theMART is Chicago’s trade show venue full of show rooms at 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza. The large building is next to the Merchandise Mart CTA Station on the brown and purple lines, making it an easy transit commute.
Things to Know
- The Chicago Water Taxi stops near theMART if you’re commuting via the river.
- The Merchandise Mart Station is handicap-accessible.
- Choose a hotel near the Chicago River to have the easiest walking or train commute (Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza is the closest hotel).
Take any brown or purple line train to the Merchandise Mart Station (including from any elevated CTA station in the Loop). From the blue line, transfer at Clark/Lake. From the red line, transfer at Fullerton if you are commuting from the north side. You can also use the red Lake Station in the Loop and walk up the stairs to the nearby State/Lake CTA Station for brown and purple train access (or walk to Clark/Lake down the street for handicap-accessibility).
Use Google Maps to get specific transit and walking directions from your starting location.