Let CTA Take You Out to the Ball Game this Season

April 2, 2012
Whether you’re a South Sider or a North Sider, the CTA provides convenient service to games at both ballparks throughout the entire season. The Cubs host their first game of the season against the Washington Nationals Thursday, April 5, and the Chicago White Sox open at home against the Detroit Tigers on Friday, April 13.
 

CTA Service to Wrigley Field

The Red Line offers direct service to Wrigley Field via the accessible station at Addison. Customers can transfer to the Red Line from all other rail lines and most east-west bus routes.
 
#8 Halsted
#8 buses operate northbound/southbound on Halsted Street between 79th Street and Broadway/Waveland.
 
#22 Clark
Northbound #22 buses run north through the Loop on Dearborn and south on Clark from the CTA Howard Terminal (Red/Purple/Yellow).
 
#152 Addison
For all Cubs games, additional service is provided on the #152 route as crowds warrant, starting 2½ hours before game time and operating until approximately one hour after games end. #152 buses operate on Addison from Cumberland on the west to Lake Shore Drive on the east.
 
#154 Wrigley Field Express
Buses operate nights and weekends and provide direct service to Wrigley Field from parking lots at DeVry University – on Rockwell, a quarter-mile west of Western and a quarter-mile south of Addison.
 
Service begins three hours before each game and runs until one hour after night games end and two hours after weekend games end. A $6 fee includes parking at DeVry and round-trip bus transit for a carload of fans. Fans not parking at DeVry can take the #154 for a regular CTA bus fare.
 

CTA Service to U.S. Cellular Field

The Red Line provides service to the Sox-35th Street station, just a short walk to U.S. Cellular Field. There are free connections from the Purple and Yellow lines at Howard and from all elevated lines in the Loop or from Brown Line trains at Belmont and Fullerton.
 
The Green Line is another rail option for commuters with trains stopping at the accessible 35th-Bronzeville-IIT station, also located just a few blocks from U.S. Cellular Field. Fans can transfer from the Green Line to #35 35th Street buses which stop in front of the ballpark.
 
Orange Line customers can reach the ballpark via the 35th/Archer station with a transfer to the #35 buses or the #39 Pershing buses. #35 buses stop at stations on the Green, Orange and Red lines at 35th Street. The #39 diverts to the Sox-35th Red Line station and the 35th/Archer Orange Line stations and operates until 10 p.m. on weekdays.
 
#24 Wentworth
On weekdays through early evening, #24 buses serve the ballpark from Clark Street downtown, and from 79th Street via Vincennes, Wentworth and LaSalle. 
 
#29 State
Buses serving the #29 route operate on State Street between the 95th/Dan Ryan Red Line terminal and Navy Pier, which offer another nearby travel option for those heading to U.S. Cellular Field.
 

Stay in the Loop on CTA Service

Fans can use CTA Bus Tracker  and CTA Train Tracker to help plan their travel to see the ball games. Be sure to also check out CTA on Facebook or Twitter (@CTA) for timely system travel updates and alerts. 
 
Bus customers using CTA fare media card pay $2.00 to ride. For rail customers or customers paying cash on the bus, the fare is $2.25. CTA fare media card holders may transfer for a 25 cent fee. Transfers are not available for cash-paying customers.
 
For details about all CTA service, call 312 836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.
 
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