How-To Guide: Finding your way
We make it easy to find your way on transit.
The easiest way to plan a trip is to use a trip-planning service. Google Maps, the goroo (RTA), or the RTA Travel Information Center can all help you plan your trip.
You can now get transit and walking directions from Google Transit, a part of Google Maps!
Plan your trip on the Web at maps.google.com.
With the RTA's new multi-modal trip planner, you can plan your trip faster, better and more accurately than ever before.
Find schedules, fares and other pertinent information for the CTA, Metra, Pace and more! goroo can also help you customize your trip to use only accessible services, choose between bus, train, and multimodal trips.
Plan your trip on the Web at tripplanner.rtachicago.com.
Call the RTA Travel Information Center
You can get travel information from the RTA Travel Information Center by calling (312) 836-7000.
- The center is open from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m., every day.
- For faster service, be ready to give your starting point and destination and the day and time at which you wish to travel.
- For RTA Travel Information via TTY, call (312) 836-4949.
Planning your own trip
We publish a number of maps to help you find your way.
Additionally, maps are posted in each railcar and station to help you plan your trip when riding the 'L'.
Schedules & Route Guides
Our System Guide helps you find more information about any of our bus or rail routes.
For help determining where to wait for a bus or train, visit our How-To Guides for Riding the Bus and Riding the Train.
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