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How-to Guides

How-To Guides

New to riding transit? This section will help you learn everything you need to know using CTA, including buying your fare and getting on the bus or train, and provides helpful tips to make your trip even easier!

Getting there

 

Fares and farecards

  • Paying Your Fare
    Learn how to pay your fare when boarding a bus or entering a train station.
     
  • Paying Senior Fares
    Learn how to use your RTA Reduced Fare Permit for seniors to pay fare.

 

Get on board

 

Plan a trip

 
Start (e.g. O'Hare Airport)

End (e.g. 1 N State St, Chicago, IL)


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System Status

 

Trains:

Red Line Normal Service
Blue Line Planned Work
Brown Line Normal Service
Green Line Normal Service
Orange Line Planned Work w/Part Closure
Purple Line Normal Service
Pink Line Normal Service
Yellow Line Normal Service

Buses:

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