Say Goodbye to Traffic and Expensive Parking When CTA Takes the Wheel

September 12, 2019

No matter what your weekend has in store, CTA remains the best choice for getting to your destination conveniently and with money to spare. We recommend allowing plenty of travel time and purchasing fares and unlimited-ride passes in advance. More information about purchasing fares is below.

Event service/extra service

Riotfest at Douglas Park - Fri. 9/13 to Sun. 9/15 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

United Center  
Thomas Rhett Concert – Sat.9/14 at 7 p.m.
Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Wed. 9/18 at 7:30 p.m.

Chicago Football Classic at Soldier Field – Sat. 9/14 at 3:30 p.m.

Northwestern University vs. UNLV football game at Ryan Field – Sat. 9/14 at 2:30 p.m.

  • Rail: Extra Purple Line service

Wrigley Field
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs - Fri. 9/13 at 3:05 p.m. Sat. 9/1 and  Sun. 9/15 at 1:20 p.m.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs - Mon. 9/16, Tues. 9/17 and Wed. 9/18 at 7:05 p.m.

Need another great reason to take CTA to the Cubs game? Limos, ride-hailing vehicles and taxis will be restricted from picking up and dropping off passengers in close proximity to Wrigley Field in order to reduce traffic congestion.

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

Fare Information

Customers can add  unlimited ride passes (1-day, 3-day, 7-day and 30-day) or add money to their Ventra cards for pay-per-ride via the following ways: free Ventra app, rail station Ventra vending machines, online or at nearly 900 local retailers (for locations visit ventrachicago.com or the Ventra app).

Single-ride tickets are also available for purchase ($3) at all Ventra vending machines. Single-ride tickets include up to two transfers in two hours.

In a hurry? Ventra allows riders to use Apple Pay, Android Pay or Samsung Pay, or any contactless credit or debit card, for pay-as-you-go rides ($2.25 for bus, $2.50 for train).

Service Information

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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