Lollapalooza event photo


The Chicago Transit Authority is the fast, convenient way for fans traveling to and from this year's Lollapalooza concert event in Grant Park. CTA and Metra will add service and capacity to existing train routes to serve the tens of thousands of music fans expected for Lollapalooza 2023 at Grant Park.

Rail service

CTA customers can rely on the Red and Blue Lines, as well as the elevated lines in the Loop to get to the festival. 

Yellow Line service will be extended until midnight each night, and various bus routes will connect between Metra trains at Chicago Union Station or Ogilvie Transportation Center with Grant Park.

Bus service

Phase 1: Balbo and Columbus closed (May 18 - August 13, 2023)

Phase 2: Congress Plaza closed (July 31 - August 7)

CTA and Metra

Starting Thursday, August 3 and running through Sunday, August 6, Metra will provide extra trains with added railcars for expanded capacity and adjust schedules on most lines to accommodate the anticipated demand for ridership.

To help Metra riders locate CTA buses at Union and Ogilvie stations, CTA and Metra will post sign boards directing riders to the appropriate bus routes. Buses serving those routes will also have signs in their windows indicating they serve Lollapalooza.

Bus service to the show includes:

  • From Union Station, take the #60 Blue Island/26th, #124 Navy Pier, #126 Jackson, #130 Museum Campus, or #151 Sheridan.
  • From Ogilvie Transportation Center, take the #20 Madison, #56 Milwaukee, or #J14 Jeffery Jump.
Bus sign saying, bus service to event, Lollapalooza, board here.
System status snapshot
‘L’ route status
Red Line
Normal Service
Blue Line
Normal Service
Brown Line
Normal Service
Green Line
Normal Service
Orange Line
Normal Service
Pink Line
Normal Service
Purple Line
Normal Service
Yellow Line
Normal Service
Bus routes w/alerts
Elevator alerts