Flying from Chicago
Flights from Chicago depart from the O’Hare International Airport (ORD), a cutting-edge gateway in the heart of the United States. Renowned for its sustainability practices, O’Hare International Airport offers its visitors top-of-the-line facilities and reliable service. The airport lies roughly 27 kilometers northwest of the Chicago Loop.
O’Hare International Airport Information
O’Hare International Airport offers a full array of services and amenities to its visitors. Meeting rooms along with numerous technology centers enable travelers to conduct business with ease. Banking services include money exchanges, phone card purchase, and credit card advances. Public art exhibitions and performances will enliven your visit.
Getting to the Airport in Chicago
A taxi to the O’Hare International Airport should be hired through a reputable company – check with your hotel’s front desk for a list. Ride-share options are available to defray fare costs. The bus to O’Hare International Airport is provided by Pace bus service. You can also take a train to O’Hare International Airport using either the Chicago Transit Authority (6-10 minutes) or the Metra train services. Be aware that the Metra train to the airport is only available on weekdays.
Arriving in Cologne
The beautiful city of Cologne holds the proud claim to being the oldest city in Germany, as well one of its most beautiful. With flight deals to Cologne readily available, you can visit the city any time of year, whether you are looking for a fun metropolitan holiday or are traveling on business.
First Time in Cologne
Cologne is a very easy city to traverse, due to its integrated bus, tram, and subway system. Be sure to travel to Cologne’s most popular attractions, including the cathedral and the largest pop art museum outside of America. Many of these are located on the banks of the Rhine, so this would be a good area to start off your exploration.
If you are visiting as a family, don't miss the Chocolate Museum, which is an interesting place to go with children. For music lovers, tickets to Cologne's Kölner Philharmonie are a must.
Making the Most of Your Cologne Holiday
Amazingly for such a popular city, you can find cheap hotels in Cologne at any time of year, even during any of the major festivals throughout the year. airberlin offers free soft drinks and snacks on flights to Cologne.