Chicago Midway Airport Duty Free

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About Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)

IATA/ICAO Code:
MDW/KMDW
Address:
5700 S Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL 60638, USA
City:
Chicago
Country:
United States
Phone:
+1 800-832-6352
Website: http://www.flychicago.com/midway/home/pages/default.aspx
Twitter: https://twitter.com/fly2midway
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fly2midway/
Arrivals: Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) Arrivals
Departures: Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) Departures
Latitude/Longitude
41.7859993, -87.75240326
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Reviews:
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Chicago Midway Airport (IATA: MDW, ICAO: KMDW), is an airport serving the Chicago area in United States. Scroll down or click here to see what Chicago Midway Airport shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities we have in our Duty Free Information 2022 Database. Currently in our database we have information on 21 shops, 3 cafes, and 20 restaurants at Chicago Midway Airport. If you believe this data is out of date or incorrect in any way, please contact us and we will get our team of researchers to correct our data.

This airport has five runways, all over 1,176 meters long. Two are asphalt, two are concrete, and one is an asphalt/concrete mixture. There were 15.8 million passengers and 22,560 tonnes of cargo from 185,956 aircraft movements in 2021. The normal passenger traffic numbers are over 22 million annual travelers.

MDW was built in 1927 and was the primary airport for the Chicago area until O’Hare International Airport opened in the mid-1950s. It began as an airmail airport and when a fire destroyed the hangars in 1930, a new passenger terminal was opened. Over three million passengers moved through Midway in 1949, and once the jet age began, Midway ran out of room to grow, which sent more flights to O’Hare. It has three concourses with 43 gates. Its busiest route is to Orlando, Florida.

Parking is available for short- and long-term parking, as well as economy and a daily lot. Ground transportation includes buses, public transit, taxis and rental cars.

How far away is Chicago Midway Airport from from the centre of Chicago?

It takes approximately 24 mins to drive the 11.2 mi (18 kilometres) between the centre of Chicago and Chicago Midway Airport, making it accessible enough to facilitate and accommodate any travel plans. Make sure you arrive in time to take the opportunity to explore the duty-free shopping opportunities located inside MDW airport, where you can purchase exclusive perfumes and colognes, cigarattes, alcohol, food items, confectionery, and souvenirs from United States.

What are the parking options at Chicago Midway Airport?

External parking options are available. Don't forget that you can also opt to leave your car at home, thanks to the many public transportation alternatives that can take you to and from Chicago Midway Airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Duty free shopping is when you can purchase goods that have had the duty/tax (usually taxes like import, VAT, and sales tax) waivered by the government, therefore reducing the prices that you would normally expect to pay in a standard shop or website. Duty free shops are usually found at airports or sea terminals, but you can also sometimes purchase duty free goods during international flights or on cruises.

Anyone travelling internationally (between two different countries) is eligible to purchase duty free items.

The term 'duty' refers to the tax that you pay if you bring a product from one country to another. i.e. if you bought some perfume in the United Kingdom, and then flew to Germany you might have to pay tax in both countries. Most governments do not charge the duty on products bought when you are leaving that country, which means that the customer doesn't have to pay the tax twice. This usually only applies when you are leaving the country, i.e. it is for export purposes only.

As the price for items bought in duty free shops often have the duty taken off the RRP, it can make them a lot cheaper than if you bought the goods in a normal shop. However, there are usually limits on how much you can buy on your trip, and these limits will vary from country to country, and also vary from item to item (i.e. there will be different limits on alcohol and cigarettes).

The most popular items in duty free shops are usually the products that are most heavily taxed, i.e. alcohol, perfumes, and tobacco. Duty free inventories will vary from country to country, and also from airport to airport. In larger airports, you may even find different prices in the numerous shops - remember it's always best to shop around! Make sure you check our database to see all the shops at each airport, and then you can invesigate the prices at each one.

Sadly, you can't just turn up at a duty free shop with several empty suitcases and fill them up with goodies! Restrictions will be in place, and these can vary from country to country. You will only be allowed to buy certain amounts of different types of products. Tobacco, alcohol, and perfumes are usually the products that are most likely to be subject to the stricter allowances. Make sure you check whilst purchasing, or else you run the risk of your items being confiscated upon arrival at your destination's customs.

No. Duty free is only available to travellers who are flying from one country to another country.

Yes. Many duty free shops will allow you to pre-order any purchases online before your journey. You will need your boarding pass and passport when you pick the items up from the airport shop.

What is there to do upon arrival at Chicago Midway Airport?

Once you arrive at the airport, you have the option to fuel up for your journey ahead by grabbing a bite to eat at any of the 23 available restaurants and cafes, or why not head straight for the duty-free shopping opportunities at the 21 different shops around Chicago Midway Airport? Get a last-minute gift for a loved one, or spoil yourself with a well-deserved souvenir from your trip.

Chicago Midway Airport shops, restaurants, and facilities

Shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities at Chicago Midway Airport include:

AeroMart
  • 773-735-0505
  • 5:00 AM-7:00 PM, daily
  • Concourse C C1
  • After Security
Bartista
  • 773-582-4450
  • 5:30 AM-8:00 PM daily
  • Concourse A A4A
  • After Security
Ben & Jerry's
  • 773-838-4024
  • 6AM-9:30PM (Mon,Thurs,Fri,Sun) 6AM-9:PM (Tues,Wed,
  • Concourse B Boulevard
  • After Security
Chicago Sports
  • 773-735-0505
  • 5:00 AM-10:00 PM, daily
  • Concourse A A5
  • After Security
Chicago Treasures
  • 773-838-8515
  • 5:30 AM-9:00 PM, seven days a week
  • Concourse B Boulevard
  • After Security
Currency Exchange
  • Concourse A A1
  • After Security
Discover Chicago
  • 773-735-0505
  • 5:00 AM-10:00 PM, seven days a week
  • Concourse B B17
  • After Security
Discover Chicago
  • 773-735-0505
  • 5:00 AM-10:00 PM, daily
  • Concourse A A5
  • After Security
  • 773-582-4450
  • 5:30 AM-10:00 PM daily
  • Concourse A A15
  • After Security
George's Music Room
  • 773-767-4676
  • 7 AM-9:00 PM, seven days a week
  • Concourse B Boulevard
  • After Security
Get Snacked
  • 773-582-4450
  • 5:30 AM-8:00 PM daily
  • Concourse A A4B
  • After Security
Gold Coast Dogs
  • 773-735-6789
  • 24 hours
  • Concourse B Boulevard
  • After Security
Halsted Street Tap
  • 773-582-4450
  • 5:30 AM-9:00 PM daily
  • Concourse A A5
  • After Security
Harry Caray's Seventh Inning Stretch
  • 773-582-4450
  • 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM Daily
  • Concourse B Boulevard
  • After Security
Hudson Book Sellers
  • 773-735-0505
  • 5:00 AM-10:00 PM, daily
  • Concourse B B8
  • After Security
Hudson News
  • 773-735-0505
  • 5:00 AM-10:00 PM, daily
  • Concourse B B19
  • After Security
Hudson News
  • 773-735-0505
  • 5:00 AM-10:00 PM, daily
  • Concourse A A11
  • After Security
Hudson News Euro Cafe
  • 773-735-0505
  • 5:00 AM-10:00 PM, daily
  • Concourse B Boulevard
  • After Security
Illinois Bar and Grill
  • 773-838-8989
  • 5:00 AM-10:00 PM Daily
  • Concourse B Boulevard
  • After Security
Kidsworks
  • 773-735-0505
  • 5:30 AM-10:00 PM, seven days a week
  • Concourse B Boulevard
  • After Security
King Wah Express
  • 773-582-1500
  • 9:00 AM-10:00 PM
  • Concourse B Boulevard
  • After Security
Lalo's Mexican
  • 773-838-1604
  • 5:00 AM-10:00 PM
  • Concourse B Boulevard
  • After Security
Landings
  • 773-582-4450
  • 24 hours, daily
  • Main Terminal Baggage Level
  • Before Security
Let Them Eat Cake
  • 773-582-4450
  • 5:30 AM-8:30 PM daily
  • Concourse B B5
  • After Security
Let Them Eat Cake II
  • 773-582-4450
  • 5:30 AM-8:30 PM daily
  • Concourse C C1
  • After Security
Life Is Good
  • 773-735-0505
  • 5:30 AM-10:00 PM, seven days a week
  • Concourse B Boulevard
  • After Security
Luigi Stefani Pizzeria
  • 773-838-8835
  • 5:00 AM-10:00 PM Daily
  • Concourse B Boulevard
  • After Security
Manny's Deli
  • 773-582-4450
  • 5:30 AM-9:00 PM daily
  • Concourse A A5
  • After Security
Manny's Express
  • 773-582-4450
  • 5:30 AM-9:00 PM, daily
  • Concourse B B14
  • After Security
Marketwalk Chicago
  • 773-838-8515
  • 5:30 AM-10:00 PM, seven days a week
  • Concourse B Boulevard
  • After Security
McDonald's
  • 773-585-3012
  • 5:00 AM -10:00 PM daily
  • Concourse A A7
  • After Security
  • Visit website
McDonald's
  • 773-767-1041
  • 5AM-10PM(Sun) 5:30AM-10-PM(Mon-Fri.) 5AM-9PM(Sat)
  • Concourse B B14
  • After Security
  • Visit website
Miller's Pub
  • 773-582-4450
  • 5:30 AM-9:30 PM daily
  • Concourse B B11
  • After Security
Nuts On Clark
  • 773-549-6622
  • 7:00 AM-9:00 PM daily
  • Concourse B Boulevard
  • After Security
Oak Street Beach Cafe
  • 773-582-4450
  • 5:30 AM-9:30 PM daily
  • Concourse B B19
  • After Security
Pegasus on the Fly
  • 773-581-1522
  • Always open, 24hours, 7 days a week
  • Concourse B Boulevard
  • After Security
Potbelly Sandwich Works
  • 773-582-1234
  • 5:30 AM to 10:00 PM Daily
  • Concourse B Boulevard
  • After Security
Red Mango
  • 773-582-4450
  • 5:30 AM-9:30 PM daily
  • Concourse B B19
  • After Security
Reilly's Daughter
  • 773-838-1496
  • 11AM-10PM(Sun.) 7AM-10PM (Mon. - Sat.)
  • Concourse B Boulevard
  • After Security
Relay
  • 773-735-6923
  • 5:00 AM-10:00 PM, daily
  • Concourse A A5
  • After Security
Relay
  • 773-838-1763
  • 5:00 AM-10:00 PM, daily
  • Concourse B Boulevard
  • After Security
Relay
  • 773-735-3710
  • 5:00 AM-10:00 PM, daily
  • Concourse B B17
  • After Security
Relay
  • 773-735-3710
  • 5:00 AM-10:00 PM, daily
  • Concourse B B8
  • After Security
Relay
  • 773-581-5754
  • 5:00 AM-10:00 PM, daily
  • Concourse A A4A
  • After Security
Spirit of The Red Horse
  • 773-838-9100
  • 6:30 AM-9:00 PM, daily
  • Concourse B Boulevard
  • After Security
Sprigs
  • 773-582-4450
  • 10:00AM-8:00 PM daily
  • Concourse B B14
  • After Security
Taylor Street Market
  • 773-582-4450
  • 5:30 AM-9:30 PM daily
  • Concourse B B14
  • After Security
Tuscany Cafe
  • 773-582-4450
  • 5:30 AM-9:00 PM daily
  • Concourse A A7
  • After Security
Viva's Hallmark
  • 773-838-9225
  • 6AM-10PM(Sun) 5:30AM-10PM(Mon-Fri.) 6AM-9PM(Sat)
  • Concourse B Boulevard, B2
  • After Security

What airlines operate passenger services out of Chicago Midway Airport?

The following airlines all fly passenger services out of Chicago Midway Airport:

Chicago Midway Airport Reviews

★★☆☆☆
Boxed on. Fun to land.
- Dirk Spiers

★★☆☆☆
Eh!
- Josh Sampey

★★★☆☆
When I lived in Chicago in the mid 80s this place was barely alive. It was home for a handful of corporate jets unwilling to do battle with the big boys at ORD or take their chances at Gary, Indiana. The place has improved greatly. Granted this is as exclusively a Southwest facility as Love Field, but it works. Right off of the L and near downtown it is a far better option for the in and our downtown business meeting than ORD.
- Tim King

★★★★★
An efficient airport that is dominated by Southwest. It can get very crowded at times, but normally it is an easy airport to maneuver. Midway is a good alternative to Ohare if you don't want to deal with large terminals and long walks.
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