The Chicago Transit Authority is a convenient travel option for those heading to the 2011 Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place North and South. Buses will operate during all show hours beginning Friday, February 11 through Sunday, February 20.
#3 King Drive
Service to McCormick Place will be provided from North Michigan Avenue and the South Side every six to 15 minutes via #3 King Drive buses during the show hours.
From North Riverside Park Mall on the West Side and from Mercy Hospital on the South Side, #21 buses will operate to McCormick Place approximately every 11 to 20 minutes.
In addition, customers also can take the CTA's Red Line and transfer to #21 buses at the Cermak-Chinatown station.
#129 West Loop/South Loop
The #129 West Loop/South Loop route is an alternative option and operates between the Ogilvie Transportation Center and McCormick place during weekday rush periods only.
Auto Show Shuttle Service
CTA will provide bus shuttle service between downtown rail lines and McCormick Place during the weekends and on weekdays.
Downtown – McCormick Place
Special Auto Show buses will start their trips from Ogilvie Transportation Center on Clinton at Madison, making stops south on Clinton and east on Jackson to Wabash. A stop also will be made on Columbus at 11th Street to serve the Museum Campus.
From Columbus and 11th Street, the buses will run express to McCormick Place. Customers can connect to buses on Jackson from the Blue Line at Dearborn, the Red Line at State, and from Brown, Green, Orange and Pink Line trains serving the Adams/Wabash station (one block north of Jackson).
Service will operate approximately every 15 to 20 minutes on weekdays and every eight to 15 minutes on weekends from 9 a.m. until one hour after the show closes.
Halsted/Orange Line – McCormick Place (Weekends Only)
On weekends only, a shuttle will operate approximately every 15 minutes between McCormick Place and the Halsted Orange Line station beginning 30 minutes before the Auto Show opens until approximately one hour after it closes. From the Halsted Orange Line station, shuttle buses will travel via Archer, Clark, Cermak, King Drive to McCormick Place. Outbound buses will travel the reverse route.
For bus customers who use CTA fare media, fares are $2 and transfers are an additional 25 cents. For rail customers the fare is $2.25 and transfers are an additional 25 cents. The fare for bus customers paying cash is $2.25. Transfers are not available for customers paying fares in cash.
For further information about CTA service, visit the CTA website at www.transitchicago.com or call 312-836-7000.
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