Save Money and Time by Letting CTA Take You to Taste of Chicago!

July 9, 2019

Additional trains and buses provided from Wednesday, July 10 through Sunday, July 14

If you have the appetite to devour one of Chicago’s most beloved, iconic festivals, CTA can offer a menu of easy, affordable, more frequent service this weekend! We’ve added extra buses, extra trains and extra service to get you to and from this year’s Taste of Chicago in Grant Park. Check our special service plans below—and have fun!

Event service/extra service

Taste of Chicago at Grant Park – Wednesday, July 10, 2019 to Sunday, July 14, 2019

Rail Service - Saturday and Sunday:

  • Longer trains on the Brown; Blue; Green; and Orange Lines.
  • More frequent service on the Red Line

Bus Service:

  • Wednesday, July 10 - Friday, July 12, 2019:
    • Extra service on the #3 King Drive; #4 Cottage Grove; #29 State
  • Saturday, July 13 – Sunday, July 14, 2019
    • Extra service on the #3 King Drive; #4 Cottage Grove; #6 Jackson Park Express; #J14 Jeffrey Jump; #29 State; #151 Sheridan

CTA recommends allowing plenty of travel time and purchasing fares and unlimited-ride passes in advance. More information about purchasing fares is below.

Buy your unlimited ride passes and fares in advance
Avoid long lines to buy fares! Customers can add  unlimited ride passes (1-day, 3-day, 7-day and 30-day) or add money to pay per-ride to their Ventra cards ahead of time via the free Ventra app, at rail station Ventra vending machines, online or at nearly 900 local retailers (for locations visit ventrachicago.com or the Ventra app).

Customers can also purchase 1-day unlimited ride tickets ($10) or single-ride tickets ($3) from all Ventra vending machines. Single-ride tickets include up to two transfers in two hours. Customers can also pay their fares with their personal contactless debit or credit cards.

Stay in the Loop on CTA Service
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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