To the Cubs

Wrigley Field is just a half block west of the accessible Addison stop on the CTA Red Line.

Fans going to Wrigley Field from Chicago Union Station can walk six blocks east to the CTA Red Line (State Street Subway) or get to State Street by boarding CTA’s #1 Bronzeville/Union Station bus or #151 Sheridan bus on Canal Street. Take Red Line trains going north (Howard-bound) to the Addison stop.

From the Ogilvie Transportation Center, walk six blocks east to State Street or board any CTA bus east on Washington to the Red Line and take a Howard-bound train north to Addison.

Metra’s Union Pacific Northwest customers can take CTA’s #80 Irving Park bus from Metra’s Irving Park Station east to Clark Street; Milwaukee North Line riders can depart the train at the Grayland Station and walk south on Kilbourn to Addison, where they can take CTA’s #152 Addison bus east to the ballpark.

Metra’s Union Pacific North Line customers can take the train to Evanston Davis Street, then walk one block east to the accessible CTA Davis stop and board a Howard-bound Purple Line train and then transfer at Howard to a 95th/Dan Ryan-bound Red Line train to Addison.

From Millennium or Van Buren stations, walk two blocks west to State to take the Howard-bound Red Line train to Addison.      

Rock Island Line customers can get off at the 35th Street/“Lou” Jones Station and walk to the CTA Red Line and take it directly to the ballpark, or travel downtown and from LaSalle Street Station, walk three blocks east to State Street and take the Red Line to Addison. 

To the Sox

Fans going to Guaranteed Rate Field along Metra’s Rock Island District can get off at 35th Street/ “Lou” Jones Station, then walk west on 35th Street to the ballpark. 

Guaranteed Rate Field is just a block west of the Sox-35th stop on the CTA Red Line. The ballpark is also just three blocks west of the 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stop on the CTA Green Line.

From Chicago Union Station, walk five blocks east on Jackson to LaSalle, then walk one block south to Van Buren to LaSalle Street Station. From there, take a Rock Island District train to 35th Street/“Lou” Jones Station, or walk to the CTA Red Line (State Street Subway) and take a 95th/Dan Ryan-bound train to the Sox/35th stop.

From Ogilvie Transportation Center, walk five blocks east on Madison to LaSalle, then four blocks south to Van Buren and take a Rock Island Line train to 35th Street/“Lou” Jones Station. Or walk to the CTA Red Line (State Street Subway) and take a 95th/Dan Ryan-bound train to the Sox-35th stop.

To Soldier Field

Museum Campus is a 57-acre lakefront park that surrounds three of the city's most notable museums: the Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Field Museum of Natural History. Soldier Field, home to the NFL's Chicago Bears, is also part of the Museum Campus. Walk east from the Museum Campus/11th Street Station to Lake Shore Drive.

To Ravinia

Music lovers can tune out the stress of traffic and parking by taking Metra’s UP North Line to Ravinia Park’s front gate. New this season: all trains on the Union Pacific North line will honor Ravinia tickets as train fares; patrons can show their concert e-ticket for a free train ride to and from the park on concert days.

Those planning to attend concerts can board the UP North Line at Ogilvie Transportation Center or any other station along the line to reach the world-renowned park.

For weekend concerts, Metra runs a “Ravinia Special,” departing Ogilvie at 5:35 p.m. with nonstop express service after Evanston Central Street for a scheduled 6:25 p.m. arrival at the concert venue. Plus, all afternoon outbound trains departing from Chicago on the UP North also stop at Ravinia’s west gate.

For weekday concerts, regularly scheduled trains provide service to the park. Ogilvie departures take you right to Ravinia’s west gate or to the nearby Braeside Station, an easy walk to the park.

To Airports from McCormick Place 

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