Let CTA’s Convenient, Affordable Service Get You to this Weekend’s Events

January 16, 2020

No matter your plans, CTA is the most convenient and affordable way to get to the weekend fun. We recommend allowing plenty of travel time and purchasing fares and unlimited-ride passes in advance. More information about purchasing fares is below.

Event service/extra service

Women’s March at Grant Park

Sat. 1/18 from 11 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m. 

  • Rail: Longer trains on the Brown, Blue, Orange, Green and Purple lines; More frequent service on the Red Line
  • Bus: Additional service on the #147 Outer Drive Express route

United Center  

Extra service on the #19 United Center Express and #50 Damen routes for the following events:

  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls – Sat. 1/18 at 7 p.m.
  • Winnipeg Jets vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Sun. 1/19 at 6 p.m. 
  • Florida Panthers vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Tue. 1/21 at 7:30 p.m.              
  • Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Chicago Bulls – Wed. 1/22 at 7 p.m.

Fare Information

Customers can add unlimited ride passes (1-day, 3-day, 7-day and 30-day) or add money to their Ventra cards for pay-per-ride via the following ways: free Ventra app, rail station Ventra vending machines, online or at nearly 900 local retailers - for locations visit ventrachicago.com.

Single-ride tickets are also available for purchase for $3 ($5 at O’Hare) at all Ventra vending machines. Single-ride tickets include up to two transfers in two hours.

In a hurry? Ventra allows riders to use Apple Pay, Android Pay or Samsung Pay, or any contactless credit or debit card, for pay-as-you-go rides ($2.25 for bus, $2.50 for train).

Service Information

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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