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
Rail: Green, Pink and Blue lines
Bus: #19 United Center Express, #20 Madison and #50 Damen
Xscape concert – Fri., 12/15 at 7:30 p.m.
Illinois vs. New Mexico State (NCAA Men’s Basketball) – Sat., 12/16 at 7 p.m.
Minnesota Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Sun., 12/17 at 6 p.m.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls – Mon., 12/18 at 7 p.m.
Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls – Wed., 12/20 at 7 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 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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