CTA is the Most Convenient, Affordable Way to Get to Chicago Sporting Events

April 19, 2018

Leave the hassle of traffic and expensive parking behind and let us take you there!

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is the most convenient, reliable and affordable way to see your favorite teams in action. Whether you’re rooting for the Cubs or the White Sox, the Blackhawks or the Bulls, our buses and trains help you avoid the hassles of traffic, expensive parking and long walks to sporting venues.

Wrigley Field (Cubs)

  • Rail: Yellow Line and Red Line
  • Bus: #80 Irving Park and #152 Addison

Guaranteed Rate Field (White Sox)

  • Rail: Red Line and Green Line
  • Bus: #4 Cottage Grove, #24 Wentworth, #29 State, #31 31st, #35 35th, #39 Pershing and #44 Wallace/Racine

United Center (Blackhawks and Bulls)

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

Buy your unlimited ride passes and fares in advance
CTA recommends allowing plenty of travel time and purchasing fares and unlimited-ride passes ahead of time. 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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