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CTA system map

System Map

Bus and train routes

The CTA System Map shows both CTA Bus and Rail lines, as well as connecting services provided by other transit agencies in Chicago and surrounding communities.

Downloadable PDFs

Web-based clickable map - view in browser

Individual Route Maps, First Bus/Last Bus, Timetables & More

Looking for information about an individual route? Visit our System Guide for individual route maps, schedules, general hours of service, station timetables and more!

System Map (icon)‘L’ system map

CTA rail lines

The CTA ‘L’ System map shows train routes only.


RTA regional system map

RTA Regional System MapCTA, Metra & Pace

The Regional Transportation Authority map shows city and suburban transit provided by CTA, Metra, and Pace.

RTA Train Connections diagram

RTA Rail DiagramCTA and Metra rail lines

This Regional Transportation Authority map shows a diagram (not to geographical scale) map of all CTA and Metra rail lines and indicates opportunities for connections between them.

RTA Train Connections Map (PDF)

Downtown Transit Sightseeing Guide (icon)Downtown Sightseeing by Transit

Downtown map with popular destinations

Downtown Sightseeing by Transit (PDF)

Looking for step-by-step directions to popular places? Check out our Popular Destinations page!


Owl Service Map (icon)Night Owl map

Overnight service

This map and brochure describes Owl Service (overnight service) for riders who need to travel during overnight hours.

Night Owl Brochure (PDF)

System status snapshot
‘L’ route status
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