CTA

Make the Most of Your Labor Day Weekend: Unlimited Rides Throughout Chicago for $20, Only on the CTA

September 2, 2021

Extra service provided for Cubs games, Northwestern University football home opener and music concerts

The end of summer is near, but the fun and festivities around the city won’t stop. Take the CTA which is the most affordable and convenient ride you can find. 

During this Labor Day Weekend, we want to remind riders to spend less by taking advantage of CTA’s promotional discount on three of its most popular unlimited-ride passes:

  • 1-day/24-hour pass: $5 (down from $10)

  • 3-day/72-hour pass: $15 (down from $20)

  • 7-day pass: $20 (down from $28)

Labor Day Weekend – Extra Beach Service

This Sat. 9/4 through Mon. 9/6, bus shuttle service will be provided to some of Chicago’s beaches between 9 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. daily:

  • #35 31st/35th: Shuttle between 35th/Cottage Grove and 31st Street Beach.

  • #63 63rd: Shuttle between 63rd/Stony Island and 63rd Street Beach. 

  • #72 North: Shuttle between North Ave./Clark and North Avenue Beach.  

  • #78 Montrose: Shuttle between Montrose/Marine and Montrose Beach.

Customers can transfer to and from the beach shuttles at the designated terminal. Shuttles are scheduled to arrive approximately every 15 minutes.

Service for Upcoming Events

Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field

  • Thurs. 9/2 at 7:05 p.m. – Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs

  • Fri. 9/3 at 1:20 p.m. - Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs

  • Sat. 9/4 at 1:20 p.m. - Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs

  • Sun. 9/5 at 1:20 p.m. - Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs

  • Mon. 9/6 at 1:20 p.m. - Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs

  • Tues. 9/7 at 6:40 p.m. - Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs

  • Wed. 9/8 at 6:40 p.m. - Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs

Special service:

  • #152 Addison: More frequent service before and after the game

  • #80 Irving Park: More frequent service before the game

  • Yellow Line: Later service (to midnight from Howard Station) for all night games

  • Purple Line: Loop-bound trains will stop at Sheridan for weeknight games

Greta Van Fleet concert at Northerly Island – Fri. 9/3 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Extra service on #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express

Northwestern University Football Home Opener – Fri. 9/3 at 8 p.m. at Ryan Field in Evanston

  • Extra service on the Purple Line before and after the game

Los Bukis concerts at Soldier Field – Sat. 9/4 and Sun. 9/5 at 8 p.m.

  • Extra service on #130 Museum Campus and #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express

¡Súbelo! 2021 Festival at Harrison Park – Sat. 9/4 at 1 p.m.

  • Take the Pink Line and exit at the 18th Street Station or Damen Station

  • #18 16th-18th, #21 Cermak, #50 Damen

Arc Music Festival at Union Park - Sat. 9/4 and Sun. 9/5 at 2 p.m.

  • Extra service on #9 Ashland during and after the fest

Tame Impala concert at United Center – Tues. 9/7 at 8 p.m.

  • Extra service on #20 Madison and #50 Damen after the show

Know before you go!


The CTA strongly recommends customers allow extra travel time and plan ahead by using the Google Transit Trip Planner and purchasing fares in advance.

Masks are required on CTA: Per federal mandate, masks or face coverings are required on all CTA properties -- even if you are vaccinated. Free masks are available on every bus and at every rail station.

More information about CTA’s efforts to provide the safest and healthiest transit experience can be found at transitchicago.com/ready.

Stay in the Loop on CTA service and follow us 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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