Public Transportation

Public transportation is the most affordable and convenient way to get to Wintrust Arena

Taxi Services

More than 5,800 city taxis are at your service in Chicago. Facility direction signs and personnel at the Concierge Desk will direct attendees to gates that are designated for your event.

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Bus System

#3 King Drive bus is the most common bus route to the Wintrust Arena, running north/south along Michigan Avenue. The #3 stop is at Michigan Avenue and Cermak Road. It serves many downtown hotels, as well as the Magnificent Mile and Water Tower Place.

#21 Cermak Road bus runs East/West along Cermak Road. The #21 stop is at Michigan Avenue and Cermak Road.

#4 Cottage Grove bus runs North/South along Michigan Avenue, two blocks west of the Wintrust Arena.  The #4 stop is at Michigan Avenue and Cermak Road.

Payment for these transportation options is via Cash or Ventra Card. A Ventra Transit Card may be purchased at any of the train or elevated stations, and must be used to pay elevated train fares. You may also download the Ventra App through your favorite App Store. If using cash on buses you must have the exact fare.

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Elevated Rail System - "L"

The CTA Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line Station (Chicago, IL) station is located at Cermak Road and State Street, 2.5 blocks (0.15 mile) west of the Wintrust Arena at Cermak Road and Indiana Ave.

The CTA Cermak-Chinatown Red Line Station (Chicago, IL) is located four blocks west (0.5 mile) of the Wintrust Arean and two blocks west of the Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line Station.

Payment for these transportation options is via Cash or Ventra Card. A Ventra Transit Card may be purchased at any of the train or elevated stations, and must be used to pay elevated train fares. You may also download the Ventra App through your favorite App Store.

METRA Rail (The Electric Line)

Located on Level 2.5 of the Grand Concourse in the South Building, the METRA Electric commuter railroad provides direct service within seven minutes to and from downtown Chicago. Service from the Millennium (Randolph St.) Station (near the Fairmont Hotel) to McCormick Place begins early morning, with more frequent pick-ups during rush hours.

Payment for these transportation options is via Cash or Ventra Card. A Ventra Transit Card may be purchased at any of the train or elevated stations, and must be used to pay elevated train fares. You may also download the Ventra App through your favorite App Store. If using cash on buses you must have the exact fare.

Transportation Network Providers (Ridesharing Programs)

A Transportation Network Provider (TNP) company, also referred to as a “rideshare” company, provides prearranged transportation services for compensation through an Internet-enabled application or digital platform connecting passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire.

CHICABS” offers options for taxicab passengers to electronically hail (E-Hail) a taxicab through a mobile app. CHICABS approved apps also let passengers electronically pay (E-Pay) for the taxicab fare through the app. Download “Curb” from your favorite App Store. Click “Arro” for the Arro App site.

Lyft” and “Uber” are licensed TNP companies with the City of Chicago. Download their application(s) from your favorite App Store.

Divvy Bike Program

McCormick Square is part of the City of Chicago Bike Sharing System called Divvy. A 24-hour pass can be purchased at at Divvy Bike station for day of unlimited 30-minute trips. Bikes can be reserved and dropped off at any Divvy station around the city, including the station located in McCormick Square – 2301 S. King Drive. There’s also an additional station located at Cermak and Wabash near the Cermak – McCormick Place Green Line Station. For more information including a system wide map, visit: www.divvybikes.com