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Downtown to airport

I’m from a rural area, so using public transit is a little scary. But the Chicago system was easy... read more

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E-Lynn-Br
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Minot, ND, United States
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Very convenient, clean and reasonable price for rides

Using the public transportation with CTA bus and metro is a must for visitors and residents in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kuhn H
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Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
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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 yesterday 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 2 days 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 3 days 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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easiest, nicest, and cheapest mass transit systems I have ever travelled on. No matter the city Chicago has their mass transit perfected!

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rock band "Chicago" was originally called CTA, but now really called Metra. Easy to use and convenient way to get around city. Get a good map of the system to use. Remember actual "subway" system called the "L". Trip in from O'Hare to downtown is...More

Thank Jnjtiger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trains are a convenient way to get around Chicago, and mostly run on time. Multi day passes are inexpensive and easy to purchase. Staff is very helpful. There are many people running scams on the train to distract you and steal your wallet, so...More

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Jaclyn S
15 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!
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emilys2222
14 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.
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Noha N
18 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.
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