Public Transit

From downtown Chicago

By Train

The quickest and easiest way to campus is to catch the Metra Electric commuter train at the Millennium Park/Randolph, Van Buren, or Roosevelt stations. Exit at the 57th Street stop and walk six blocks west on 57th Street towards the main campus. Use this map to look for the maroon and white UChicago flags in front of Rosenwald Hall.

Please note: There are numerous public trains in Chicago: the “El” (run by the Chicago Transit Authority), the Metra, and the Metra Electric. Metra Electric is the train you are looking for.

Metra Electric Website

By Bus

#6 Jackson Park Express:

Board the southbound #6 Jackson Park Express bus (toward 79th/South Shore), which runs along State Street with multiple stops between Lake Street and Congress Parkway. Exit the bus at 57th Street and Stony Island Avenue. Walk west on 57th Street, toward the train overpass, and continue for about seven blocks until you get to the main campus. Use this map to look for the maroon and white UChicago flags in front of Rosenwald Hall. You can purchase one–day or multi–day passes online before your arrival in Chicago.

CTA Website

#6 Jackson Park Express Schedule

From the Airports

From Midway Airport

Follow the airport signs to the CTA Orange Line/transit center. At the transit center, walk outside to the CTA bus terminal and board the #55 Garfield bus. The bus runs east on 55th Street to the Museum of Science and Industry. Exit at the Woodlawn Avenue stop (you will see a Starbucks across the street). Walk south on Woodlawn Avenue, heading away from the Starbucks. Use this map to look for the maroon and white UChicago flags in front of Rosenwald Hall.

If you are headed to downtown Chicago from Midway Airport, take the Orange Line from Midway Airport, and then follow our directions from downtown to campus.

CTA Orange Line

From O'Hare Airport

Take the CTA Blue Line train from the airport to the Jackson stop downtown. Exit the subway and walk one block east to State Street. Then follow directions for travel by the #6 Jackson Park Express bus above.

CTA Blue Line