Loop Chicago

Public Transit

With direct service from CTA trains and buses, in addition to Amtrak, Metra and South Shore lines, the Loop is the most accessible neighborhood in the city.

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)

The CTA operates the nation's second largest public transportation system and covers the City of Chicago and 35 surrounding suburbs. On an average weekday, approximately 1.7 million rides are taken on the CTA.

A complete list of fares is available on the CTA website.


All CTA trains offer service into the Loop.

From the Airports:

  • O'Hare International Airport: Blue Line towards Forest Park
  • Midway International Airport: Orange Line towards the Loop

From the North:

From the South:

From the West:


The following buses offer direct service into the Loop.

From the North:

From the South:

From the West:

Metra, Amtrak and South Shore Lines


Metra is the commuter rail agency serving Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane and McHenry counties in the Chicago area.​ It serves more than 100 communities with 241 stations on 11 lines running from Chicago’s downtown:

There are five Metra stations located in and near the Loop. A complete list of fares is available on the Metra website.


Amtrak, the national rail operator, clocks 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, operating more than 300 trains each day—at speeds up to 150 mph—to more than 500 destinations.

Within the Midwest, Amtrak offers convenient, non-stop service from destinations like St. Louis, Milwaukee and Grand Rapids to Chicago's Union Station, which is located just west of the Loop within walking distance of most destinations.

South Shore Line

The South Shore Line operates commuter rail service between Northwest Indiana and Chicago. Loop stations include Millennium and Van Buren Street stations, both located just east of the Loop in Millennium and Grant parks.