MWR Shuttle Ticket Information
Mass Exodus Evolution –December 2022
Questions: Contact MWR at 847-688-5417 or 847-688-2214
You can purchase tickets starting Mon., Nov. 7
BOOKING YOUR AIRFARE
Book your airfare using the official DoD Leisure Travel Website, designed specifically for Active Duty Personnel offering military discounts and a safe, secure way to book your travel. Airfare, Hotel Accommodations, Rental Cars, and more can be booked on this site.
For additional assistance with making travel arrangements or with questions about AFT, please call the Tickets & Travel Office at 847-688-5417 during hours of operation.
AIRPORT SHUTTLE SCHEDULE
MWR has coordinated coach bus transportation for all active duty military departing the base on 16 DEC. Seats are available at a discounted military rate. This is the most affordable and direct means of getting to the airports on the morning of Mass Exodus. All buses depart from Gym 440. Departure times and destinations below:
- Chicago –O’Hare (ORD): 0430 & 0730 (Shuttle to O’Hare Airport is 38 minutes, ticket cost: $26 -$27)
- Chicago-Midway (MDW): 0430 & 0730 (Shuttle to Midway Airport is 1 hour, ticket cost: $26 -$27)
- Milwaukee-Mitchell(MKE): 0500 (Shuttle to Milwaukee Airport is 55 minutes, ticket cost: $26 -$27)
*BE SURE TO LABEL YOUR SEABAG CLEARLY WITH YOUR NAME ON THE OUTSIDE.
THIS WILL HELP AVOID YOUR BAG BEING TAKEN BY SOMEONE ELSE AS THE BUSES ARE UNLOADED AT THE AIRPORT.
BUYING YOUR AIRPORT SHUTTLE TICKET
- Purchase shuttle tickets no later than 2130 on 13 DEC.
- Purchased flight itinerary and CAC card will be asked to be presented upon purchase.
- Shuttle tickets are $26 from Nov. 7th–27th
- Shuttle tickets are $27 from Nov, 28th–Dec. 13th
Airport shuttle tickets can be purchased from:
The Community Rec Office & Marina, Bldg. 13
- Tuesday - Saturday: 0830-1630
The Loft Recreation Center, Bldg. 2A, 3rd Deck
- Friday: 1630-2130
- Saturday - Sunday: 1330-2130
- Monday: 1630-2130
The Fieldhouse, Bldg. 440
- Monday - Friday: 1000 – 1800
PRICE COMPARISON TO OTHER TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS
AIRPORT EXPRESS VANS
- O’Hare Airport –starting at $79.00
- Midway Airport –starting at $194.00
- Milwaukee Airport –not available
- Great Lakes Metra Station to O’Hare Airport–1 hour, 56 minutes (3 transfers), (involves walking)
- Great Lakes Metra Station to Midway Airport–2 hours, 5 minutes (3 transfers), (involves walking)
- Great Lakes to Milwaukee Airport by Train–3 hours, 5 minutes (3 transfers)
- Metra offers $10 all day passes, also download the Ventra app
TAXI (from Great Lakes)
- Taxi to O’Hare Airport -starting at $70.00 plus tip & 1 toll (additional charges for luggage and traffic stoppages)
- Taxi to Midway Airport –starting at $110.00 plus tip & 4 tolls (additional charges for luggage and traffic stoppages)
- Taxi to Milwaukee Airport –starting $110.00 plus tip(additional charges for luggage and traffic stoppages)
- NOT ALLOWED ON BASE
- O’Hare Airport –starting at $112.00
- Midway Airport –starting at $200.00
- Milwaukee Airport –starting at $171.00
- NOT ALLOWED ON BASE
- Rates vary. Those listed here are approximate based on market research.
MWR NOTE for “Stay-Behinds”
Check out the MWR Social Media Pages for the most up to date information regarding facility hours of operation, upcoming activities, and other helpful MWR resources during the stay behind timeframe.