Which CTA train goes to Union Station?

Technically, no CTA train travels directly to Chicago's Union Station. At 225 Canal Street, Union Station is just outside the Loop next to the Chicago River. Just across the river, however, are multiple CTA stations on all rail lines if you're willing to walk about 10 minutes. Choose from the following rail stations for access … Continue reading Which CTA train goes to Union Station?

Closest Metra Stations to Navy Pier

Going to Navy Pier via Metra train? Geographically speaking, the closest Metra station is Millennium Station on the Electric District line (view Metra rail map). However, just because it is the closest station doesn't mean the commute is simple. Millennium Station to Navy Pier Once you arrive in downtown Chicago, there are several options to reach the … Continue reading Closest Metra Stations to Navy Pier

10 Chicago Destinations That are Easy to Get on CTA

Fortunately, you don't have to deal with Chicago traffic. A massive network of commuter and city rail lines provides many train commute options so you don't have to drive. Here are 10 of the easiest places to reach via CTA "L" trains if you're looking for commute ideas. 1. Chicago Airports Chicago has not one, … Continue reading 10 Chicago Destinations That are Easy to Get on CTA

7 Chicago Beaches Closest to CTA

Chicago beaches offer lots of sun and sand along with water sports, playgrounds and restaurants along Lake Michigan. Explore the beaches closest to CTA train stations below for car-free commute options. All stations are on the red line (view CTA map). 1. Foster Beach Closest Station: Berwyn Walking Time: 10 minutes (view map) Foster Beach (pictured … Continue reading 7 Chicago Beaches Closest to CTA

Can you drink alcohol on Metra trains?

The answer is yes, you can drink on Metra, but there are certain days and times when alcohol and glass bottles are prohibited. See below to view the alcohol policy on trains. No Alcohol and No Glass Bottles St. Patrick's Day Parade South Side Irish Parade (Rock Island District line only) Air and Water Show Saturday and Sunday of … Continue reading Can you drink alcohol on Metra trains?

Top 10 Chicago Hotels Near Train Stations

There's no shortage of hotels in Chicago. If you're trying to decide where to stay, and want easy access to the city's trains, view this list of top-rated hotels that are a 5-minute walk away or less from "L" stations. Hotel ratings sourced from TripAdvisor traveler reviews. 10. Kinzie Hotel Station: Grand Red In between the Grand Red … Continue reading Top 10 Chicago Hotels Near Train Stations