Maps - Transportation

CTA (Public Transportation)

Public transportation is an easy and affordable way to traverse the city and The Magnificent Mile. Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) buses and the elevated and subway trains will take you from one end of the city to the other in no time.

  • Red Line Train: Exit via Chicago Avenue or Grand Avenue and walk east approximately 3 blocks.
  • Bus: Thirteen bus routes run along The Magnificent Mile with various drop offs on North Michigan Avenue between Oak Street and Wacker Drive, including: 2, 3, 10, 26, 125, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 151, 157. The following bus routes intersect North Michigan Avenue from the east and/or west: 66 (upper Michigan Avenue); 29, 65 (lower Michigan Avenue).

For bus and train schedules, system maps, CTA bus tracker and to plan your trip, visit or contact the CTA at (312) 836-7000.


Airport Shuttle

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.



Taxi cabs are plentiful and easy to catch along The Magnificent Mile. There are no designated areas to catch a taxi cab so simply raise your hand and wait for the next available cab to stop for you. You can also order a cab by calling Yellow Cab at 312-TAXICAB or by texting your complete pickup address to 777222. Or call Flash Cab at 773-561-4444 or text your complete pickup address to EZTAXI.


Trolley & Double Decker Bus

Enjoy the sights of The Magnificent Mile from a trolley or double decker bus while your driver gives an entertaining and informative tour of the area. Hop on and off at several locations along The Magnificent Mile for a little shopping or a bite to eat. Pick up the Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Bus on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Pearson Street in front of the Water Tower Pumping Station or at 401 N. Michigan Avenue next to the Chicago River. Pick up the Gray Line Tours Trolley or Double Decker Bus at Chestnut and Michigan Avenue at the John Hancock Building or at 410 N. Michigan Avenue in front of the Wrigley Building.


Water Taxi

For a unique route of travel, hop on Wendella’s Chicago Water Taxi for a quick trip down the Chicago River to or from The Magnificent Mile. Contact Wendella at (312) 337-1446 or click here for information on schedules, rates and docks.


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