Did you know that CTA provides easy, affordable connections to some of Chicago’s most popular destinations? We’ve also expanded service this summer to make it even more convenient for customers to get to the beach, park, concerts, museums and more this season!
Event service/extra service
Chicago Air & Water Show at N. Ave Beach – Sat. 8/17 to Sun. 8/18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Rail: Longer trains on the Green, Blue, Brown and Orange Lines
- Bus: Extra service on the #72 North and #151 Sheridan
San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs – Tues. 8/20 and Wed. 8/21 at 7:05 p.m.
- Rail: Red Line and Yellow Line
- Bus: Extra service for Cubs game days on #80 Irving Park and #152 Addison
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 andunlimited-ride passes in advance. More information about purchasing fares is below.
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 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).
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.