How to Get Here

BY TRAIN:

PLEASE NOTE: Damen Station is under construction until December 22nd, 2014. During this time, please use these alternate directions if taking the train to the Wicker Park Inn.

O'Hare Airport: After you have purchased your fare card, board any train leaving the O'Hare station and continue to the Division station (about 35 minutes.) When you leave the train station, walk west on Division street (walk toward CVS and turn right onto Division Ave). You will pass Bangers & Lace, Carriage House, and the Alliance Bakery until you get to Wood Street (stop light). Turn right onto Wood St and follow to the stop sign at Ellen (three blocks). Cross the street (which veers right) and then turn left onto Wicker Park Ave (one-way sign) The Inn is about halfway down the street on your right.

Midway Airport: After you have purchased your fare card, board any train leaving the Midway Station. You are now on the CTA Orange Line. Leave this train at the Clark/Lake station downtown, and walk down the stairs following signs to transfer to the Blue Line trains to O'Hare. You will catch this train underground. You do not need a "transfer" for this connection. Take this train to the Division station (about 10 minutes.) When you leave the train station, walk west on Division street (walk toward CVS and turn right onto Division Ave). You will pass Bangers & Lace, Carriage House, and the Alliance Bakery until you get to Wood Street (stop light). Turn right onto Wood St and follow to the stop sign at Ellen (three blocks). Cross the street (which veers right) and then turn left onto Wicker Park Ave (one-way sign) The Inn is about halfway down the street on your right. From Union Station/Amtrak: Walk South on Clinton Street to Congress. There is a Blue Line Subway station on this corner. Take the Blue Line heading toward O’Hare Airport. Take this train to the Division station (about 10 minutes.) When you leave the train station, walk west on Division street (walk toward CVS and turn right onto Division Ave). You will pass Bangers & Lace, Carriage House, and the Alliance Bakery until you get to Wood Street (stop light). Turn right onto Wood St and follow to the stop sign at Ellen (three blocks). Cross the street (which veers right) and then turn left onto Wicker Park Ave (one-way sign) The Inn is about halfway down the street on your right.

From O'Hare Airport:

At O'Hare Airport, follow the signs that read "Trains to the City" located just outside of Terminal 2. You will need to purchase a fare card from one of the several machines before entering the turnstyles. From O’Hare there is a new fare increase to $5 leaving the airport, all other rides are $2.50. You can purchase a single fare for $5.00 or add addiotnal value to use during your trip. Take any train leaving the O'Hare station and continue to the Damen station (about 35 minutes.) When you leave the train, walk down the stairs, turn left and continue to Milwaukee Avenue, and then turn right (Francesaca's Forno will be on your right.) This is a confusing intersection, you are taking a hard right to stay on Milwaukee. Continue down Milwaukee to Wolcott Avenue (at the stoplight, you will see a Walgreen's) and turn right onto Wolcott. The first street on your left is Wicker Park Avenue, and the Inn is located just a few houses down on the left at 1329. Allow about 45 minutes for the trip from O'hare Airport to the Wicker Park Inn.

From Midway Airport:

At Midway Airport, follow the signs that read "Trains to the City" and take any train leaving the Midway Station after you have purchased your fare card. You are now on the CTA Orange Line. Leave this train at the Clark/Lake station downtown, and walk down the stairs following signs to transfer to the Blue Line trains to O'Hare. You will catch this train underground. You do not need a "transfer" for this connection. Take this train to the Damen station. When you leave the train, walk down the stairs, turn left and continue to Milwaukee Avenue, and then turn right (Francesaca's Forno will be on your right.) This is a confusing intersection, you are taking a hard right to stay on Milwaukee. Continue down Milwaukee to Wolcott Avenue (at the stoplight, you will see a Walgreen's) and turn right onto Wolcott. The first street on your left is Wicker Park Avenue, and the Inn is located just a few houses down on the left at 1329. Allow 50 minutes to one hour for the trip from Midway Airport to the Wicker Park Inn.

By Taxi:

Because many cab drivers have difficulty finding our location, we recommend that you instruct him/her to take you to Division & Wood. At that point, ask your driver to turn north onto Wood and follow it until right before it dead ends and turn left onto Wicker Park Avenue. The Wicker Park Inn is on the right side of the street at 1329 N. Wicker Park Avenue.

By Car:

If you are driving, take the Kennedy Expressway (Interstate 90 / 94) to Division Street (Exit 49A.) Turn west onto Division and continue past the major intersection of Milwaukee, Ashland, and Division streets to the next stop light, which is Wood Street. Turn right onto Wood and continue to the stop sign. Continue forward (the street angles a little) and in less than one block make the first left onto Wicker Park Avenue. The Inn is located about 1/2 block on the right.

From Union Station:

Walk South on Clinton Street to Congress. There is a Blue Line Subway station on this corner. Take the Blue Line heading toward O’Hare Airport and continue to the Damen station (about 15 minutes.) When you leave the train, walk down the stairs, turn left and continue to Milwaukee Avenue, and then turn right (Francesaca's Forno will be on your right.) This is a confusing intersection, you are taking a hard right to stay on Milwaukee. Continue down Milwaukee to Wolcott Avenue (at the stoplight, you will see a Walgreen's) and turn right onto Wolcott. The first street on your left is Wicker Park Avenue, and the Inn is located just a few houses down on the left at 1329.