Let CTA Transport You to All the Fun and Excitement at the 2023 Chicago Auto Show

February 9, 2023

Service to/from sporting events at the United Center and the Auto Show at McCormick Place

If you plan on attending this year’s Auto Show at McCormick Place, public transit is the best option, even for suburban car enthusiasts. CTA and Metra are the most eco-friendly and affordable travel options to the Auto Show and help you avoid the struggles of driving, like high parking fees and long parking lines. Customers can save even more money by purchasing an unlimited rides pass, either the 1-Day ($5), the 3-Day ($15) or the 7-day ($20) pass.

Service for Upcoming Events

2023 Chicago Auto Show 

McCormick Place (South Building) – Sat. 2/11 through Sun. 2/19 at 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Mon. 2/20 at 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

CTA Train and Bus

  • Rail: Take the Green Line and exit at the Cermak-McCormick Place station.
  • Bus: The #3 King Drive and the #21 Cermak bus routes provide service to McCormick Place.

Special CTA Auto Show Shuttle Bus

Take the Auto Show shuttle bus to McCormick Place. The shuttle bus provides a fast ride to and from McCormick Place, for:

  • Union Station (Southbound on Clinton at Quincy or Eastbound on Jackson at the River)
  • Ogilvie Transportation Center (Southbound on Clinton at Madison)
  • LaSalle Street Station (Eastbound on Jackson at Financial Place)

For Metra riders taking Metra to downtown, the bus will operate from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day for the duration of the Auto Show. Signs on the buses will indicate “Auto Show.” The shuttle bus fare is $2.25.

United Center

Get to and from the following events via #20 Madison and #50 Damen routes. Customers can also take the #19 United Center Express post event:

  • Arizona Coyotes vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Fri. 2/10 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls – Mon. 2/13 at 7 p.m.

Know before you go!

The CTA strongly recommends customers allow extra travel time and plan ahead by downloading the Ventra app, which allows you to manage your Ventra account, and also features a new trip planning tool powered by Google Maps. 

Masks are no longer required on CTA: While the city continues to see low levels of transmission of COVID-19, customers and employees who wish to continue wearing masks are encouraged to do so. We ask all customers to be courteous and respectful to fellow riders.

Fare payment options: We offer a variety of convenient payment options—from smart devices to contactless credit cards. Learn more about payment options and ways you can maximize your dollars with our lower-priced unlimited-ride passes by visiting: transitchicago.com/fares/

Service updates: Stay in the Loop on CTA service and follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@CTA) for system travel updates and alerts. For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.

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