Getting Around Chicago
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
CTA operates eight 'L' trains and 129 bus routes that connect the city via above-ground, street-level, and below-ground transportation.
Pay cash for single trip bus rides or purchase a reloadable Ventra Transit Card or Unlimited Ride Pass for both travel by ‘L’ train and bus. Tip: Download the Ventra app to track arrival/departure times for CTA buses and ‘L’ trains, and to reload your balance on the go. Find CTA fares, card retailers, maps, schedules, and train trackers.
In addition to hailing taxis throughout the city, you can e-hail and e-pay with CHICABS-approved apps ARRO and CURB. Credit cards are accepted in all taxis.
Choose Chicago's accessibility guide has details on getting around Chicago by train, bus, taxi, and more for those with disabilities and/or mobility aids.
For maps, tips, and other helpful information for visitors, please visit the Choose Chicago website.