Tackle the Busy Holiday Season Using CTA’s Affordable, Convenient Service

December 20, 2018 11:10 AM

NOTE: All CTA bus and rail service will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule Tuesday, December 25 (Christmas Day).

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

Event service/extra service

United Center

  • Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls - Fri. 12/21 at 7 p.m.
  • CBS Sports Classic - Sat. 12/22 at 2 p.m.
  • Florida Panthers vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Sun. 12/23 at 6 p.m.
  • Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Chicago Bulls - Wed. 12/26 at 7 p.m.

Bus: Extra service on #19 United Center Express and #50 Damen

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 more than 1,000 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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