Maps - Directions

If You Are Coming to The Magnificent Mile from the Suburbs

Metra
Traveling to and from the suburbs is convenient and easy with Metra trains. Visit www.metrarail.com for schedules, maps and station locations. From the train stations, it is easy to get to The Magnificent Mile! Take a cab, or consider the below options:

  • From Union Station: By bus, take the 151 (northbound ) or 157 (eastbound) at Adams and Canal to  North Michigan Avenue. Exit anywhere between Wacker Drive and Oak Street.
  • From Ogilvie Transportation Center: By bus, take the 157 (eastbound) at Adams and Canal to North Michigan Avenue. Exit anywhere between Wacker Drive and Oak Street.
  • From Metra Millennium Station: Walk north four blocks. Or take the 3, 26, 143, 147, 151 or 157 bus on Michigan at Randolph north to The Magnificent Mile. Exit anywhere between Wacker Drive and Oak Street.
  • Water Taxi: For a unique route of travel from Union Station, hop on Wendella’s Chicago Water Taxi for a quick trip down the Chicago River to The Magnificent Mile. Contact Wendella at (312) 337-1446 or click here for information on schedules, rates and docks.

If You Are Coming to The Magnificent Mile from the Airport

  • CTA  (Public Transportation)
    • From Midway, take the Orange line to Roosevelt. Exit at Roosevelt and transfer to the Red line north (Howard). Take the Red line to the Grand or Chicago stop. Exit and walk east approximately two blocks to Michigan Avenue.
    • From O’Hare, take the Blue line to Lake. Exit at Lake and transfer to the Red line north (Howard). Take the Red line to the Grand or Chicago stop. Exit and walk east approximately two blocks to Michigan Avenue.
  • Airport Shuttle Bus 
    • GO Airport Express offers airport shuttle services between Chicago area locations and O’Hare and Midway Airports. The shuttles depart from O’Hare and Midway Airports every 15 minutes for Chicago downtown and many suburban locations.
  • Cab
    • Cabs are plentiful at the airports and can be picked up outside baggage claim.

If You Are Driving to The Magnificent Mile from the:

  • North: Go south on Lake Shore Drive, exit at Michigan Avenue
  • Northwest : Take I-90/94 to Ohio Street then east on Ohio Street to Michigan Avenue
  • South: Go north on Lake Shore Drive, exit Illinois Street/Grand Avenue, follow signs to Michigan Avenue.
  • Southwest : Take I-55 to Lake Shore Drive north then exit on Illinois Street/Grand Avenue, follow signs to Michigan Avenue.

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