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O’Hare ranked as most stressful airport in the country

Airport travel is stressful no matter where you live. But Chicago seems to have a lot of stress.

StressFreeCarRental.com recently released the 2024 USA Stressful Airport Index, ranking the most stressful airports in the U.S. from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

To determine the rankings, the car rental platform analyzed five stress-inducing factors at the 15 most popular domestic airports: passenger numbers from 2022, cost for a week of parking, the number of destinations served, airport passenger ratings from Flightradar24, and distance to the city center.

15. Phoenix International Airport, Phoenix, Arizona
14. San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California
13. George Bush International Airport, Houston, Texas
12. Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, North Carolina
11. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, Washington
10. Harry Reid International Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada
9. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, Georgia
8. Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark New Jersey
7. Orlando International Airport, Orlando, Florida
6. Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida
5. Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California
4. Denver International Airport, Denver, Colorado
3. Dallas-Forth Worth International Airport, Dallas, Texas
2. John F. Kennedy International Airport, Queens, New York
1. O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, IL

ORD scored the spot for the most stressful airport on the USA Stressful Airport Index. The airport, which served 33.1 million passengers in 2022 and flies to a whopping 249 destinations, stresses travelers out with its expensive parking of $281.21 for a week and far distance from the city center. It’s about an hour-long drive or 45-minute train ride to the airport from downtown Chicago.

For more information, check out the report here.