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Ensure Your Thanksgiving Travels are Convenient and Affordable with CTA

November 23, 2021

Holiday service schedule below; extra service provided for various sporting events

While taking CTA to get to Chicago’s various “Turkey Day” festivities, don’t forget to board our beloved Holiday Train and Bus! The brightly lit, fully decorated vehicles are back this year, allowing passengers to board - while wearing masks and social distancing, of course! Schedule information and additional details can be found here.

Even better, CTA riders can spend even less by taking advantage of the agency’s now 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)

Thanksgiving Holiday Service

Leave the hassles of traffic and parking behind this Thanksgiving 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).

  • Thu. 11/25 (Thanksgiving Day) - Sunday/holiday bus and rail schedule 

Full travel details are available at transitchicago.com/alerts. CTA recommends allowing plenty of travel time and purchasing fares and unlimited ride passes ahead of time.

Extra Service for Upcoming Events

United Center

Extra service on #20 Madison and #50 Damen for the following events:

  • St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Fri. 11/26 at 2:30 p.m.  
  • Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls - Sat. 11/27 at 7 p.m.
  • San Jose Sharks vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Sun. 11/28 at 6 p.m.
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Chicago Bulls - Mon. 11/29 at 7 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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