Wausau, WI, is served by two airports. The Central Wisconsin Airport is a regional airport located 15.5 miles from downtown Wausau at 200 CWA Drive in nearby Mosinee, MI. The Central Wisconsin Airport provides cheap flights from Wausau with Delta Connection, United Express and American Connection flying the first leg of any routes to either Chicago or Detroit. The Wausau Downtown Airport, lies within the city boundaries but only offers flights for private and charter airplanes. Flights can be booked online using Orbitz.com.
Parking at the Central Wisconsin Airport is available in a lot located just north of the airport's terminal building. Spaces are available free for 45 minutes to allow time for drop-offs. Short-term parking is $1 an hour up to seven hours. For long-term parking of seven hours or more, the rate is $7 a day. Parking payment can be made with a credit card at the entrance gate or with cash using the PayStation machine in the terminal near the baggage claim upon retrieving your vehicle.
Transportation to the airport from Wausau is available through Courtesy Cab and Taxi Time cab service. Both taxi services are metered, with the fare varying according to pickup location but averaging approximately $39 from the city to the airport.
George's Restaurant is a great place to have a last meal in town before departing Wausau. The prices are fairly cheap, and the menu is filled with traditional breakfast favorites. There's also a restaurant in the Central Wisconsin Airport where you can eat a quick meal if you're in a rush to catch one of the cheap flights from Wausau arranged by Orbitz.com.
Chicago O'Hare International Airport is located on West O'Hare, approximately 18 miles from downtown Chicago. It has hubs for every major airline that offers flights to Chicago, including American Airlines, British Airways and JetBlue. The Chicago Midway International Airport is located on South Cicero Avenue, approximately 12 miles from downtown Chicago. Seven airlines service Midway airport, including Air Tran, Delta and Southwest Airlines. Orbitz.com searches flights arriving at both airports so you get the best prices.
Both airports offer public transportation via Chicago's elevated train system. The tickets cost $2.25, or you can purchase an all-day pass for $5.75. Taxi services are also available from both airports. Cab fares to downtown Chicago range from $35 to $45. If you want to rent a car for the duration of your stay, Orbitz.com can reserve a vehicle for you. Both airports have onsite rental car facilities.
Summer temperatures in Chicago range from 66 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit, and the temperatures during the winter months range from 18 to 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Chicago is prone to heavy snowfall during the winter months, so most vacationers travel to Chicago during the summer. However, if you use Orbitz.com and schedule your trip during the off-peak travel season, it's easy to find cheap flights to Chicago.
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