Public Transportation

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Public transportation offers visitors an affordable and convenient way to get to Navy Pier. It is also the recommended means of travel to and from Navy Pier. 


Metra commuter rail is a convenient travel alternative. On weekends and select holidays, up to 3 children under 12 travel free when accompanied by a fare-paying adult. The CTA's #124 bus provides convenient and direct service from Ogilvie Transportation Center and Union Station to Navy Pier. For Metra fare and schedule information visit, or call 312.836.7000.

By City Bus

The CTA provides seven bus lines with more than 200 buses serve Navy Pier daily on the #29 State St, #65 Grand Ave, #66 Chicago Ave. and the #124 Navy Pier Express (serving Metra lines the Millenium (Randolph St.), Ogilvie and Union Stations). During weekday rush hours, the #2 Hyde Park Express, #120 Northwestern/Wacker Express (serving the Ogilvie Transportation Center), and the #121 Union/Wacker Express (serving Union Station) run every fifteen minutes from 9 am to 12am throughout the summer and 9am to 10pm the rest of the year. All buses are equipped with bike racks and are ADA accessible. For more information, call the CTA at (312) 836-7000 or visit

By Trolley

The Illinois-Grand Corridor Transportation Management Association (TMA) offers daily free trolley service between Navy Pier and State Street along Grand Avenue and Illinois Street. From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day downtown free trolleys operate daily, running every 20 to 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., with extended service during the Taste of Chicago until 7 p.m. The Lincoln Park free trolley operates only on weekends and holidays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pick-up points are indicated by "Navy Pier Trolley Stop" signs posted along the route.

Click here for a Trolley Route Map.

By Taxi

Navy Pier has three convenient taxi drop-off and pick-up points. One is at the west end of Navy Pier, serving Dock Street and the Family Pavilion. At the mid-point, Entrance 1 serves the west end of Festival Hall, RIVA, and WBEZ Radio. Entrance 2 serves the east end of Festival Hall, the Grand Ballroom and the Navy Pier Beer Garden.

By Sightseeing Bus

Three sightseeing bus lines stop and pick up at Navy Pier's front entrance. They include American Sightseeing and Gray Line Chicago, 312.251.3100/3107; and Chicago Trolley Company, 312.663.0260. 

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Go Airport Express

Go Airport Express is the official ground transportation provider for Chicago’s O'Hare and Midway Airports and Convention Centers. They offer efficient and economical shared ride shuttle services that depart from O'Hare and Midway Airports every 15 minutes for Downtown Chicago and Suburban Chicago area Hotels.

Click Here  to make a reservation or call 1-888-284-3826 use code "SAIL"