Adelante con CTA this Cinco de Mayo!

May 2, 2024

CTA’s trains and buses are the safest and most affordable ways to get to heritage celebrations, Derby day parties and various sporting events, parades, and more across Chicago

Travel on CTA to get to all your fun activities around town including exciting parades, farmers markets and Kentucky Derby celebrations. Customers can avoid the hassle of traffic and parking while saving money with an unlimited rides pass, either the 1-Day ($5) – much cheaper than the price of gas - or the 3-Day ($15) pass.

Service for Upcoming Events

Polish Constitution Day Parade

Columbus Drive, between Balbo Drive and Monroe Street – Sat. 5/4 11:30 a.m.


  • Rail: All rail lines downtown will get you access to the race area.
    • Loop Elevated: Exit at either Washington/Wabash or Adams/Wabash
    • Red and Blue Lines: Exit at Jackson and walk a couple blocks east
  • Bus: Several CTA bus routes in the area will be rerouted, including the following:
    • #6 Jackson Park Express
    • #J14 Jeffery Jump

For additional route information check our website: https://www.transitchicago.com/schedules/

Cinco De Mayo Parade

Pilsen, Cermak from Damen to Marshall – Sun. 5/5 at 12 p.m.


  • Rail: Take the Pink Line and exit at the Damen, Western, California and Kedzie stations.
  • Bus: Several CTA bus routes in the area will be rerouted, including the following:
    • #21 Cermak
    • #49 Western
    • #50 Damen
    • #94 California

For additional route information check our website: https://www.transitchicago.com/schedules/

Soldier Field

Service on the #146 Inner Lake Shore/Michigan Express route

  • New England Revolution vs. Chicago Fire FC – Sat. 5/4 at 7:30 p.m.

Wrigley Field

  • Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs – Fri. 5/3, Sat. 5/4, and Sun. 5/5 at 1:20 p.m.
  • San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs – Mon. 5/6 and Tue. 5/7 at 6:40 p.m., Wed. 5/8 at 1:20 p.m.


  • Red Line: The Addison station is located just a half block east of Wrigley Field.
  • Purple Line (New!): Before weeknight games only, Loop-bound Purple Line Express trains will stop at the Addison station.
  • Yellow Line: Take the Yellow Line and transfer at Howard to the Red Line; continue to Addison station. To accommodate fans returning home, the Yellow Line will run for an hour later from Howard – until midnight – for all night games at Wrigley Field.
  • #152 Addison:  The #152 route will provide additional service on Cubs game days, with more frequent service two hours before and one hour after all games.
  • #80 Irving Park: The #80 route will provide additional service before the games, timed to meet the inbound UP-NW Metra trains at Irving Park.
  • Adjacent bus routes: Several CTA bus routes serve the Wrigley Field area, including:
  • #8 Halsted
  • #22 Clark
  • #36 Broadway
  • #151 Sheridan

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. 

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 changes and alerts by subscribing to CTA Updates. For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.

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