Vending Machine Locations

Fare Vending Machine Locations

You can buy farecards and add value to them at hundreds of vending machines located at CTA 'L' stations. 

Ventra Vending Machines cashcredit cards 

Ventra TM Vending Machines are now located in every CTA 'L' station and at CTA Headquarters at 567 W Lake St., Chicago. These new machines do the following:

  • Load value for regular fares onto your Ventra transit account.
  • Load any unlimited-ride pass onto your Ventra transit account.
  • Buy new Ventra Cards.
  • Buy new, disposable Ventra Tickets.
  • Accept cash or credit/debit cards for fare purchase.


Transit Card Vending Machines cash

These machines accept cash and coin and can load value to a Transit Card or Chicago Card you already have.

Note: Fewer Transit Card Vending Machines will be available as we make room for new Ventra Vending Machines. On November 15 you will no longer be able to add value at these machines and the remainder will be removed.

  • At all CTA 'L' stations (CTA train stations)
  • Metropolitan and national rail terminals in Chicago:
    • Chicago-Union Station (Metra BNSF, Heritage Corridor, Southwest Service and Milwaukee District lines, and all Amtrak service—vending machine located in Metra ticket area)
    • LaSalle Street Station (Metra Rock Island District terminal)
    • Millennium Station (Metra Electric lines & NICTD South Shore Line terminal)
    • Ogilvie Transportation Center (Metra Union Pacific lines terminal)
    • Van Buren Station (Metra Electric lines & NICTD South Shore Line station)
  • CTA Headquarters: 567 W Lake St, 2nd Floor Sales Center (Chicago)
  • Currency Exchange: 79th/Jeffery, (Chicago)
  • Jewel Food Stores: 3400 N. Western Ave., (Chicago)
  • Dominick's #1130: 2101 E. 71st St., (Chicago)
  • The Museum of Science and Industry (inside main entrance area off of Museum Drive)
  • Navy Pier
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital:
    • Feinberg Pavillion, 251 E. Huron, 2nd Fl.
    • Prentice Women's Hospital, 250 E Superior, 2nd Fl.

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