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Getting to Navy Pier

From trains and buses to trolleys and water taxis, getting to Navy Pier has never been easier.

Navy Pier RTA

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) serves the Chicagoland region and provides a variety of direct routes to Navy Pier. The RTA trip planner makes it easy to use CTA, Metra, 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 Navy Pier.

Navy Pier Metra

You will need to transfer from your Metra train to CTA buses to travel directly to Navy Pier. Use CTA bus #124 from Union Station, Ogilvie Station, and Millennium Station and CTA bus #29 from LaSalle Street Station and Millennium Station. Plan your route.

Navy Pier CTA bus

The following bus routes all serve Navy Pier:

  • #29 State (serving Metra lines from LaSalle Street Station and Millennium Station)
  • #65 Grand
  • #66 Chicago
  • #124 Navy Pier (serving Metra lines from Union Station, Ogilvie Station, and Millennium Station)
  • #2 Hyde Park Express (during weekday morning and evening rush hours only)

Taxis and rideshare

You can get to Navy Pier 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.

Navy Pier Big Bus Sightseeing Tours

Big Bus Sightseeing Tours stop and pick up near Navy Pier’s front entrance. Capture Chicago’s iconic sights on these open-top sightseeing buses. Get more information.

Navy Pier Free Trolley

Navy Pier Free Trolleys operate seasonally. Check schedules and track trolleys in real time.

Navy Pier Shoreline Water Taxi

Shoreline Water Taxis offer a scenic, fast, and fun way to get to Navy Pier. Shoreline Water Taxi service begins in May and runs through September, with additional service throughout the fall and for special events. All taxi service is weather dependent.

There are two water taxi routes: the Lake Route connects Navy Pier with Museum Campus and is within walking distance of Soldier Field and Northerly Island. The River Route runs between Navy Pier and Willis Tower/Union Station. Get info.

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Navy Pier is located at 600 E. Grand Avenue. Email the Navy Pier sales staff for more information or call (312) 595-5300.

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