Travelers at O’Hare International Airport can enjoy a serene environment to work or relax before their journey in various airline lounges.

While some of these lounges cater to members or first/business/elite status flyers, day passes may also be available for purchase for most lounges, granting access to travelers without a membership.

Below is a tabulated list of available airline lounges at the airport:

AirlineLounge NameLocationAccess for
American AirlinesAdmirals ClubTerminal 3 (Multiple Locations)Members/Eligible Flyers
British AirwaysBritish Airways LoungeTerminal 5Members/Eligible Flyers
Delta Air LinesDelta Sky ClubTerminal 5Members/Eligible Flyers
Japan Airlines (JAL)JAL Airlines LoungeTerminal 3Members/Eligible Flyers
SASSAS Business LoungeTerminal 5Members/Eligible Flyers
United AirlinesUnited ClubTerminals 1 & 2 (Multiple Locations)Members/Eligible Flyers

American Airlines Admirals Club

Escape the usual airport hustle and immerse yourself in the tranquil environment of the American Airlines Admirals Club during your layover at Chicago O’Hare Airport.

With its three strategic locations, snacks and drinks, WiFi, workstations, hotspot printing, TVs, and comfortable seating, it ensures you a pleasant and relaxing stay. The Admirals Club in Concourse L even boasts showers for refreshing yourself during longer layovers.

Admiral Club By Alan Dennis, Baron of
Admiral Club Lounge Image Credit: Alan Dennis, Baron of

Lounge Locations & Operating Hours:

  • Concourse G – Terminal 3, Airside, across from Gate G8. Open Daily: 6:15AM – 7:15PM.
  • Concourse H/K – Terminal 3, Airside, between Gates H6 and K6. Open Daily: 5:00AM – 9:00PM.
  • Concourse L – Terminal 3, Airside, before Gate L1. Open Daily: 6:15AM – 7:15PM.

Services & Facilities:

  • Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic Beverages
  • Disabled Access (Concourse L only)
  • Fax and Flight Information Monitor (Concourse L only)
  • Hotspot Printing
  • Personal Reservation Assistance
  • Showers (Concourse H only)
  • Snacks, Television, WiFi, and Workstations
  • Note: Premium cocktails and wines are available for an additional cost. The lounge does not offer sleep facilities.
Admiral Club By Yosh
Admiral Club Lounge Image Credit: Yosh

Lounge Access & Rates:

  • Pay at the Door: $59.00 per person, space permitting.
    • Requirement: Present a same-day travel boarding pass on departure/arrival flights operated or marketed by American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, or any oneworld® airline.
  • Membership Programs:
    • American Airlines Admirals Club Membership – Ideal for frequent American Airlines travelers, providing access to this and other lounges in the network. Rates start at $550 per year.
  • More Access Options:
    • Elite Status:
      • Travellers in First or Business on qualifying departing international or transcontinental flights marketed and operated by American or a oneworld® airline.
      • AAdvantage® Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, and Platinum status holders on qualifying departing international flights marketed and operated by American or a oneworld® airline.
      • oneworld® EmeraldSM and SapphireSM status holders on all departing flights marketed and operated by American or a oneworld® airline.
    • Credit Card Access:
      • Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive credit cardholders.

Delta Sky Club

Immerse yourself in a serene environment amidst the bustling Chicago O’Hare Airport by stepping into the Delta Sky Club. Centrally located in Terminal 2, it’s a welcoming retreat where you can enjoy a range of amenities, from refreshing beverages and snacks to various business facilities, irrespective of your flight class.

However, entry is reserved for members of the Delta Sky Club. Here are the details you need to know:

Delta Sky Club By Christopher Thompson
Delta Sky Club Image Credit: Christopher Thompson

Lounge Location:

  • Where: Chicago O’Hare Airport, Terminal 2
  • Exact Location: Airside, Concourse E, Gate E6

Services & Facilities:

  • Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Fax, Photocopiers, and Hotspot Printing
  • Newspapers and Magazines
  • Personalized Travel Assistance
  • Snacks
  • Telephones
  • Television
  • Wi-Fi
  • Note: The lounge does not provide sleep facilities.
Delta Sky Club By Xiao Meow
Delta Sky Club Image Credit: Xiao Meow

Operating Hours:

  • Daily: 4:30AM – 9:00PM

Lounge Access & Rates:

  • Membership Programs:
    • Delta Sky Club Membership – Frequent flyers of Delta Airlines might find value in securing an annual membership to gain access to this and other lounges within the Delta Airlines network.
      • Individual Membership:
        • One-year: US$ 545 or 54,500 miles
        • Alternatively: US$ 50/month for 1 year, plus an initiation fee (US$ 29.99 – $39.99)
      • Executive Membership:
        • One-year: US$ 845 or 84,500 miles
        • Alternatively: US$ 75/month for 1 year, plus an initiation fee (US$ 29.99 – $39.99)
        • Note: Prices may fluctuate, and SkyMiles registration is required for Sky Club membership.
  • Additional Membership Options:
    • Club Membership for Diamond Medallion Members
    • Virgin Australia/Velocity VIP Platinum, Platinum, or Gold card members travelling on flights operated by Delta or Virgin Australia Airlines
  • More Entry Options:
    • Elite Status:
      • Delta One® or SkyTeam Premium Cabin Passengers
      • SkyTeam Elite Plus, including Delta Diamond, Platinum, or Gold Medallion Members
    • Credit Card Access:
      • Delta SkyMiles® Reserve & American Express Card Members
      • Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Card Members
      • Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card Members
      • Centurion and Platinum Card Members from American Express
      • Delta SkyMiles Diners Club Card
      • Delta SkyMiles TRUST CLUB Platinum VISA Card
      • Delta SkyMiles TRUST CLUB Gold VISA Card

Swissport Lounge

Elevate your layover experience at Chicago O’Hare Airport with a visit to the Swissport Lounge. Open to all travelers, regardless of airline or class of service, the Swissport Lounge offers a variety of amenities to enhance your waiting time at the airport.

Detailed information about the lounge location, hours, services, and access methods for economy class travelers are provided below.

Swiss Port Lounge By Sridhar Veeramalla
Swiss Port Lounge Image Credit: Sridhar Veeramalla

Lounge Location:

  • Where: Chicago O’Hare Airport
  • Exact Location: Terminal 5, Airside, between Gates M8 and M7

Services & Facilities:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Disabled Access
  • Newspapers and Magazines
  • Television
  • WiFi
  • Note: The lounge does not provide sleep facilities.
Swiss Port Lounge By Llumys World-
Swiss Port Lounge Image Credit: Llumys World

Operating Hours:

  • Daily: 1:00PM – 9:00PM
  • Note: Closed on December 25 and January 1.

Lounge Access & Rates:

  • Pay at the Door:
    • [Note]: As of the latest update, specific information about walk-in rates is unavailable. Kindly check directly with the lounge for the most accurate, up-to-date details.
  • More Entry Options:
    • Oneworld:
      • Access for First and Business Class ticket holders on member airlines.
      • Access for Sapphire and Emerald Tier frequent flyers on Oneworld airlines.
    • Mastercard Airport Experiences:
      • Accessible to eligible Mastercard holders as part of the Airport Experiences program.
      • Ensure to check the specific access criteria and any applicable fees for utilizing the Mastercard Airport Experiences access.
Airlines Utilizing SAS Lounge
Aegean Airlines
Air Canada
Air China
Air India
Air New Zealand
All Nippon Airways
Asiana Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Copa Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines
LOT Polish Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Shenzhen Airlines
Singapore Airlines
South African Airways
TAP Portugal
THAI Airways
Turkish Airlines

Additional Information:

  • The lounge is open to travelers of all airlines and classes, providing a versatile space to relax or work before your flight.

United Club

The United Club provides a serene environment for travelers to unwind or get some work done before their flight, offering a range of amenities and services to enhance the travel experience.

Detailed information about the lounge location, hours, services, and access methods for economy class travelers are provided below.

United Club - Concourse F By Ivan Loh-min
United Club – Concourse F Image Credit:Ivan Loh-min

Services & Facilities:

  • Beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic)
  • Conference Facilities
  • Flight Information Monitor
  • WiFi
  • Newspapers/Magazines
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning

Lounge Access & Rates:

  • Pay at the Door: One-time passes for US$ 59 per person (purchase via United App).
    • Requirement: Boarding pass for same-day travel on United Airlines, Star Alliance, or a partner-operated flight.
  • Membership Program: United Club Membership at US$ 650 or 85,000 miles per year.
  • Additional Entry Options:
    • Elite Status: Entry for United Polaris business class, United Business First, United First, United Business, First class on a Star Alliance™ member airline, Business class on a Star Alliance member airline, Star Alliance Gold membership card, or boarding pass holders.

USO Lounge

The USO Lounges serve as a tranquil space for active military members and their families to relax, unwind, and avail a variety of amenities free of charge, honoring their service.

Detailed information about the lounge location, hours, services, and access methods for economy class travelers are provided below.

USO Lounge By John Potter
USO Lounge Image Credit: John Potter

Locations & Hours:

  • Terminal 2: Mezzanine Level, Landside. Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM (Mon – Fri).
  • Terminal 3: Mezzanine Level of the Rotunda, Airside, Concourse G. Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM (Mon – Fri).

Services & Facilities:

  • Kitchenette and dining area with complimentary food and beverages.
  • Lounge with big-screen TV & movie rentals.
  • “Cyber Canteen” featuring computers, printer, and fax, plus free WiFi access.
  • Board games.
  • Quiet library area with complimentary reading materials.
  • Children’s playroom.
  • Emergency assistance.
  • Travel and ground transportation assistance.
  • Lounge Access & Rates:
    • Membership Programs: USO Lounges are complimentary for active members of the US military and their families.
USO Lounge By Cuong Tran
USO Lounge Image Credit: Cuong Tran

Additional Notes:

  • No sleeping facilities available within the lounge.
  • Ensure to have proof of active military status for access.

Frequently Asked Questions

is there a priority pass lounge in chicago?

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) has several lounges accessible to Priority Pass members:
Swissport Lounge: Located in Terminal 5, this lounge offers a selection of snacks, drinks, and a quiet place to relax or work before a flight.
Air France – KLM Lounge: Also located in Terminal 5, offering a comfortable space, light refreshments, and a business area.
American Airlines Admirals Club: Scattered in multiple terminals and accessible depending on your Priority Pass membership type and other conditions.
United Club: Available in multiple terminals, although access may depend on membership type and could be subject to availability.

does o’hare airport have smoking lounges?

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) does not allow smoking inside the terminal buildings, and there are no designated indoor smoking lounges. Smoking is only permitted outside the terminal buildings in designated areas.

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