Directions, Parking & Public Transportation
The 2013 Chicago Auto Show will be held at McCormick Place, which is located at Lake Shore Drive at 23rd St., Chicago, IL 60616. Navigation system users will want to use the following street address: 2301 South Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60616. For detailed direction to McCormick Place, click here.
Parking is also available at McCormick Place and, on weekends and Presidents Day, at Millennium Park Garage. For more information on parking at the Chicago Auto Show, click here.
McCormick Place is easily reached by car or public transportation. There is extensive shuttle bus service from all area parking lots to and from McCormick Place, and Weekend and Presidents Day shuttle service from the Millennium Park Garage. Weekend shuttles stop in 10-15 minute intervals near Lower Randolph and at Gate 3 at McCormick Place. For more information on parking, click here.
Scooter and Wheelchair rentals are available by contacting Scootaround's toll-free hotline at (888) 441-7575. You can also submit a rental inquiry on the web http://www.scootaround.com/rentals/c/chicagoautoshow, or by fax at (204) 478-1172. Scooter rentals are $50.00 a day and Wheelchair rentals are $20.00 a day. Scootaround is happy to accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover or AMEX. Scootaround is located at Gate 4 of McCormick Place (west end of the Grand Concourse). While Scootaround will make every effort to accommodate all needs, you are encouraged to reserve in advance.
DIRECTIONS TO THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW
- FROM INDIANA Via the SKYWAY: Take the Indiana Tollway, I-90 West, to the Chicago Skyway, to the local traffic lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway, I-94 West to the Stevenson Expressway, I-55, North to Lake Shore Drive South, and follow the signs to McCormick Place.
- FROM INDIANA Via I-80/I-94: Exit I-80/I-94 on the Bishop Ford Expressway and proceed to the Dan Ryan Expressway, I-94 West to the Stevenson Expressway, I-55, North to Lake Shore Drive South, and follow the signs to McCormick Place.
- FROM the NORTH, NORTHWEST or O'HARE AIRPORT: Take the Edens Expressway, I-94, East to the Kennedy Expressway, I-90, East to the Dan Ryan Expressway, I-94 East. Continue east on the Dan Ryan, keeping to the right, exit North on the Stevenson Expressway, I-55, to Lake Shore Drive South and follow the signs to McCormick Place.
- FROM the NORTHWEST or O'HARE AIRPORT: Take the Northwest Tollway, I-90, East to the Kennedy/Dan Ryan, I-94, East to the Stevenson Expressway, North, I-55, to Lake Shore Drive South and follow the signs to McCormick Place.
- FROM the WEST: Take the Eisenhower Expressway, I-290, East to the Dan Ryan, I-94, East. Keep to the right and exit on the Stevenson Expressway, I-55 North. Proceed to Lake Shore Drive South and follow the signs to McCormick Place.
- FROM the SOUTH: Take the local traffic lanes on I-94 West, the Bishop Ford Expressway, to the Dan Ryan, I-94, West to the Stevenson Expressway, I-55 North to Lake Shore Drive South and follow signs to McCormick Place.
- FROM the SOUTHWEST or MIDWAY AIRPORT: Take the Stevenson, I-55, North to Lake Shore Drive South and follow the signs to McCormick Place.
McCormick place has direct access to the Lakefront Trail. Bike parking is available along the Lakefront Trail. For more information on Bike access and the Lakefront trail, please visit http://www.chicagobikes.org.
PARKING AT THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW
McCormick Place offers on-site parking. There are three main McCormick Place lots. A, B & C. Lot A & C are $21. Lot B is $14. All McCormick Place lots are $10 after 6 p.m. during Chicago Auto Show dates only. Parking fees can be paid by cash or credit card; VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Parking lots are open throughout event hours. Overnight parking is not available, and there are no in-and-out privileges.
SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS & PRESIDENTS DAY (Feb. 18) ONLY the Chicago Auto Show operates free shuttle bus service to and from the Millennium Park Garage. On these days only parking rates at Millennium Park are $18 per 12 hours with validation. Validation will be provided as you exit the shuttle. Parking fees can be paid by cash or credit card; VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Parking lots are open throughout event hours. Overnight parking is available at posted rates. The automobile entrance for the Millennium Park Garage is on South Columbus Drive between Monroe Street (from the south, heading north) and Randolph Street (from the north, heading south).
Furthermore, free shuttles stop in 10-15 minute intervals at the Lower Randolph pedestrian exits. For more information visit www.millenniumgarages.com.
McCormick Place Parking Lot Map | Directions to Lot A | Directions to Lot B | Directions to Lot C
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW
CTA - Chicago Transit Authority bus routes are a convenient travel option for those heading to the 2013 Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place North and South beginning Saturday, February 9, 2013 through Monday, February 18, 2013. Bus service is available during all hours the show is open.
Chicago Metra Train and CTA Bus Map | McCormick Place Transportation Gates
CTA's #3 King Drive and #21 Cermak bus routes provide direct service to McCormick Place. #3 buses serve McCormick Place from North Michigan Avenue and the South Side every six to 15 minutes. #21 buses serve the West Side, operating to McCormick Place from North Riverside Park Mall approximately every 11 to 18 minutes and 16 to 20 minutes later on weekday evenings and Sunday evenings. Customers also can take the CTA's Red Line and transfer to #21 buses at the Cermak-Chinatown station. #21 Cermak Route Map
CTA also will operate two bus routes dedicated to Auto Show service. One route will provide convenient connections with CTA's rail lines downtown and Metra lines at Ogilvie Transportation Center, Union Station and LaSalle Street station. To accommodate passengers originating from Union Station, the shuttle stops at Clinton/Quincy and Jackson between Canal and Chicago River. For passengers returning to Union Station, the shuttle stops at Adams/Canal. Service will operate approximately every 15 to 20 minutes on weekdays and approximately every 8 to 20 minutes on weekends between 9:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. each day, and until 9 p.m. on Monday, February 18. Auto Show Special Map
On weekends only, a shuttle service will operate from the Halsted station on the Orange Line approximately every 20 minutes beginning one half hour before the Auto Show opens to one hour after the event closes.
CTA Auto Show Service - The Auto Show buses will run from Saturday, February 9 until Monday, February 18. Auto Show buses start their trips from Ogilvie Transportation Center on Clinton at Washington, making stops south on Clinton to Jackson, east on Jackson to Wabash. The nearest shuttle stops to Jackson-Blue Line station are Jackson and Dearborn going toward Auto Show. Adams and State going toward train stations. A stop is also made on Columbus at 11th to serve the Museum Campus.
From Columbus and 11th, the buses run express to McCormick Place. Customers can connect to buses on Jackson from the Blue Line at Dearborn, the Red Line at State, and from Brown, Green, Orange and Pink Line trains serving the Adams/Wabash station (one block north of Jackson). The shuttle connects to the Red Line at Jackson – Red Line station. Nearest shuttle stop is Jackson and State going toward Auto Show and Adams and State going toward train stations.
CTA Fares -For bus customers who use CTA fare media, fares are $2 and transfers are an additional 25 cents. For rail customers the fare is $2.25 and transfers are an additional 25 cents. Single ride from O'Hare is $5. The fare for bus customers paying cash for a single-ride is $2.25. Transfers are not available for customers paying fares in cash. Student reduced fare for ages 7-20 with a valid CTA Student Riding Permit: 1st ride is .75 cents and transfer is .15 cents between 5:30am and 8:30pm.
For further information about CTA service, call 836-7000 (all local area codes) or visit the CTA web site at www.transitchicago.com.
METRA Train - Metra service from the north, west and southwest suburbs connects to McCormick Place via CTA bus (see above).
Metra Electric Line service from the Loop and southern suburbs and South Shore service from northeast Indiana stops on the lower level of McCormick Place. Parking at Metra and South Shore stations is best in the evenings and on weekends. Metra offers a $7.00 round-trip pass on weekends.
For all schedule and fare information call RTA Travel Information at 836-7000 (all local area codes) or visit http://www.rtachicago.com/.