7 a day, which would come out to $216-$252, plus about $20 for gas and tolls.

I plan to call some of the hotels we've used for park-sleep-fly and ask what their rates would be just for parking. A number of years ago, a Marriott charged us $50 for 17 days of parking because DH is a Marriott Rewards member.

Any other ideas?
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Jul 2nd, 2013, 04:07 AM
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Coach USA bus would be cheapest

Park Sleep Fly deals are somewhere between $60 to $130 , the low end will be a 2 star w/outdoor parking & the high will be a 4 star with covered parking- 2 weeks included so at $5/day+for overage figure at least another $100

The econolot @ORD is $9 or so
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Jul 2nd, 2013, 06:00 AM
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Coach USA is the bus I referenced; we'd have to take a cab (probably $40 each way), as they don't permit parking there for more than 14 days.

I'll check parksleepfly; we've used them for hotels, but never just for parking. Since we won't be staying at the hotel (our flight is at 8PM), I don't really care about the star rating--so that could end up being the cheapest option.

Thanks for the suggestion.
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Jul 2nd, 2013, 06:29 AM
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How close to Milwaukee (or Milwaukee airport) do you live?
Both places have an Amtrak station served by the six Hiawatha trains per day to Chicago. The fare is $24 PP.
From Chicago Union Station to the "el" is about 5 blocks. You can get to Midway or O'Hare by riding the 'el'.
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Jul 2nd, 2013, 07:53 AM
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tomfuller, your plan doesn't suit us at all.

We live about 20 minutes north of DT Milwaukee. We'd have to take a cab (~$30 each way) to the DT train station, go WAY out of the way to DT Chicago, drag suitcases 5 blocks and then deal with luggage on the El. The trip would take hours and be a royal pain in the neck.
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Jul 2nd, 2013, 08:09 PM
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People who live in Chicago that don't own a car,typicly ride the el with their luggage to O'Hare.
Can you rent a car one way for less?
Check for a park-sleep-fly hotel and stay the night and have the hotel shuttle to O'Hare. parksleepfly.com
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