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Traveling to Temple Ptah

The Temple of Ptah is located just outside Chicago, Illinois. There are two major airports to fly into, O'hare (ORD) or Midway (MDW). Temple Ptah is located just under 50 miles away from either airport, in the Chicago suburbs. You can take a rental car, shuttle, or taxi from the airport to your hotel.


For a more affordable option, there are public transit trains that go from either airport to Joliet Union Station where you could have a local rental car company pick you up or get a taxi to your hotel if you are planning to share a ride with another member. The route is simple and costs only $12 each way. Also, rental cars in the suburbs are a fraction of the cost of renting from the airport but availability is more limited so book well in advanced. VH Frater P is very familiar with the public transit from both airports and welcomes any questions.

From Midway Airport: You can take the CTA Orange line from Midway for $4.00 and exit at the LaSalle/Van Buren station. Go down the stairs and cross the street to access the LaSalle St. Metra station. That train costs $7.50 and dead ends at Joliet Union Station. You can get a MUCH cheaper car rental from Enterprise in Joliet, starting at around $30 per day. Be sure to have cash singles as some train stations only accept cash at certain times of day. On certain days and times, local members of Temple Ptah may be available to give you a ride from the train to your hotel. We recommend using the Conclave forum to coordinate ride and room sharing with other attendees.

From O'Hare Airport: Take the CTA Blue line ($4.00) and exit at LaSalle St Station. As you exit the station, go to the right, and then up the stairs on the right. Walk under the big concrete bridge a very short ways and go up the elevator to the LaSalle St. Metra Station. Take that train ($7.50) to Joliet Union Station. You can rent an inexpensive car from there as mentioned above. Be sure to have cash singles as some train stations only accept cash at certain times of day.

CTA trains leave every few minutes. For Metra Schedules, see the Rock Island District Train line at

This year Summer Conclave will begin with Check-in at 5pm on Wednesday, August 6th. Please plan to arrive at the temple by 5pm and to depart on Sunday August 10th.


A typical high temperature in August can range from 80 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, so bring plenty of cool clothes.

Spending Money
Along with money for food and lodging, you might want to bring some spending money to pick up gifts for those you left behind or even for yourself.

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