Hyde Park Neighborhood

The RFC is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, near the campus of Catholic Theological Union (CTU). In addition to CTU, the Hyde Park neighborhood houses numerous Roman Catholic religious communities (e.g., Passionists, RSCJs, etc.). 


Religious Formation Conference 
1525 E. 53rd St. | Suite 716 
Chicago, IL 60615

Air Travel

If you’re flying in or out of Chicago, you’ll use either Midway (MDW) or O’Hare (ORD) International Airports.
If you can, we encourage guests to opt for Midway as it’s closer to Hyde Park, smaller, and easier to access from our offices. 

Midway is on the southwest side of Chicago, about 30-40 minutes from Hyde Park.

O’Hare is located in a northwest suburb of Chicago, at least 60-75 minutes from CTU by car. O’Hare is a very large airport, so you will need to leave extra time to get around.

Shuttles from Midway: http://www.airportexpress.com/midway_shared_ride_shuttle

Shuttles from O’Hare: http://www.airportexpress.com/ohare_shared_ride_shuttle

Online reservations are recommended for individual reservations. For group reservations, please call 888-284-3826.

Public Transportation

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA): https://www.transitchicago.com

From Midway Airport: Take the #55 Garfield CTA bus directly to South Cornell Ave. Walk north to CTU 5401 or 5416 S. Cornell Ave. If you do not get off at South Cornell Ave. go to the next stop (South Hyde Park Blvd) and walk back (west) one block to S Cornell Ave. and walk north one block to CTU.

From O’Hare Airport: Board the Blue Line train at the airport to the State Street stop downtown Chicago, transferring to the #6 Jackson Park Express bus.Your stop will be 54th and Hyde Park Blvd. Walk west on 54th street to Cornell Ave. The bus ride can range 15- 40 minutes depending on the time of day. Another option is to take a taxi once you get off the Blue Line train at State Street.

To map your trip using public transportation, click on the CTA website above and use the "quick trip planner" located on the front page. 

CTA schedule

Weekdays: 5:20 am-11:00 pm
Saturday: 5:40 am-11:00 pm
Sunday: 9:05 am-11:00 pm


Door-to-door taxi service from campus to O’Hare will run you about $65-$70. A ride to Midway will cost about $35-40. Tip not included.

Yellow Cab Management Inc.: www.yellowcabchicago.com or (312) 225-7440 or (312) 225-7489

Uber and Lyft are also available in Chicago (arrange travel upon landing using the Uber or Lyft smart phone app).

Travel by Car

To see a map and specific directions from your place of origin, click here.

CTU is easily accessible from Lake Shore Drive, the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94), and the Chicago Skyway (I-90).

Train & Bus

Greyhound Bus and Mega Bus provide service to/from Chicago. Terminals for both reside in downtown Chicago and would require travel to the Hyde Park neighborhood (use Chicago Transit Authority trip planner to access options). 

The Metra train system (regional train service) provides service to/from Chicago and the Hyde Park neighborhood. The Metra Electric District line stops a couple blocks from CTU (51st/53rd Hyde Park street station).  

Amtrak also services Chicago. Amtrak comes into and leaves out of Union Station downtown. Coming into Union Station would requre travel to the Hyde Park neighborhood.