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CTA blue line and red line

I traveled on CTA for 3 days and was able to get a 3 day pass for 20.00 that allowed me to ride as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Aloha, Oregon
Not all stops are wheelchair accessible

CTA was easy to use and relatively inexpensive if you buy a 1 day or 3 day pass (we each bought a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Karen C
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates the nation's second largest public transportation system and covers the City of Chicago and 35 surrounding suburbs. On an average weekday, approximately 1.6 million rides are taken on the CTA. The CTA is...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I traveled on CTA for 3 days and was able to get a 3 day pass for 20.00 that allowed me to ride as much as I wanted on the train or buses. Took the blue line to the red line to get to guaranteed...More

Thank oregon669
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Otherwise, is 50 yrs outdated, frequent delays, tracks are from last century, is a shame for the great city of Chicago

Thank Hank102s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

CTA was easy to use and relatively inexpensive if you buy a 1 day or 3 day pass (we each bought a 3-day pass). If you buy a single ticket at the machine you are charged $2.50 plus a 50 cent service charge. My husband...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m from a rural area, so using public transit is a little scary. But the Chicago system was easy to figure out, fast, convenient, and best of all- cheap! It was an easy two block walk from my hotel to get on the orange line,...More

Thank E-Lynn-Br
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Using the public transportation with CTA bus and metro is a must for visitors and residents in Chicago. These are very clean with professional drivers willing to give information for transfer and the stops to get off, if you are wondering and asking questions. Sometimes...More

Thank Kuhn H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I took the Chicago (CTA) bus 146 from our hotel to the Field Museum and back on September 1, 2018. Our total costs were $10 round trip, a real bargain. It was very easy for us (tourists) to use and much cheaper...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 13 September 2018

I purchased a Ventra card at the beginning of my trip. I used it the entire time I was in Chicago. I took busses and trains through Chicago. The busses were clear and easy to use. The trains were even better than that. I would...More

1  Thank Danielle W
Reviewed 13 September 2018

The CTA is an economical and very convenient way to get around the city. With line L you can reach most places from the Skydeck to Wrigley Field.

Thank MinistryGM
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Took the orange line CTA train from Midway Airport and back. Even for a first time rider from/to Midway, the system is super-simple and easy. There are vending machines for tickets of various types, then hop on the train to downtown and connect to other...More

Thank TravelFan48105
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Great system in the city. Best part is in the loop going between the skyscrapers. Try and pick the station for the film When you was sleeping.

Thank IAN O
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sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique
neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and
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Jaclyn S
16 July 2018|
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Response from DoctorVonCueBall | Reviewed this property |
Red Line to Wrigley. Go to the CTA plan a trip website, makes it easy to navigate. the Doctor Hit me with some BIG LOVE ❤️💕 and a helpful VOTE!
15 June 2018|
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Response from 482TeresaR_ | Reviewed this property |
You will need to find a station attendant to get you through the turnstiles. Children from 7-11 pay a reduced fare.
Noha N
19 May 2018|
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Response from 482TeresaR_ | Reviewed this property |
Given the time , I would strongly suggest a taxi or some other comparable ride service. The CTA is great during the day, but I would not travel on it at that hour. Not worth it to save a few dollars.