"Do you Hear What I Hear?" CTA is the Season’s Best Choice for Getting to All the Holiday Fun - Conveniently and Affordably

December 16, 2021

Extra service provided for various sporting events

In between holiday shopping and festivities, don’t forget to board our beloved Allstate CTA Holiday Train and Allstate CTA Holiday Bus! The brightly lit, fully decorated vehicles are return this year, allowing passengers to board - while wearing masks and social distancing, of course! Schedule information and additional details can be found here.

Riders can now spend even less by taking advantage of CTA’s permanent discount on three of its most popular unlimited ride passes:

  • 1-day/24-hour pass: $5 (down from $10)
  • 3-day/72-hour pass: $15 (down from $20)
  • 7-day pass: $20 (down from $28)

Holiday Service
Leave the hassles of traffic and parking behind this holiday season and let CTA take you to either the O’Hare International Airport via the Blue Line (approx. 40 minutes from Clark/Lake) or to Midway International Airport via the Orange Line (approx. 30 minutes from the Loop).

  • Fri. 12/24 (Christmas Eve) –Sunday schedule 
  • Sat. 12/25 (Christmas Day) – Saturday schedule
  • Sun. 12/26 – Sunday schedule
  • Fri. 12/31 (New Year’s Eve) – Sunday schedule; additional bus and rail service for New Year’s Eve Fireworks event at Navy Pier and the Chicago River
  • Sat.1/1 (New Year’s Day) – Saturday schedule
  • Sun. 1/2 – Sunday schedule  

Full travel details are available at transitchicago.com/alerts. CTA recommends allowing extra travel time as well as purchasing fares or unlimited ride passes ahead of time.

Service for Upcoming Events
United Center

Extra service on the #20 Madison before each event, and extra service on the #19 United Center Express and the #50 Damen routes after each event

  • Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Fri. 12/17 at 7:30 p.m.*
  • 107.5 WGCI Big Jam Concert – Sat. 12/18 at 7 p.m.
  • LA Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls - Sun. 12/19 at 7 p.m. *
  • Houston Rockets vs. Chicago Bulls - Mon. 12/20 at 7 p.m.*
  • Florida Panthers vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Tue. 12/21 at 7:30 p.m.*         
  • Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls - Wed. 12/22 at 7 p.m.*

*NOTE: Scheduled Bulls and Blackhawks games are subject to change, based upon NBA and NHL COVID-19 protocols and procedures.

Soldier Field
Extra service on the #128 Solder Field Express #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express

  • Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears – Mon. 12/20 at 7:15 p.m. 

Know before you go!
The CTA strongly recommends customers allow extra travel time and plan ahead by using the Google Transit Trip Planner and purchasing fares in advance.

Masks are required on CTA: Per federal mandate, masks or face coverings are required on all CTA properties -- even if you are vaccinated. Free masks are available on every bus and at every rail station.

More information about CTA’s efforts to provide the safest and healthiest transit experience can be found at transitchicago.com/ready.

Stay in the Loop on CTA service and follow us 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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