O'hare Airport Terminal 5

O’Hare Airport Terminal 5 is the sole international terminal serving the airport.

The terminal underwent a major renovation in 2014, becoming the largest international terminal in the United States. The renovation process comprised aside of the terminal expansion, 21 wide-body gates, 156 ticketing booths, 11 baggage carousels, VIP lounges, Federal Inspection and US Custom services and an automated guideway transit station.

Even though, there is an infrastructure plan which is expected to be fulfilled between 2018 and 2020.


Transfer between terminals

By the ATS train is possible to transfer between terminals at the pre-security areas. It has a few minutes’ frequency.

A shuttle bus connects the Parking Lot F and the domestic terminals (1, 2 and 3) with Terminal 5.

Alternatively, for transferring between domestic terminals, by the Pedestrian Tunnel Level is possible to get from one each other and also to the main parking garage, which is located in the center of the airport premises, the Hilton Hotel and the Bus/Shuttle Centre at Level 1.



Terminal 5 is composed by the following levels:

  • Baggage level: This level hosts the Arrivals and Baggage Claim 3A to 3. It is also home of the ATS train station which joints Terminal 5 with the other airport terminals and with the Economy parking lots E, F and G, Kiss n’Fly (on the right side) and PACE Bus (on the left).
  • The Ticketing level: This is the Departures level which is served by ticket counters 5B to 5F. Available services: information counter, concession court.
    • From this level you can reach to Concourse M, which is home of gates M10-M21 (left) and M9-M11 (right). Distance between the check-in counters and the gates is huge, be prepared for long walks.



See in the following link the airlines operating in Terminal 5.
Airlines in Terminal 5


Airport lounges

O’Hare Airport Terminal 5 has at its passengers’ disposal the following lounges:

  • Air France / KLM Lounge: Location: It is located in the Airside, at Gate M7.
  • Swissport Lounge: Location: It is located in the Airside, between Gates M7 and M8. Note that Swissport Lounge is accessible to passengers of Hainan, Turkish, Emirates and Finnair Airlines.
  • Swiss International / Austrian Lounge: Location: Gate M8.
  • Korean Air Lounge: Location: Gate M7
  • British Airways First Lounge: Location: Gate M12.
  • British Airways Terraces Lounge: Location: Close to Gate M12.
  • SAS Lounge: Location: Location: Near gate M15