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Office of Science User Facilities

Travel and Lodging


Invited Speaker Guidlines

Argonne National Laboratory is about 45 minutes by car from each of the two major Chicago airports, O'Hare and Midway (see Google map of area and detailed map of Lab). Limousine service is available from each airport, and major car rental agencies serve both airports.

By limousine: Limousine reservations can be made by calling:

  • A-1 Limousine 630.833.3788
  • United Limousine - 630.969.3865 or 800.331.9037

By car from O'Hare Airport: Drive east (toward Chicago) on Interstate 190 to the exit for Interstate 294 south (toward Indiana). Go south on Interstate 294 to the exit for Interstate 55 south (toward St. Louis); then take the southbound Cass Avenue exit (273A) off Interstate 55. Northgate Road, the entrance to the Laboratory's main gate, is on the right.

By car from Midway Airport: Take Cicero Avenue north to the entrance to Interstate 55 south (toward St. Louis), which will be on your left, then proceed as described above.

By public transportation: With careful planning, it is possible to travel to Argonne by public transportation. The Metra Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) line runs from downtown to Chicago to Westmont, about 5 miles from the Lab. There is very limited morning and evening bus service (PACE #715, schedule subject to change); otherwise a taxi must be arranged in advance.


Please make your reservation directly with the hotel of your choice, whether at the conference hotel or another hotel in the area.

Conference Hotel

A block of rooms has been reserved at a special rate for this meeting at the Argonne Guest House, which is located about 300 yards from the APS Conference Center.

In order to guarantee your room at the Guest House, you must contact the Guest House with a credit card. Call toll free 1-800-632-8990 (fax number is 630-739-1000). Cancellation policy is 6:00 pm on the day of arrival, unless the reception desk is notified (e.g., in case of flight delays). Check-in time is 3:00 pm; check-out time is noon.

The cut-off date for reservations at the special meeting rate is April 22, 2018; the rate is single/$88.40 plus 6% room occupancy tax (double $98.80 plus tax). To receive the meeting rate, mention "2018 Users Meeting" when you make your reservation. If you do not receive confirmation of your request, please follow up by telephone at 1-800-632-8990.

A guest pass for entering the Argonne site will be prepared for you as part of your meeting registration.

Argonne Guest House

Argonne National Laboratory

9700 South Cass Avenue, Building 460

Lemont, IL 60439

Reservations: +1 800-632-8990 or +1 630-739-6000

Fax: +1 630-739-1000

Web site:

Additional Hotels

A number of other hotels are located relatively close to Argonne. Many can be found by a search on Lemont, Illinois. No special rates have been established for these hotels, and shuttle transportation will not be provided.