A #19 bus downtown

 19 United Center Express

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Service Description: For all Bulls and Blackhawks games and other selected events at United Center. 

  • Buses operate from Michigan and Randolph every 16 minutes, starting 90 minutes before event, until start of event.
  • Buses operate south on Michigan and west on Madison when heading to United Center.
  • After event, buses operate every few minutes for up to one hour.
  • No stops are made between Halsted and United Center.

Call 312-836-7000 for more information.

Upcoming selected event dates

This list shows the dates for when we operate service for selected events (in addition to the #19 United Center Express service that is provided for all Bulls and Blackhawks games at United Center).

For each of these events, buses to the event operate from Michigan and Randolph every 16 minutes starting 90 minutes before the event, until the start of the event and will operate every few minutes after the event ends for up to an hour (unless otherwise noted).

Buses pick people up at bus stops on Michigan, southbound, and then on Madison, westbound, through Madison/Halsted and then run express to the United Center.

Event Date Event time Event Service notes
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 8:00 PM U2  
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 8:00 PM U2  
Friday, June 1, 2018 7:30 PM Depeche Mode  
Wednesday, June 5, 2018 8:00 PM Paul Simon  
Saturday, June 9, 2018 7:30 PM UFC  
Friday, June 29, 2018 6:00 PM BIG 3 Basketball  
Saturday, June 30, 2018 8:00 PM Harry Styles  


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New Schedules in Effect
Special note

Beginning Sunday, June 17, updated schedules will go into effect for several bus routes.

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