79 79th

Bus route information

Owl (overnight) service available
All CTA buses are accessible

Service description: See schedule for full details.

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.

Between 79th/Western and 79th/Lakefront
All times weekdays, All times Saturday, All times Sunday
Ford City Mall east to 79th/Lakefront
5:15a-12:20a weekdays, 6:15a-12:20a Saturday, 6:20a-12:20a Sunday
79th/Lakefront west to Ford City Mall
4:15a-11:20p weekdays, 5:05a-11:10p Saturday, 5:10a-11:15p Sunday
Extended service daily for Dart Container shift changes.

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

Service alerts

Current alerts 2
Temporary Reroute
Planned Reroute

#79 buses will operate in both directions via 79th, Ashland, 76th, Racine, and 79th, during the Stop the violence March.

Temporary Reroute
Planned Reroute

EB #79 buses will operate via 79th, Greenwood, 76th, Stony Island, and 79th. WB #79 buses will operate via 79th, South Chicago, 76th, Greenwood, and 79th.

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