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