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Getting to McCormick Place

No matter where your attendees are traveling from, Chicago’s public transportation system makes McCormick Place uniquely accessible and easy to navigate.

McCormick Place RTA

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) serves the Chicagoland region and provides a variety of direct routes to McCormick Place. The RTA trip planner makes it easy to use CTA, Metra, and Pace buses and trains with real-time next bus and next train travel information. Access the latest transit information and the RTA trip planner to find the best route to McCormick.

McCormick Place Metra

The Metra Electric District commuter line, located on Level 2.5 of the Grand Concourse in McCormick Place South, provides a 7-minute direct route to and from downtown Chicago’s Millennium Station.

Metra also provides service to and from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. Find routes and schedules.

McCormick Place CTA ‘L’ train

The Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line Station is just a 7-minute walk from McCormick Place West. Check out Green Line routes and schedules.

McCormick Place CTA bus

The following bus routes all serve McCormick Place:

  • #1 Bronzeville/Union Station (during weekday morning and evening rush hours only)
  • #3 King Drive
  • #4 Cottage Grove
  • #21 Cermak

Taxis and rideshare

You can get to McCormick Place via taxi and rideshare from anywhere in the city. In addition to hailing taxis, you can e-Hail and e-Pay with CHICABS-approved apps ARRO and CURB. Credit cards are accepted in all taxis.

For on-demand ridesharing, download the free Lyft and/or Uber app. Simply enter your current location and destination, review fare options, and request your ride.

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