Public Transportation

The Chicago metropolitan area has one of the nation's largest public transportation systems.

Plan your route:

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Buses and Trains

Bus Routes

Our medical campus is accessible from the #4 Cottage Grove, #2 Hyde Park Express and #55 Garfield bus routes. The CTA also provides a number of express buses to and from Hyde Park. Visit the University of Chicago Transportation Services site for exact schedule and route information.

» Use an online trip planner to find the best route for you.

The following resources are also available to help you plan your trip:

Elevated Train (The 'L')

Our medical campus is accessible from north or south by the Red Line, and from west by the Green Line.

» Use an online trip planner to find the best route for you.

The following resources are also available to help you plan your trip:

Commuter Rail

Metra Electric District Line

The Metra Electric District line has two stops near our campus: one at 57th Street at Lake Park Avenue, and one at 59th Street at Harper Street. The #170/University of Chicago Midway CTA bus provides service to and from these stations and the medical campus (860 E. 59th Street entrance) during weekday rush hour periods.

South Shore Line Passenger Service/Indiana Commuter Rail

The South Shore Line train provides service between Northwest Indiana and the 57th Street station. The #170/University of Chicago Midway CTA bus provides service to and from these stations and the medical campus (860 E. 59th Street entrance) during weekday rush hour periods.

Union and Ogilvie Train Stations Bus Service -- CTA #192

Weekdays CTA #192: U. Of Chicago Hospitals Express provides service from and to Union and Ogilvie train stations to our campus. In the morning service is only from downtown to the hospital. In the afternoon and evening service is only from the hospital to downtown.

This service is provided by the CTA. The fare is the standard CTA fare, and is payable on the bus in cash or with a CTA/Pace fare card.

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Construction Updates & Street Closures

Construction flagger

Before your visit, check this website for traffic and construction updates. Due to roadwork in the area, please add at least 20 minutes to your travel time.

Directions by Phone

Call CTA or Metra
836-7000

This number may be dialed direct from any area code in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Call Us
For 24-hour automated phone directions, call (773) 702-5580.

For general information, call (773) 702-1000.