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Visit Navy Pier - Getting Here - Public Transportation

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 Train On METRA
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 www.metrarail.com, or call 312.836.7000.

CTA bus By City Bus
The CTA provides five bus lines with more than 200 buses serving Navy Pier daily. These are #29 State St, #65 Grand Ave., #66 Chicago Ave., #2 Hyde Park Express (during weekday rush hours only), and the #124 Navy Pier (serving METRA lines, Millennium Park/Randolph St., Ogilvie and Union Stations). All buses are equipped with bike racks and are ADA accessible. For more information, call the CTA at (312) 836-7000 or visit www.transitchicago.com.

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) serves the Chicagoland region and provides a variety of different routes directly to Navy Pier. The RTA trip planner makes it easy to use CTA, Metra and Pace buses and trains with real-time next bus and next train travel information. Visit www.rtachicago.org for all the latest transit information and to access the RTA trip planner to find the best way to Navy Pier.

Taxi - auto 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.

By Boat
water TaxiIn the summer months, Shoreline Sightseeing operates several 42-seat water taxi boats between Navy Pier and the Museum Campus. In addition, a Shoreline Shuttle taxi service operates between the Pier and the Loop (near Willis Tower and Adams Street) via the Chicago River. Daily shuttle service operates from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All-day taxi passes and special group rates are available. For more information, call (312) 222-9328.
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