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. A stop is also made on Columbus at 11th to serve the Museum Campus. The nearest shuttle stops to Jackson-Blue Line station are Jackson and Dearborn going toward Auto Show. Adams and State going toward train stations.
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/.
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