Willis Tower, formerly the Sears Tower, is the second tallest building in North America at 233 S Wacker Drive, a short walk away from the Quincy CTA Station and Chicago Union Station. In addition to the popular Skydeck on the 103rd floor, you can dine at the Metropolitan Club or rent event space.

Things to Know

  • Willis Tower is an easy CTA train commute (although the nearest CTA station is not handicap accessible)
  • The Shoreline Water Taxi travels between Willis Tower and Navy Pier between May and September as an easy and fun way to travel between attractions
  • Get a fast pass to skip the Skydeck lines with CityPass

CTA Directions

Brown, Orange, Pink and Purple Lines
Take a brown, orange, pink or purple line train to the Quincy Station if you are able to walk up and down stairs. At street level, walk south toward Chase Bank (not Starbucks) to Jackson Street and turn right.

Blue Line + Handicap Accessibility
Take a blue line train (or transfer to one at Clark/Lake from all lines except red if accessibility is needed) to the Jackson (Blue) Station. At street level, walk to Jackson Blvd. and turn right on Jackson. Walking time is approximately 8 minutes.

Green Line
Take a green line train to the Clark/Lake CTA Station. Transfer to an elevated brown, orange, pink or purple train to reach Quincy or transfer to the subway (blue line) to reach the Jackson Blue Station for handicap accessibility.

Red Line
Take the red line to the Jackson (Red) Station, walk north on State Street away from the Divvy bikes to Jackson Blvd. and turn left on Jackson (about 11 minutes walking time).

Tip: For custom transit and walking directions, use Google Maps with your starting location and click on the transit icon.

Metra/Amtrak Directions

Chicago’s Union Station is about a block away from Willis Tower. Amtrak trains, the Megabus and Metra BNSF, Milwaukee District  North and Milwaukee District West lines all connect with Union Station. Walk over the river via Jackson or Adams Street to reach the building.


Divvy bike docks are across the street from the Willis Tower at the intersection of Franklin and Jackson Streets (south of the building).

More Information

CTA to Navy Pier
CTA to John Hancock Center
10 ‘L’ Stations for Tourists