Travel

Travel Information

 

Venue

 

QMCPACK summer training 2014 is being held at Argonne National Laboratory in the TCS Conference Center (Building 240), just inside the main Argonne gates. Attendees coming from offsite will enter the Conference Center after passing through security.

Attendees can fly to either O’Hare international airport or to Midway.
Registration for the training and a buffet dinner will occur on Sunday 13 July. The training runs all week until Friday 18th July. Instructors will be present for the entire Friday to facilitate discussions of QMC and possible research topics. However, we will only lightly schedule talks in the morning to permit attendees to catch departing flights as needed.

Lodging

We have reserved room blocks at the following on-site hotel:

Argonne Guest Housejump to Argonne Guest House website

(on Argonne campus, 10-15 minute walk from the TCS conference center)

  • Hotel fees are taken care by the training program. Applicants who get accepted to the school should not contact the hotel to make reservation. All will be taken  care of by the organizers.
  • If you are not renting a car, we recommend United Limousine for transportation to/from Argonne. UL is a contracted provider and can assure your driver meets security clearance criteria. Other taxi or limo drivers may have difficulty getting onsite. UL also offers a discounted rate for travel to/from Argonne.
  • Attendees can stay at the guest house from Sunday 13th up to the morning of Saturday 19th.

 

Directions

Argonne National Laboratory occupies 1,500 wooded acres about 25 miles southwest of Chicago (see map).

To reach Argonne from O’Hare International Airport, take I-294 south to I-55. Exit west on I-55 (toward St. Louis) and continue for about four miles to Cass Avenue. Exit south on Cass and turn right at the Argonne sign on Northgate Road, immediately south of I-55. Follow Northgate Road to the Argonne Information Center, turn right and proceed directly to the TCS Conference Center.

To reach Argonne from Midway Airport, take Cicero Avenue north to I-55. Enter I-55 south and continue for about 14 miles to Cass Avenue. Exit south on Cass and turn right at the Argonne sign on Northgate Road, immediately south of I-55. Follow Northgate Road to the Argonne Information Center, turn right and proceed directly to the TCS Conference Center.

To reach Argonne by public transportation, take the Metra train to the Westmont Metra station. PACE bus #715 provides connections between Westmont and Argonne only in the morning and evening, and only on weekdays; there is no weekend service. For details, please consult the PACE schedule.

Transportation

There are various car rental, limousine, bus and taxi services available for transportation to/from Argonne. In general, limousine service to Argonne from the airports tends to be less expensive than a taxi or car rental.

If circumstances permit, we highly recommend sharing a taxi or limousine from the airport because the cost is relatively high (>65$).

IMPORTANT: Since you are staying at the Argonne Guest House, we recommend using United Limousine – other taxi or limo drivers could have security problems getting onsite.

Car Rentals

Alamo 800-327-9633
Avis 800-331-1212 (O’Hare)
800-831-2847 (Midway)
Budget 800-527-0700
Dollar 800-800-4000
Enterprise 800-566-9249
Hertz 773-581-4107 (Midway)
National 800-328-4567 (O’Hare)
800-227-7368 (Midway)
Thrifty 800-527-7075 (Midway)

Limousines

United Limousine 800-331-9037 or 630-969-3865
(please let the operator know you are travelling to Argonne National Lab)

Bus Services

Pace Bus Route 715(Westmont Station to Argonne) 847-364-7223
Argonne-University of Chicago Shuttle 630-252-5555

Taxi Services

Remember, since you are staying at the Argonne Guest House, we recommend using United Limousine – other taxi or limo drivers could have security problems getting onsite.

Checker Taxi 312-243-2537
Walley Cab 312-225-5411
Yellow Cab Co. 312-829-4222
Courtesy Taxi(serving the Westmont Station) 630-968-1323