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Where to Store Your Luggage in Chicago

Updated: February 19, 2024
 By Mel

When you’re in Chicago and need to store your luggage, you have a few options, such as the airport, train and bus stations, and the increasingly popular shared-economy storage which we explain in this post.

Our local tour guides are asked often by our guests about where they can store luggage in Chicago, so they need to keep up-to-date with all the options and this post is based on their knowledge.

TIP: For budget travelers, it is worth considering purchasing a tourist pass. Tourist passes help you save up to 50% off of the retail prices of attractions by bundling several together. 

To learn more, check out our post comparing the different Chicago Tourist Attraction Passes.


Currently, the Chicago area airports do not have luggage storage.

Don't despair! Some of the luggage storage companies below have locations right near Chicago O'Hare.

You can always call your airline and see how early you can check a bag, as some will allow you to check luggage hours before your flight. 

The Hilton, which is directly connected to Chicago O'Hare airport, has free luggage storage for guests only for up to 12 hours only.


If you're traveling to Chicago by Amtrak, Union Station offers luggage storage for $10 per day, with a valid ticket.

Even if you don’t have an Amtrak ticket, you may store items for $20 per item for 24 hours.

A valid photo ID is required. See their website for more information. 

Greyhound Chicago Bus Terminal

You can store your baggage for $8 per bag for up to 24 hours with Greyhound at their Chicago terminal.

All stored baggage needs to follow their rules/regulations



Bounce and its competitors employ a system similar to the Airbnb shared-economy method.

They find convenient locations for travelers, such as souvenir and gift shops or convenience stores, that are open early and close late and have the capacity to hold your luggage safely and securely.

Bounce’s rates are among the cheapest in the United States with storage costing just $5.90 per bag per day when booked online.

Bounce has dozens of central locations in Chicago, some of which are open 24/7.

Every bag is tagged with a security seal and comes with the $10,000 Bounce Guarantee.

Plus, Bounce users can rate the locations so you can read reviews before making your reservation.

On top of the low prices, you can save an additional 5% by typing in FREETOURSBYFOOT at checkout.

Learn more about Bounce here.

Additional Companies

Several other companies are offering a similar service.

Some have a few side benefits that are worth noting below. Some might offer more convenient locations or hours for you than Bounce.


Vertoe has 8 locations in Chicago, some of which are open 24/7.

The rates are very affordable at $5.95 per bag per day when you book online.

There's no need to worry about the safety and security of your bag, as they provide complimentary tamper-proof security seals at their locations.

For just $1.75, you can get $5,000 in insurance coverage.

Learn more about Vertoe here.

Radical Storage

This company has different locations where you can keep your luggage which they call ‘Angels’.

These sites could be a coffee shop, a laundromat, or even a restaurant.

The service costs $5.50 per day per bag with no weight or size restrictions applied.

Pick-ups after midnight will be charged an extra day, so keep track of time!

Use customer reviews to find an ‘Angel’ that is right for you. 

Learn more about Radical Storage here.


Stasher is a British company that operates in hundreds of cities internationally and at least 75 cities in the U.S.

One feature that stands out is that they claim most of their locations are open 24 hours a day.

Prices start at $5.45 per day per bag. Plus, you'll get a $3,100 guarantee included in the price.

Learn more about Stasher here.


Another reputable company that has locations throughout the world.

Prices are $6 per bag per 24 hours with $1000 of insurance.

Reservations and payments are made through their website and there is no fee for canceling as long as your reservation time has not started.

Learn more about Nannybag here.


Some Chicago museums may offer bag storage while you're a visitor at their museum or gallery for a small fee or for free. 

Please do not use these for daily use while you visit other sites. It is for museum patrons only.

Be sure to call ahead to be 100% sure, as policies may change.

Also, take note that these museums do not offer any insurance for storing your luggage. 

If you are loaded down with bags and are not allowed to enter a museum with them, check out the luggage storage option above. Many have locations near the main tourist attractions and museums in the city.

Traveling to other cities as well? Check out our luggage storage post about solutions in all major U.S., Canadian and European cities, or click below:

About The Author


Mel loves to be a tourist in her own city. With a background in performing arts, tourism, and photography, giving tours and being a story-teller comes naturally to her. She loves traveling, food, and theatre. Mel splits her time between Chicago and Los Angeles (#theatrelife) and leads tours and manages both cities!
Updated: February 19th, 2024
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