Baseball Season is Back! Avoid the Curveballs from Driving and Take CTA to/from Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs Games

March 29, 2024

CTA’s trains and buses will get you around the diamond in no time and are the most convenient and affordable ways to get to Guaranteed Rate Field and Wrigley Field

As American as apple pie, CTA trains and buses will transport baseball fans whether their fans of the South Siders or North Siders. Customers can save money by purchasing an unlimited rides pass, either the 1-Day ($5) – far more economical and convenient than the price of gas and parking - or the 3-Day ($15) pass – a budget-saving move that’ll leave you extra money for a ballpark dog.

Baseball isn’t all there is to do in the coming week. Hop on CTA and get around faster than the Easter Bunny to other great events happening across Chicagoland in the coming week.   

Service for Upcoming Events

United Center

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

  • Bad Bunny – Thu. 3/28, Fri. 3/29 and Sat. 3/30 at 8 p.m.
  • Atlanta Hawks vs. Chicago Bulls – Mon. 4/1 at 7 p.m.

Wrigley Field

  • Home Opener: Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs – Mon. 4/1 at 1:20 p.m., Tue. 4/2 an Wed. 4/3 at 6:40 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. The #152 route connects to the Blue Line and riders can exit at the Blue Line Addison station.
  • #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

Guaranteed Rate Field

  • Detroit Tigers vs. White Sox – Sat. 3/30 and Sun. 3/31 at 1:10 p.m.
  • Atlanta Braves vs. White Sox – Mon. 4/1 at 1:10 p.m., Tue. 4/2 at 6:40 p.m. and Wed. 4/3 at 1:10 p.m.


  • Red Line: Guaranteed Rate Field is just one block west of the Sox-35th station.
  • Green Line: The 35th-Bronzeville-IIT station is just three blocks east of the ballpark.
  • #35 35th: The #35 route (which connects with Orange and Green lines) is the main bus route providing service to the stadium and operates during all game times.
  • Adjacent bus routes: Several CTA bus routes serve the ballpark area, including:
    • #1 Bronzeville/Union Station (during Monday – Friday rush periods only)
    • #4 Cottage Grove
    • #24 Wentworth
    • #29 State (which runs Monday – Friday to 8:30 p.m.)
    • #31 31st (which runs Monday – Friday to 7 p.m.)
    • #39 Pershing (which connects with Orange and Green lines)
    • #44 Wallace/Racine

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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