CTA: Extra Service for Blackhawks, Bulls, Bears and Northwestern Games

October 5, 2017

Full travel details are available at transitchicago.com/alerts. CTA recommends allowing plenty of travel time and purchasing fares and unlimited-ride passes ahead of time. More information about purchasing fares is below.

Event service/extra service

United Center
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Thurs. 10/5 at 7:30 p.m. 
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls – Fri. 10/6 at 7 p.m.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Sat. 10/7 at 7:30 p.m.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Chicago Bulls – Sun. 10/8 at 6 p.m.

  • Rail: Green, Pink and Blue lines
  • Bus: #19 United Center Express, #20 Madison and #50 Damen


Northwestern Game at Ryan Field – Saturday 10/7 at 11 a.m.

  • Rail: Purple Line


Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears at Soldier Field – Monday 10/9 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Rail: Red, Orange, Green lines
  • Bus: #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express, #128 Soldier Field Express


Buy your unlimited ride passes and fares in advance

Avoid long lines to buy fares! Customers can add  unlimited ride passes (1-day, 3-day, 7-day and 30-day) or add money to pay per-ride to their Ventra cards ahead of time via the free Ventra app, at rail station Ventra vending machines, online or at more than 1,000 local retailers (for locations visit ventrachicago.com or the Ventra app).

Customers can also purchase from Ventra vending machines 1-day unlimited ride tickets ($10) or single-ride tickets ($3) that include up to two transfers in two hours. Customers can also pay their fares with their personal contactless debit or credit cards.

Stay in the Loop on CTA Service
Plan your trip using the Google Transit Trip Planner. Be sure to also check out CTA on Facebook or Twitter (@CTA) for system travel updates and alerts. For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.

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