The Most Affordable Ride in Town is with CTA

November 9, 2023

CTA’s trains and buses are the most convenient and most affordable ways to get to various sporting events, concerts and more festivities across Chicago; Weekend construction work to temporarily impact the Red Line

CTA can get you right to the front door of many activities across the city. Customers can save money by purchasing an unlimited rides pass, either the 1-Day ($5) – far more economical and convenient than the price of gas and parking - or the 3-Day ($15) pass – a real budget-saving move.

Service for Upcoming Events

United Center

Get to and from the following event via the #20 Madison and #50 Damen bus routes. Customers can also take the #19 United Center Express route post event:

  • Jerry Seinfeld & Jim Gaffigan – Thu. 11/9 and Fri. 11/10 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Detroit Pistons vs. Chicago Bulls – Sun. 11/12 at 6 p.m.
  • Depeche Mode – Mon. 11/13 at 7:30 p.m.
  • State Farm Champions Classic – Tue. 11/14 at 6 p.m.
  • Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls – Wed. 11/15 at 7 p.m.

Soldier Field

Service on the #128 Soldier Field Express and #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express

  • Carolina Panthers vs. Chicago Bears – Thu. 11/9 at 7:15 p.m.

Weekend Work to Temporarily Impact Red Line Service

  • Between 10 p.m., Fri. 11/10,  and 4 a.m., Mon. 11/13, rail service between Addison and Belmont stations will be temporarily suspended (More details)
  • Bus shuttles will operate in both directions between Addison and Belmont
  • This service change is due to track realignment and signal work being done for the RPM project.

Know before you go!

The CTA strongly recommends customers allow extra travel time and plan ahead by downloading the Ventra app, which allows you to manage your Ventra account, and also features a new trip planning tool powered by Google Maps. 

Fare payment options: We offer a variety of convenient payment options—from smart devices to contactless credit cards. Learn more about payment options and ways you can maximize your dollars with our lower-priced unlimited-ride passes by visiting: transitchicago.com/fares/

Service updates: Stay in the loop on CTA service changes and alerts by subscribing to CTA Updates. For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.

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