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Founded in 1853 as the Frank Parmelee Company, GO Airport Express is one of Chicago's oldest companies.

What began as a carriage service transporting travelers between railroad stations and local hotels, is now one of the nation's largest airport transportation companies providing service to more than one million passengers to and from Chicago's airports annually. GO Airport Express also provides limousine, shuttle and bus services for convention, leisure and business visitors as well.

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Fun Chicago Facts:

  • 1673 - Louis Jolliet, a Canadian explorer and the French-born Jesuit Jacques Marquette were the first Europeans to discover the Chicago area.
  • 1781 - First permanent settlement by Jean Baptiste Point du Sable
  • 1837 - Chicago is incorporated as a city
  • 1871 - The Great Fire - the Parmalee Company lost many horses
  • 1893 - World Columbian Exposition is held
  • 1927 - Chicago Air Park opened; Its name changed to Municipal Airport and eventually Midway after World War II.
  • 1964 - Frank Sinatra introduced the song "My Kind of Town (Chicago Is)" in the Warner Brothers musical "Robin and the Seven Hoods."
  • 2004 - Millennium Park opens and becomes a top tourist attraction
  • 2008 - Chicago bans smoking in all public places

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Recent Reviews

Submitted on 2015-04-23T11:26:00

Comments: On time, careful and polite driver. Great service!

Submitted on 2015-04-23T11:06:00

Comments: Nice guy. Shared local info. Good driver too

Submitted on 2015-04-23T10:23:00

Comments: My driver Ed was very informative and courteous. Great service

Submitted on 2015-04-23T10:02:00

Comments: The service was excellent. The phone operator was helpful and efficient in getting is scheduled for the return trip. The driver Erroll was excellent. He was very personable, patient and attentive. I would definitely utilize the service again.

Submitted on 2015-04-22T15:04:00

Comments: Driver arrived on-time and was very courteous.

Submitted on 2015-04-22T13:34:00

Comments: Awesome. Thank you!

Submitted on 2015-04-22T11:10:00

Comments: I can always coumt on Go Express for excellent, on-time and reliable service. Thank you for being so efficient.

Submitted on 2015-04-22T07:13:00

Comments: Driver was right on time and pleasant/professional. I got a couple texts ahead of his arrival showing his location which I really appreciated.

Submitted on 2015-04-21T17:43:00

Comments: Both drivers very personable and knew the routes

Submitted on 2015-04-21T09:49:00

Comments: Prompt and reliable service

Submitted on 2015-04-21T09:44:00

Comments: Driver was very polite and demonstrated a real concern for making sure passengers were on an appropriate shuttle. My biggest gripe was that leaving the airport seemed to take an exceptionally long time. Seemed disorganized in how shuttles were loaded.

Submitted on 2015-04-20T21:26:00

Comments: Fast, great service.

Submitted on 2015-04-20T18:19:00

Comments: Very friendly and personable! I liked him!

Submitted on 2015-04-20T12:53:00

Comments: My driver, Benard (van #767), was SO accommodating! I was traveling alone with my toddler son and he helped me with my large bag and heavy car seat -- he even carried them the whole way into the airport to the check-in desk! Now THAT is customer service!

Submitted on 2015-04-20T10:36:00

Comments: Tom was so friendly and made the drive enjoyable. going to the airport normally isn't a fun time, and he made it seamless.

Submitted on 2015-04-19T15:45:00

Comments: Thank you for an awesome service!! :)

Submitted on 2015-04-19T12:58:00

Comments: "Uncle Billy" was great! Very personable!

Submitted on 2015-04-19T07:10:00

Comments: Airport service could be more efficient but the return scheduling and pickup was very easy and well organized.

Submitted on 2015-04-19T05:09:00

Comments: Prompt & courteous driver!

Submitted on 2015-04-19T04:53:00

Comments: Pleasant. Very informative. Good conversationalist.

Submitted on 2015-04-18T23:03:00

Comments: Prompt service, courteous driver

Submitted on 2015-04-18T20:50:00

Comments: The van arrived early at the Hotel, the driver was very courteous and kept us informed. I'm so happy to tip this kind of driver, and I hope your company has its own Kudos.

Submitted on 2015-04-18T19:36:00

Comments: My driver arrived early and was extremely friendly, made me feel comfortable throughout the ride to the airport. Will definitely use again!

Submitted on 2015-04-18T18:26:00

Comments: Corliss was great. Her professionalism, hospitality, driving, and knowledge of the city were excellent. I will definitely recommend GO to family, friends, and others.

Submitted on 2015-04-18T10:25:00

Comments: Your service is comparable with others.

Submitted on 2015-04-18T09:17:00

Comments: I wish I knew about this earlier! It was SO much better then taking a cab!

Submitted on 2015-04-18T09:10:00

Comments: I liked getting the text of the drivers name and tracking info. Will use your service again whenever I'm in Chicago. Thank you.

Submitted on 2015-04-17T10:36:00

Comments: Excellent driver--courteous, friendly, & helpful!

Submitted on 2015-04-17T09:48:00

Comments: Tom is such a nice person. Very helpful.

Submitted on 2015-04-17T09:22:00

Comments: Excellent and timely service

Submitted on 2015-04-17T09:03:00

Comments: Lillie rocks!

Submitted on 2015-04-17T08:24:00

Comments: Worth it every time our flight landed early and they went ahead and put us on the shuttle that just arrived back at the airport allowing us to get to the hotel an hour early. I will do this again

Submitted on 2015-04-17T07:34:00

Comments: Great drivers!

Submitted on 2015-04-17T04:30:00

Comments: Chicago Staff is great. Consistently helpful whether in person or via online!

Submitted on 2015-04-17T01:47:00

Comments: Right on time. Pleasant drivers

Submitted on 2015-04-15T17:03:00

Comments: I love the texts Go Shuttle sent with the vehicle tracker. I knew exactly when to expect my driver so I was able to get work done right up to my departure. The driver was also very courteous.

Submitted on 2015-04-04T12:27:00

Comments: Excellent, affordable and timely service. I will definitely look to use Airport Express the next time I am in the area.

Submitted on 2015-03-30T14:09:00

Comments: Would definitely use this service again. Very efficient and went out of their way to drop us at our hotel rather than an assigned stop 4 blocks away. Great drivers!