Travel During Chicago’s Hottest Season with CTA’s Cool Prices and Convenient Service

June 16, 2022

Extra service to the Summer Smash Festival, sporting events and the Navy Pier Fireworks

Let us get you to the summer music festivals where you can enjoy your favorite artists and have a groovy time with friends. Customers can save more on unlimited rides by purchasing either the CTA’s 1-Day ($5) – more economical and convenient than a gallon of gas - or the 3-Day ($15) pass – a real budget-saving move.

Service for Upcoming Events

Douglass Park

Summer Smash Festival – Fri. 6/17 at 2 p.m., Sat. 6/18 and Sun. 6/19 at 12 p.m.

  • Extra service on the #12 Roosevelt route before and after the event and extra service on the #49 Western and the #94 California routes after each event.

Navy Pier

Saturday Night Fireworks – Sat. 6/18 at 10 p.m.

  • Extra service on the #29 State and the #66 Chicago

United Center

Extra service on the #20 Madison before each event, and extra service on the #19 United Center Express and the #50 Damen routes after each event

  • Tomlin concert – Thurs. 6/16 at 7 p.m.

Soldier Field

Extra service on the #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express

  • D.C. United vs Chicago Fire FC – Sat. 6/18 at 7 p.m.

Wrigley Field

San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs – Thur. 6/16 at 1:20 p.m.

Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs – Fri. 6/17, Sat. 6/18 and Sun. 6/19 at 1:20 p.m.


  • Red Line: The Addison station is located just a half block east of Wrigley Field.

  • Purple Line: During weeknight games, southbound Purple Line Express trains will stop at Sheridan, where riders can either walk three blocks south on Sheridan/Sheffield to the ballpark or transfer to a southbound Red Line train and exit at the Addison station.

  • Yellow Line: Take the Yellow Line southbound and transfer at Howard to the Red Line; continue to Addison station. To accommodate fans returning home, the Yellow Line will run for an hour later from Howard – until midnight – for all night games at Wrigley Field.

  • #152 Addison:  The #152 route will provide additional service on Cubs game days, with more frequent service two hours before and one hour after all games.

  • #80 Irving Park: The #80 route will provide extra service before the games, timed to meet the inbound UP-NW Metra trains at Irving Park.

  • Adjacent bus routes: Several additional CTA bus routes serve the Wrigley Field area, including:

  • #8 Halsted

  • #22 Clark

  • #36 Broadway

  • #151 Sheridan

Guaranteed Rate Field

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago White Sox – Mon. 6/20 and Tues. 6/21 at 7:10 p.m. and Wed. 6/22 at 1:10 p.m.


  • Red Line: Guaranteed Rate Field is one block west of the Sox-35th stop.

  • Green Line: The 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stop is three blocks east of the ballpark.

  • CTA’s Park & Ride lots are also a good choice to access CTA train service. For more information, visit transitchicago.com/parking.

  • Adjacent bus routes: To get to the Sox ballpark, or within a few blocks, fans can use:

    • #1 Bronzeville/Union Station (during Monday – Friday rush periods only)

    • #4 Cottage Grove

    • #24 Wentworth

    • #29 State

    • #31 31st (which runs Monday – Friday to 7 p.m.)

    • #35 35th (which connects with Orange and Green lines)

    • #39 Pershing (which connects with Orange and Green lines)

    • #44 Wallace/Racine

Service to the Lakefront: Weekends/Holidays

The following routes will offer service to the lakefront on weekends and holidays. Starting Sun. 6/12, through Fri. 8/19, these bus routes will be extended to the beach on all days. Service will operate from approximately 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.:


Know before you go!

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

Masks are no longer required on CTA: While the city continues to see low levels of transmission of COVID-19, customers and employees who wish to continue wearing masks are encouraged to do so. We ask all customers to be courteous and respectful to fellow riders.

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 and follow us 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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