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
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Fri. 1/5 at 7:30 p.m.
Edmonton Oilers vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Sun. 1/7* at 2 p.m.
Houston Rockets vs. Chicago Bulls - Mon. 1/8* at 7 p.m.
Minnesota Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Wed. 1/10* at 7 p.m.
*Reminder: Beginning Sunday, January 7, CTA’s base fares will increase by 25 cents to $2.25/bus and $2.50/rail; 10-cent and 15-cent increases in reduced fares to $1.10/bus and $1.25/rail; $5 increase in 30-day unlimited-ride pass price. All other fares and passes—including student fares—remain at the current price.
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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