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Auditorium Theater

Located at Wabash and Congress.
From the Brown, Orange, Pink and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at Library/State-Van Buren. Walk one block east on Van Buren and one block south on Wabash. From the Red and Blue Line subways, exit at Jackson. Walk one to two blocks east on Jackson and two blocks south on Wabash. From the Green Line elevated, exit at Adams/Wabash and walk three blocks south on Wabash. Also served by buses 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 14, 126, 146 and 147. Weekday rush periods only - buses 1, 26, and 28.

Briar Street Theater

Located at Halsted and Briar.
From the Red, Brown and Purple Line Express lines, exit at Belmont. Walk two blocks east on Belmont and a half a block south on Halsted. Also served by buses 8, 22, 77, and 156.

Cadillac Palace Theater

Located on Randolph between LaSalle and Wells.
From the Brown, Orange and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at Washington/Wells and walk one block north on Wells. From the Pink or Green Line elevated, exit at Clark/Lake. Walk one block south on Clark and one and a half blocks west on Randolph. From the Red and Blue Line subways, exit at Washington and walk one block north to Randolph and two and a half to three and a half blocks west. Also reachable by bus 156 (weekdays only). Weekday rush periods only - buses 37, 134, 135 and 136.

Chicago Theater

Located on State, between Randolph and Lake.
From the Red Line subway, exit at Lake. From the Brown, Green, Pink, Orange and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at State/Lake. From the Blue Line subway, exit at Washington and walk one block east on Washington and one and a half blocks north on State. Also served by buses 6, 10, 29, 36, 62 and 146. Weekday rush periods only - buses 2 and 148.

Civic Opera House

Located on Wacker, between Madison and Washington.
From the Brown, Orange, Pink and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at Washington/Wells. Walk two blocks west on Washington. Also served by buses 14, 20, 56, 60, 124 and 157.

ETA Theater

7558 S South Chicago Avenue
Served by buses 30 and 75.

Goodman Theater

Located on Dearborn, between Randolph and Lake.
From the Brown, Green, Orange, Pink and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at State/Lake and walk one block west on Lake. From the Red Line subway, exit at Lake and walk one block west on Lake. From the Blue Line subway, exit at Washington and walk one block north on Dearborn. Also served by buses 6, 10, 24, 29, 56, 60, 62 and 146.

Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theater

Located on Randolph, between State and Dearborn.
From the Brown, Green, Orange, Pink and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at Randolph/Wabash and walk one and a half blocks west on Randolph. From the Red Line subway, exit at Washington and walk one block north on State to Randolph and a half a block west. From the Blue Line subway, exit at Washington and walk one block north to Randolph and a half a block east. Also served by buses 6, 10, 22, 24, 29, 36, 62 and 146. Weekday rush periods only - buses 2 and 148.

Harris Music and Dance Theater

Located at Michigan and Randolph.
From the Red and Blue Line subways, exit at Washington. Walk one block north to Randolph and three or four blocks east. From the Green, Orange, Brown, Pink and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at Randolph/Wabash and walk two blocks east on Randolph. Also served by buses 3, 4, 6, 60, 124, 147, 151 and 157. Weekday rush periods only - buses 26, 143 and 148.

Pritzker Pavilion

Located in Millennium Park, east of Downtown.
From the Red and Blue Line subways, exit at Washington and walk two to three blocks east to Millennium Park. From the Green, Orange, Brown, Pink and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at Madison/Wabash and walk one block east to Millennium Park. Also served by buses 3, 4, 6, 14, 29, 56, 60, 124, 147, 151 and 157. Weekday rush periods only - buses 26 and 148.

Reskin Theater

Located at Wabash and Balbo.
From the Red Line subway, exit at Harrison. Walk one block south on State and one block east on Balbo. From the Green and Orange elevated lines, exit at Roosevelt and walk 4 blocks north on Wabash. Also served by buses 3, 4, 6, 10, 14, 29, 62 and 146. Weekday rush periods only - buses 2, 26 and 28.

Steppenwolf Theater

Located on Halsted, one block north of North Avenue.
From the Red Line subway, exit at North/Clybourn. Walk one block north on Halsted. Also served by buses 8, 72 and 173.

Symphony Center

Located on Michigan, between Jackson and Adams.
From the Red and Blue Line subways, exit at Jackson. Walk one or two blocks east on Jackson and a half block north on Michigan. From Brown, Green, Orange, Pink and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at Adams/Wabash. Walk one block east on Adams and a half a block south on Michigan. Also served by buses 3, 4, 6, 7, 14, 126, 147 and 173. Weekday rush periods only - Buses 1, 26, and 28. Weekends and holidays (mid-May through Labor Day) - bus 130 from Ogilvie Transportation Center and Union Station.

 

 

Attractions

Willis Tower (originally Sears Tower)

Located at Jackson and Wacker.
From the Brown, Orange, Pink and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at Quincy and walk one block west. Also served by buses 7, 126, 129, 151 and 156. Weekday rush periods only - Buses 1, 28, 134, 135 and 136. Weekends and holidays (mid-May through Labor Day) - bus 130.

John Hancock Observatory

Located at Michigan and Delaware.
From the Red Line subway, exit at the Chicago station and walk three blocks east to Michigan and two blocks north. Also served by buses 10, 66, 146, 147 and 151. Weekday rush periods only - buses 125, 143 and 148.

Harold Washington Library

Located on State Street, between Van Buren and Congress.
From the Red Line subway, exit at Jackson and walk one block south on State. From the Blue Line subway, exit at Jackson and walk one block south to Van Buren and a half a block east to the library. From the Brown, Orange, Pink and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at Library/State & Van Buren. From the Green Line elevated, exit at Adams/Wabash and walk two blocks south on Wabash and one block west on Van Buren. Also served by buses 6, 10, 29, 36, 62, 146 and 147. Weekday rush periods only - buses 2 and 148.

Navy Pier

Located at the east end of Grand Avenue.
Traveling south from the Red and Blue Line subways, or Brown and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at the Chicago station and board an eastbound bus 66. Traveling north on the Red and Blue Line subways, exit at Washington and board an eastbound bus 124. From the Orange, Pink and Green elevated lines, exit at Madison/Wabash and walk one block north to Washington and board an eastbound bus 124. Also served by buses 29 and 65. Weekday rush periods only - buses 2, 120 and 121.

Grant Park

Located east of Downtown.
From the Green, Orange, Brown, Pink and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at Adams/Wabash and walk two blocks east on Adams. From the Red and Blue Line subways, exit at Jackson and walk three or four blocks east on Jackson.. Also served by buses 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 14, 126, 129, 146, 147, 151 and 173. Weekday rush periods only - buses 1, 26 and 28. Weekends and holidays (mid-May through Labor Day) - bus 130 from Ogilvie Transportation Center and Union Station.

Hyde Park

Located in central part of South Side of Chicago along lakefront, near Jackson Park and Washington Park.
Served by buses 2, 6, 28 from downtown or 55 which connects to nearby Red and Green Lines at Garfield.

Millennium Park

Located east of Downtown.
From the Green, Orange, Brown, Pink and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at Madison/Wabash or Randolph/Wabash and walk two blocks east. From the Red and Blue Line subways, exit at Monroe or Washington and walk two or three blocks east. Also served by buses 3, 4, 6, 14, 20, 56, 60, 124, 151,157 and 173. Weekday rush periods only - buses 26 and 148.

Greektown

Located west of Downtown along Halsted, between Madison and Van Buren.
From the Blue Line subway, exit at UIC-Halsted, turn north, and you'll be walking through Greektown. Also served by buses 8, 20 and 126.

Chinatown

Located south of Downtown, at Cermak and Wentworth.
From the Red Line, exit at Cermak-Chinatown. Also served by buses 18, 21, 24 and 62.

Little Italy

Located southwest of Downtown, along Taylor between Morgan and Ashland.
From the Blue Line, exit at Racine and walk five blocks south. Also served by buses 7, 8, 9, 12 and 60. Weekday rush periods only - bus 37.

Little Village

Located along 26th Street, between California and Kostner.
Served by Pink Line and buses 52, 53, 60, 82 and 94.

Lincoln Square

Located along Lincoln Avenue between Montrose and Lawrence.
From the Brown Line, exit at Western. Also served by buses 11, 49, 49B, 78 and 81.

Pilsen

Located southwest of Downtown along 18th Street, between Halsted and Western.
From the Pink Line (54/Cermak-Loop service), exit at 18th. Also served by buses 8, 9, 18, 21, 50 and 60.

 

 

Concerts

Allstate Arena

Located on Mannheim Road in Rosemont.
From the Blue Line (O’Hare branch), exit at Rosemont and board PACE bus 221.

Aragon

Located at 1106 W. Lawrence.
From the Red Line, exit at Lawrence. Also served by buses 36, 81 and 151.

Harold Washington Center

Located at 47th/King Drive.
From the Green Line, exit at 47th. Also served by buses 1, 3, and 47.

House of Blues

Located at 329 N. Dearborn.
From the Blue Line subway, and the Green, Orange, Brown, Pink and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at Clark/Lake and walk one block east on Lake and one and a half blocks north on Dearborn. From the Red Line subway, exit at Lake and walk one block west on Lake and one and a half blocks north on Dearborn. Served by buses 22, 24, 29, 36 and 62.

Metro

Located at 3730 N. Clark.
From the Red Line, exit at Addison. Walk one and a half blocks west on Addison and one and a half blocks north on Clark. Also served by bus 22.

The Riviera

Located at 4746 N. Racine.
From the Red Line, exit at Lawrence and walk one block west on Lawrence to Racine. Also served by buses 36 and 81.

United Center

Located at 1901 W. Madison.
From the Orange, Green and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at Madison/Wabash and board bus 20 west on Madison. From the Red Line subway, exit at Washington and walk one block south to Madison and board bus 20 west. From the Brown Line elevated, exit at Washington/Wells. Walk one block south to Madison and board bus 20 west. From the Blue Line, exit at Medical Center and use the Damen Avenue exit. Walk two blocks north. Also served by bus 50. For Bulls and Blackhawks games only, bus 19 takes you there as well.

The Vic

Located at 3145 N. Sheffield.
From the Brown, Red and Purple Line Express lines, exit at Belmont. Walk a half a block west. Also served by bus 77.

 

 

Museums

Art Institute of Chicago

Located on Michigan and Adams.
From the Green, Orange, Brown and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at Adams/Wabash and walk one block east on Adams. From the Red and Blue Line subways, exit at Jackson. Walk two or three blocks east on Jackson and a half a block north on Michigan. Also served by buses 3, 4, 6, 7, 14, 147, and 151. Weekday rush periods only - buses 1, 26, 28 and 148. Weekends and holidays (mid-May through Labor Day) - bus 130 from Ogilvie Transportation Center and Union Station.

DuSable Museum

Located at 740 E. 56th Place.
From the Red and Green lines, exit at Garfield and board bus 55 east to Cottage Grove. Walk one and a half blocks south on Cottage Grove. Also served by bus 4. Weekday rush periods only - bus 2.

Museum Campus

Located east of Lake Shore Drive on McFetridge.
Field Museum of Natural History, Adler Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium.
From the Red Line subway, or the Green and Orange elevated lines, exit at Roosevelt. Board bus 146 east to the Museum Campus. Also served by bus 146, accessible from the Orange, Brown and Purple Line Express elevated lines at Library-State/Van Buren. Weekends and holidays (mid-May through Labor Day) - bus 130 from Ogilvie Transportation Center and Union Station.

Museum of Contemporary Art

Located at Mies van der Rohe and Chicago.
From the Red and Blue Line subways, or the Brown and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at the Chicago station and board bus 66 east. Also served by buses 3, 10 and 157.

Museum of Science and Industry

Located at Lake Shore Drive and 57th Street.
From the Red and Green lines, exit at Garfield. Board bus 55 east to the museum. Also served by bus 15, as well as buses 6 and 10 from Downtown. Weekday rush periods only - bus 28.

National Museum of Mexican Art

Located at 1852 W. 19th Street.
From the Pink Line, exit at 18th and walk a half a block west to Wood and two blocks south to 19th Street and then a half a block west to the museum. Also served by buses 18 and 50.

Polish Museum of America

Located at 984 N. Milwaukee.
From the Blue Line (O’Hare branch), exit at Division and walk four blocks southeast on Milwaukee to the museum. Also served by buses 9 and 56.

 

 

Shopping

State Street Shopping

Located along downtown State Street.
From the Red Line subway, exit at Lake, Washington, Monroe or Jackson. From the Blue Line subway, exit at Washington, Monroe or Jackson, and walk one block east to State Street. From the Green, Brown and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at Randolph/Wabash, Madison/Wabash, or Adams/Wabash and walk one block west. Also served by buses 6, 7, 10, 14, 20, 29, 36, 56, 60, 62, 124, 126, 146, 147, 151 and 157. Weekday rush periods - buses 1, 2, 28 and 148.

Ford City

Located at 75th Street and Cicero.
Served by buses 54B and 79.

Harlem/Irving Plaza

Located at Harlem and Irving Park.
Served by buses 78, 80, and 90.

Lincolnwood Town Center

Located at McCormick and Touhy in Lincolnwood.
Served by bus 96 (weekdays only).

Magnificent Mile

Located along Michigan Avenue between Chicago Avenue and the Chicago River.
From the Red Line subway, exit at the Chicago station and walk three blocks east. From the Blue Line subway, Brown Line and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at the Chicago station and board a 66 bus east. Also served by buses 3, 10, 29, 65, 66, 146, 147, 151, and 157. Weekday rush periods only - 2, 26, 120, 121, 125, 143 and 148.

The Plaza

Located at 95th Street and Western in Evergreen Park.
Served by bus 95W.

Water Tower Place

Located at Pearson and Michigan.
From the Red Line subway, exit at the Chicago station. Walk three blocks east on Chicago and one block north on Michigan. From the Blue Line subway, Brown Line and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at the Chicago station. Board a 66 bus east and exit at Michigan Avenue. Walk a half a block north. Also served by buses 10, 146, 147, 151 and 157. Weekday rush periods - buses 125, 143 and 148.

Westfield Shoppingtown Old Orchard

Located at Golf Road and Skokie Blvd. in Skokie.
Served by buses 54A and 97.

 

 

Sports

*See the Take CTA to the Game page for additional details.

Soldier Field

Located at 16th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
From the Red Line subway, Orange and Green elevated lines, exit at Roosevelt. Board bus 146 east. Also served by bus 146, accessible from the Orange, Purple, and Brown Line elevated at Library-State/Van Buren. On Chicago Bears game days, you can board bus 128, the Soldier Field Express, from Ogilvie Transportation Center and Union Station.

United Center

Located at 1901 W. Madison.
From the Orange, Green and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at Madison/Wabash and board bus 20 west on Madison.. From the Red Line subway, exit at Washington and walk one block south to Madison. Board bus 20 west. From the Brown Line elevated, exit at Washington/Wells. Walk one block south to Madison and board bus 20 west. From the Blue Line, exit at Medical Center and use the Damen Avenue exit. Walk two blocks north. Also served by bus 50. For Bulls and Blackhawks games only, bus 19 takes you there as well.

U.S. Cellular Field

Located at 35th Street and Wentworth.
From the Red Line, exit at Sox-35th. Walk one block west. From the Green Line, exit at 35th - Bronzeville - IIT. Walk two and a half blocks west. Also served by buses 24, 35 and 39.

Wrigley Field

Located at 1060 W. Addison.
From the Red Line, exit at Addison. Walk one half block west. Southbound Purple Line Express trains also stop here before Cubs weekday night games. Also served by buses 8, 22 and 152.

 

 

Transportation

O'Hare Airport

Take the Blue Line north to O'Hare.

Midway Airport

Take the Orange Line south to Midway. Also served by buses 54B, 55N, 59, 62H, 63 and 63W. Weekday rush periods only - buses 55A and 165.

LaSalle Street Station

Located at Van Buren and LaSalle.
From the Brown, Orange and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at LaSalle/Van Buren and walk a half a block south. From the Red Line subway, exit at Jackson. Walk one block south to Van Buren and three blocks west to LaSalle. From the Blue Line subway, exit at LaSalle.

Ogilvie Transportation Center

Located at Madison and Canal.
From the Green Line elevated, exit at Clinton and walk three blocks south . From the Brown, Orange and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at Washington/Wells. Walk one block south to Madison and board any westbound bus on Madison. From the Red and Blue Line subways, exit at Washington. Walk one block south and board any westbound bus on Madison. Also served by buses 14, 20, 56, 60, 124 and 157. Weekday rush periods only - bus 120. Weekends and holidays (mid-May through Labor Day) - bus 130.

Randolph Street Station

Located at Randolph and Michigan.
From the Red and Blue Line subways, exit at Washington. Walk two to three blocks east to Michigan. From the Green, Orange, Brown and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at Randolph/Wabash and walk one block east. Also served by buses 3, 4, 124, 147, 151 and 157. Weekday rush periods only - buses 26, 143 and 148.

Union Station

Located on Canal, between Jackson and Adams.
From the Blue Line subway, exit at Clinton and walk two blocks north. From the Orange, Brown and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at Quincy and walk three blocks west on either Jackson or Adams. Also served by buses 7, 60, 124, 125, 126, 151, 156 and 157. Weekday rush periods only - 1, 28, 121 and 125. Weekends and holidays (mid-May through Labor Day) - bus 130.

Van Buren Street Station

Located at Van Buren and Michigan.
From the Red and Blue Line subways, exit at Jackson and walk one block south to Van Buren and two or three blocks east to Michigan. From the Brown, Orange and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at Library-State/Van Buren. Walk two blocks east on Van Buren to Michigan. From the Green Line elevated, exit at Adams/Wabash. Walk one block east to Michigan and two blocks south to Van Buren. Also served by buses 3, 4, 6, 7, 14, 126 and 147. Weekday rush periods only - 1, 26 and 28. Weekends and holidays (mid-May through Labor Day) - bus 130.

Greyhound Bus Terminal (Downtown)

Located at Harrison and Jefferson.
From the Blue Line subway, exit at Clinton. Walk one block south on Clinton and one block west on Harrison. Also accessible by buses 7, 60, 125, 156 and 157.

Greyhound Bus Terminal (Skokie)

Located at 5001 Dempster.
From the Yellow Line (Skokie Swift), exit at Skokie. Also served by bus 97.

Greyhound Bus Terminal (95th Street)

Located at 14 West 95th.
From the Red Line, exit at 95th/Dan Ryan. Also served by buses N5, N9, 34, 95E, 95W, 103, 106, 108, 111, 112 and 119. Weekday rush periods only - bus 100.

 

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