Daily Shuttle Schedule
Monday, July 9
Tuesday, July 10
Wednesday, July 11 -
Thursday, July 12 -
Friday, July 13
Saturday, July 14
Navy Pier is
accessible via a wide variety of public
transportation options and also offers on-site
parking. Following is a list of options to
consider when visiting Navy Pier.
From the north,
take Lake Shore Drive ( US 41) to the Grand
From the northwest, take the Kennedy Expressway
(I-90/94) to the Ohio Street Exit, south on
Orleans to Illinois Street and proceed east.
From the west, take the Eisenhower Expressway
(I-290) to Columbus Drive, north to Illinois
Street and proceed east.
From the southwest, take the Stevenson
Expressway (I-55) to Lake Shore Drive ( US 41),
north to Illinois Street and proceed east.
From the south, take the Dan Ryan Expressway
(I-90/94) east to the Stevenson Expressway
(I-55) to Lake Shore Drive (US 41), north to
Illinois Street and proceed east.
From the southeast, take Lake Shore Drive ( US
41) north to the Illinois Street exit.
PARKING AT THE
operates three on-Pier parking garages
accommodating 1,740 cars. Self-park rates
(including $1.50 city tax) are:
1 hr or less $
1 - 3 hrs $14.50
3 - 8 hrs $17.50
8 - 24 hrs $19.50
transportation is recommended as the best way of
getting to Navy Pier. It makes your visit easy
commuter rail is a convenient travel
alternative. On weekends, up to 3 children (ages
6 and under) travel free of charge when
accompanied by a fare-paying adult (18 years and
older). And, direct service to Navy Pier is
provided by CTA buses from the Madison Street
(formerly Northwestern) Station. For details,
call (312) 322-6777.
City Bus: The CTA
has six bus lines with more than 200 buses that
serve Navy Pier's front entrance daily. These
include the #29 ( State Street ), the #65 (
Grand Avenue ), the #56 ( Milwaukee Avenue ) and
the #66 ( Chicago Avenue ). During weekday rush
hours, the #120 (Northwestern/Wacker Express)
and #121 (Union/Wacker Express) serve Navy Pier
and their respective METRA train terminals.
Introducing the CTA's #124 Navy Pier Express.
Buses run ever 15 minutes from Union Station and
Ogilvie Transportation Center on Friday nights
from 6:30 pm until midnight; Saturday's from 10
am until midnight and Sundays 10 am until 9:30
pm. Buses run every 15 minutes from Navy Pier on
Friday nights from 7 pm until midnight;
Saturdays from 10:30 am until midnight and
Sundays from 10:30 am until 10 pm, For more
information, call the CTA at (312) 836-7000 or
click on www.transitchicago.com.
Navy Pier Free
Trolley Service: The Illinois-Grand Corridor
Transportation Management Association (TMA)
offers FREE daily trolley service between Navy
Pier and State Street along Grand Avenue and
Illinois Street . Trolley hours are Sundays
through Thursdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays 10
a.m. to 12 midnight; and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 11
p.m. After Memorial Day, the hours increase:
Sundays through Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.;
Fridays and Saturdays 10 - 1 a.m. Trolleys
typically run every 20 minutes and pick-up
points are indicated by 'Navy Pier Trolley Stop'
signs along the route.
Taxi: Navy Pier
has three convenient taxi drop-off and pick-up
points. Depending on what you're coming to see,
you can find taxis at the front entrance
(serving Dock Street and the Family Pavilion);
Entrance 1 (serving the mid-section of the Pier,
the west end of Festival Hall and Riva
Restaurant) and Entrance 2 (close to the east
end of Festival Hall and the Grand Ballroom).
Taxi phones can be found at each location.
On Foot or
In-Line Skates: The Pier is located just four
blocks east of Michigan Avenue , Chicago 's
'Magnificent Mile,' and within easy walking (or
skating) distance of many of Chicago 's best
Buses: Three sightseeing bus lines stop at Navy
Pier's front entrance, including American
Sightseeing and Gray Line Chicago, (312)
251-3100/3107; and Chicago Trolley Company,
Boat: In the
summer months, Shoreline Sightseeing operates
42-seat water taxis between the Pier and the
nearby Shedd Aquarium. In addition, a Shoreline
Shuttle water taxi service operates between Navy
Pier and the Loop (near Sears Tower ) via the
Chicago River . Daily shuttle service operates
from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. through the summer.
For more information, call (312) 222-9328.