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
Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park
Fri. 7/20 to Sun. 7/22 from 12 noon to 10:30 p.m.
- Rail: Longer trains on Green and Blue lines; More frequent service on Pink Line
- Bus: #9 Ashland
Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert at Northerly Island
Sat. 7/21 from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
- Bus: #130 Museum Campus and #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express
- Rail: Night Games - Later service on Yellow Line; Additional PM rush service on Red Line (weekdays only)
- Bus: Additional service on #80 Irving Park and #152 Addison before/after all games and concerts
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs
- Thurs. 7/19 at 6:05 p.m. Fri. 7/20 at 1:20 p.m. Sat. 7/21 at 12:05 and 6:15 p.m. (double header) and Sun. 7/22 at 1:20 p.m.
Arizona D-backs vs. Chicago Cubs:
- Mon. 7/23 and Tues. 7/24 at 7:05 p.m. and Wed. 7/25 at 1:20 p.m.
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 1-day unlimited ride tickets ($10) or single-ride tickets ($3) from all Ventra vending machines. Single-ride tickets 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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