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Plan a Trip / Find Your Way

How-To Guide: Finding your way

We make it easy to find your way on transit.

Trip Planners

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:


Google Transit (image showing routing)Plan a trip with Google Maps

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.

More info:
Google Maps


goroo (snapshot of results listing)Plan a trip with RTA Trip Planner

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.



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.


More help

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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