Navy Pier

The conference hall is easy to reach by both public transportation and by car. Whether you’re driving and parking, traveling on the CTA, riding your bike or renting a Divvy, taking advantage of Navy Pier's free trolley service, or taking the Shoreline Water Taxi, there’s no bad way to reach the People’s Pier. For an overview of Chicago's fantastic public transportation system, including costs, see Choose Chicago.

Note: Chicago Vet is in Festival Hall, all the way at the end of Navy Pier.

All well and good, but first you have to make it to The Windy City. No problem! Chicago's central location makes it easy to get to fast. It's within a one-day drive of more than half the country and with over 2900 daily flights, flying there is a breeze. 


PlaneO'Hare International Airport, located 17 miles from downtown, is one of the largest airports in the world. Midway International Airport is located 10 miles from downtown Chicago and offers another convenient travel option for visitors. 

Both airports offer plentiful taxi service to downtown and the suburbs. Rates range from $40-50 from O'Hare, and $30-40 from Midway. Rates vary based on travel time and are subject to change. The Chicago Transit Authority serves both airports for easy and economical travel between downtown and Chicago neighborhoods using the 'L' train. The 24-hour CTA Blue Line connects directly to O'Hare and the CTA Orange Line connects directly to Midway. GO Airport Express provides shared ride services to all downtown/suburban hotels and many businesses. 


BusGreyhound Lines, Inc. is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,800 destinations with 13,000 daily departures across North America. Greyhound has five metro-Chicago locations, including two 24-hour stations and 20 express routes to major US cities.

Megabus.com is the first, low-cost, express bus service to offer city-to-city travel for as low as $1 via the Internet. Since launching in April 2006, megabus.com has served more than 22 million customers throughout more than 120 cities across North America.


CarWith its central geographic location and status as a hub for major interstates, Chicago is convenient to drive to from every region in the country. In fact, more than 20 million people live within a three-hour drive of the city. Chicago is accessible via several major interstates and highways: I-90 (Kennedy Expressway), I-94 (Dan Ryan Expressway), I-55 (Stevenson Expressway), I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway), I-294 (Tri-State Tollway).


TrainAmtrak serves Chicago with about 50 trains arriving and departing daily. With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, the national rail operator Amtrak offers more than 300 trains each day—at high speeds up to 150 mph—to more than 500 destinations.

Special Airfare Discounts

American Airlines

Discount code to be announced soon.

Book online now! *Use the code above without the preceding A as the AA.com Promotion Code.  May not apply to some contracts.

For further assistance, please contact American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 1-800-433-1790.

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Delta Deal

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for Chicago Vet.         

Please click here to book your flights!

You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111 Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT). Discount code to be announced soon.

*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.


United Airlines

United Airlines is pleased to offer special flight rates for Chicago Vet.

Please book here. Discount code to be announced soon.

You may also call United Meeting Reservation Desk at (800) 426–1122 Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (CT); Saturday – Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CT).

Booking fees are waived for Chicago Vet reservations.


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