Let the CTA Take You to Your Favorite Ballpark This Baseball Season

March 28, 2011
One thing Cubs and Sox fans have in common is the convenient service CTA provides to the ballpark for baseball games throughout the entire season. The Cubs host their first game of the season against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, April 1 and the Chicago White Sox open at home against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, April 7.
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 buses run north on Halsted St. from 79th St. to Broadway/Waveland;
  • #22 Clark buses run north through the Loop on Dearborn and south on Clark from Howard;
  • #152 Addison buses run on Addison from Cumberland on the west to Lake Shore Drive on the east. For all games, additional service will be provided on the #152 Addison route as crowds warrant, starting 2 ½ hours before game time and operating until one hour after games end;
  • #154 Buses operate nights and weekends. #154 buses 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 also provides service to the Sox-35th St. 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 Green Line 35th–Bronzeville-IIT station, also located just a few blocks from U.S. Cellular Field.
Fans can also transfer from the Green Line to #35 35th St. buses which stop in front of the ballpark. Green Line trains operate from 63rd/Ashland and East 63rd/Cottage Grove, and Lake and Harlem in Oak Park.
Orange Line customers can reach the ballpark via the 35th/Archer station with a transfer to the #35 35th buses or the #39 Pershing buses.  The #35 35th St. buses stop at stations on the Green, Orange and Red Lines at 35th St.  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.
On weekdays through early evening, #24 Wentworth buses serve the stadium from Clark Street downtown, and from 79th via Vincennes, Wentworth and LaSalle.  #29 State buses that operate on State Street between the Red Line terminal at 95th Street and Navy Pier provide another nearby travel option.
Fans can use CTA Bus Tracker (ctabustracker.com) and CTA Train Tracker (www.transitchicago.com) to help plan their travel to see the ballgames. 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.
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