CTA is Your Most Affordable Ride During These Spring Days

May 9, 2024

CTA’s trains and buses are the best and most convenient ways to get to various sporting events and more festivities across Chicago; Weekend construction work to temporarily impact the Blue Line

CTA is one of the best modes of transportation as you travel across the city. Customers can save money by purchasing an unlimited rides pass, either the 1-Day ($5) – far more economical and convenient than the price of gas and parking - or the 3-Day ($15) pass – a real budget-saving move.

Service for Upcoming Events

Soldier Field

Service on the #146 Inner Lake Shore/Michigan Express route

  • New England Revolution vs. Chicago Fire FC – Wed. 5/15 at 7:30 p.m.

Guaranteed Rate Field

  • Cleveland Guardians vs. White Sox – Thu. 5/9 and Fri. 5/10 at 6:40 p.m., Sat. 5/11 at 6:10 p.m. and Sun. 5/12 at 1:10 p.m.
  • Washington Nationals vs. White Sox – Mon. 5/13 and Tue. 5/14 at 6:40 p.m., Wed. 5/15 at 1:10 p.m. 


  • Red Line: Guaranteed Rate Field is just one block west of the Sox-35th station.
  • Green Line: The 35th-Bronzeville-IIT station is just three blocks east of the ballpark.
  • #35 31st/35th: The #35 route (which connects with Orange and Green lines) is the main bus route providing service to the stadium and operates during all game times.
  • Adjacent bus routes: Several CTA bus routes serve the ballpark area, including:
    • #1 Bronzeville/Union Station (during Monday – Friday rush periods only)
    • #4 Cottage Grove
    • #24 Wentworth
    • #29 State (which runs Monday – Friday to 8:30 p.m.)
    • #31 31st (which runs Monday – Friday to 7 p.m.)
    • #39 Pershing (which connects with Orange and Green lines)
    • #44 Wallace/Racine

Weekend Work to Temporarily Impact Blue Line Service

  • Rail service will be temporarily suspended from 10 p.m., Fri. 5/10 and 4 a.m., Mon. 5/13, between the Illinois Medical District station and the UIC-Halsted station due to construction work at the Racine Blue Line station and Morgan substation. (More details)
  • The Blue Line will operate between O’Hare and UIC-Halsted and between Forest Park and Illinois Medical District.
  • Shuttle buses will operate in both directions between Illinois Medical District and UIC-Halsted.

Know before you go!

The CTA strongly recommends customers allow extra travel time and plan ahead by downloading the Ventra app, which allows you to manage your Ventra account, and also features a new trip planning tool powered by Google Maps. 

Fare payment options: We offer a variety of convenient payment options—from smart devices to contactless credit cards. Learn more about payment options and ways you can maximize your dollars with our lower-priced unlimited-ride passes by visiting: transitchicago.com/fares/

Service updates: Stay in the loop on CTA service changes and alerts by subscribing to CTA Updates. For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.

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