72 North

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Service description: See schedule for full details. Note: Service is extended to North Avenue Beach weekends and holidays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, and daily from mid-June thru August, 9am - 9:30pm.

First bus/last bus

Spans of service below show when first bus departs terminal of origin through last bus departs terminal of origin. First and last buses reach mid-route stops later than these times-see schedule or use trip planner for specific times when service works for you.

North/Narragansett east to North/Clark
4:10a-12:50a weekdays, 4:10a-12:45a Saturday, 4:15a-12:40p Sunday
North/Clark west to North/Narragansett
4:00a-12:45a weekdays, 4:00a-12:30a Saturday, 4:05a-12:25a Sunday
North/Harlem east to North/Clark
4:05a-12:45a weekdays, 4:10a-11:10p Saturday, 6:40a-12:40a Sunday
North/Clark west to North/Harlem
4:00a-12:45a weekdays, 4:00a-10:05p Saturday, 5:55a-12:25a Sunday
Extended to North Av. Beach weekends and holidays from Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day, and daily from mid-June thru August, 9a-9:30p.
Later westbound service to North/Pulaski until 1:30am.

(Precise hours of service may vary depending on where along the route you are.)

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Starting Sunday, September 6, updated schedules have gone into effect on some CTA bus routes. See latest schedules at

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