Public Transportation


Elevated "L", Subway Trains, and Buses

Chicago has a well-developed public transportation system including buses and the famous CTA "L" lines that are both underground subways and elevated trains.

Rail fares are $2.25 each way using the Chicago Card and Chicago Card Plus and for fare cards purchased at rail stations.

Brown / Purple Lines - The main campus is located immediately adjacent to the "L" Brown and Purple Line stops of the "Merchandise Mart."

Red Line - The Red Line subway station is at the corner of Lake and State streets (four blocks west to Wells Street, then head north over the river to campus).

Orange / Blue / Green Lines - The Blue, Green, and Orange lines share a station close to campus at Lake and Clark streets (head two block west to Wells and then head north over the river to campus).

Bus Routes - There are several bus routes that stop either directly across from campus or within a short walking distance. A popular north/south route is the 156 LaSalle bus. Visit www.transitchicago.com for more information. The bus fare is $2.00 each way using the Chicago Card and Chicago Card Plus and fare cards purchased at rail stations. A fare of $2.25 each way is also accepted on buses in dollar bills or coins.

From the Airports

The Chicago School is easily assessable by public transportation from either Midway or O'Hare Airports by taking the Chicago CTA.

Midway: Follow signs to CTA Orange/Midway Line. Take the train to the "Lake and Clark Street" stop. Take stairs to street level and you will be on Lake Street. Walk west on Lake Street two blocks to Wells Street and head north/right over the river. The campus is on the east side of the street. The "L" ride is less than 40 minutes from Midway.

O'Hare: Follow signs to CTA Blue Line. Take the subway to the "Lake and Clark Street" stop. You will emerge from the subway station inside of the Thompson Center. Walk west two blocks to Wells Street and head north/right over the river. The campus is on the east side of the street. The "L" ride is approximately 50 minutes from O'Hare.

From Metra Commuter Trains and Amtrak Stations

Union Station: Walk east on either Jackson or Adams to Wells. Then go left/north across the river to The Chicago School Campus. Approximately a 20-30 minute walk.

Ogilvie Station: Walk east on either Madison, Washington, or Randolph to Wells. Then go left/north across the river to The Chicago School Campus. Approximately a 20-30 minute walk.

LaSalle Street Station: Walk north to Van Buren and then head west to Wells. Then go right/north across the river to The Chicago School Campus. Approximately a 20 to 30 minute walk.

Randolph Street Station: Walk west on Randolph to State Street. Then go right/north onto State. Then go left/west onto Wacker. Follow Wacker to Wells, then goright/north across the river to The Chicago School Campus. Approximately a 15 to 25 minute walk.