Fare chart

REGULAR FARES (as deducted from a Ventra Transit Account or paid via Pay-as-you-go u2020 direct contactless payment) Full Reduced
‘L’ train fare $2.50 * $1.25
Bus fare 2.25 1.10
Transfer u2021 Up to 2 additional rides within 2 hrs Free Free

Can you use a debit card on CTA? CTA patrons will simply u201ctapu201d their contactless credit, debit and bank cards or CTA-branded prepaid cards on a card reader to board trains and buses.

Consequently, Can I use Ventra card on Metra? Yes. If you’ve created a Ventra account you can log in and use transit value from that card’s account to buy a Metra mobile ticket.

What is Chicago Pace pass? Pace provides suburban bus service, with most of its routes providing convenient connections to CTA and Metra. CTA’s 30-Day passes and stored value cards u2013 Chicago Card, Chicago Card Plus and magnetic strip transit cards u2013 may still be used on Pace buses.


Can you buy a Ventra Card at O’Hare Airport?

You can buy a Ventra card at the entrance to the blue line (train to the city) inside O’Hare. There are vending machines and the attendants around are helpful if you have any questions at all. The card is re-chargeable and you can use it for buses as well as all Metro train lines.

Do Chicago buses take Apple pay? The ability to use mobile wallets like Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay has already been available for customers to pay their fares directly at Ventra fare readers on CTA buses and trains. Now, for the first time, Apple Pay has been added to the Ventra app.

How much is an uber from O’Hare to downtown Chicago? Weighing your transport options?

Mode Cost between O’Hare & downtown Travel time: Midway to downtown
CTA trains $5 or less* 25 min
Taxi around $40 15-40 min
Shuttle Van Services over $25 15-40 min
Rideshare (Uber, Lyft, etc.) around $35-50 (surges to $140 or more) 15-40 min

How much is a cab from Chicago O’Hare to downtown? A cab from O’Hare to downtown will run you about $40 not including tip, and usually takes 30 to 40 minutes. If you fly into Midway International, the Orange Line will get you into downtown in about 30 minutes; a cab ride will run you about $30 and usually takes 20 to 30 minutes.

Where is the Blue Line downtown Chicago?

There are a number of stations you can get off at downtown, but the closest Blue Line station to Millennium Park is the Washington station. If you’re looking to transfer trains or explore more of the Loop, the Clark/Lake station is a good one to hop off at.

How do I use CTA on iPhone? What is Express Transit Mode and how do I enable it?

  1. Open the Wallet app on your iPhone.
  2. Select the Ventra Card you want to set up for Express Transit.
  3. Select the “…” (three horizontal dots) and select Express Transit. Follow prompts to authenticate.

Can I tap my phone on the bus?

Simply tap your contactless bank card (e.g. credit or debit card) or mobile device at the MRT fare gates or card reader on buses as you would usually do with your current travel card. If you are using your mobile device, remember to place your device a little longer at the fare gates or card reader.

Can you tap to pay on CTA? Now, CTA and Pace riders will be able to simply tap their NFC-enabled Android™ phone at CTA rail stations or aboard CTA or Pace buses to pay for rides using Ventra Card in Google Pay. Customers will not be required to carry a plastic Ventra card.

Which Chicago airport is closest to downtown?

Which Airport is Closer to Downtown Chicago? The closest airport to Downtown Chicago is Midway International. Even though O’Hare is farther away with all forms of transportation, Signature Transportation Group is here to help. If you can’t change your airport, you can always change your means of transportation.

How long does it take to walk from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 at O Hare?

From Terminal 1

It’s broken up into two separate concourses (B and C), and overall, it’s a beautiful place. This is how long it takes to walk to other parts the airport from terminal 1: To anywhere within Terminal 1: 10 minutes. To Terminal 2: 15 minutes.

Is there a shuttle between O’Hare and Midway? GO Airport Express serves the two major airports in the Chicago area including O’Hare (ORD) and Midway (MDW). Our airport shuttles and private van charters pick up and drop off daily between both airports, downtown Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

How much is a cab from O Hare? Shared Taxi Fixed Prices

From To Price per person
O’Hare Airport Downtown $24
Midway Airport Downtown $18
O’Hare/Midway Midway/O’Hare $37

How do I pay for a cab in Chicago?

You’ll find the pad to swipe your credit card in front of you in the back of the taxi. The driver will give you a receipt. Also, just in case, be prepared to pay cash. This is less of an issue than it used to be but many cabbies hate when you pay by cc and will claim that their cc machine is broken.

How much does it cost to take a taxi to O’Hare airport? Flat rates for a cab service to O’Hare Airport starts at $35.00 flat for suburbs around the airport. Depending on distance, time of the day, the number of passengers and amount of luggage, prices will be higher. Reserve a ride to O’Hare Airport in advance to avoid long waits.

What train goes to O Hare?

The CTA Blue Line provides 24-hour rapid transit train service between Chicago-O’Hare International Airport(Opens in a new window) and the Forest Park terminal, via downtown Chicago.

Why is the Chicago subway called the L? How-to: Riding the train. CTA’s train system is known as the ‘L’ (a now-official name originally short for « elevated »). Trains serve over 140 stations located throughout the city and nearby suburbs, on elevated railways, in subways, or on the ground.

What stop is downtown Chicago?

The Damen & Madison (North) stop is the nearest one to United Center in Chicago.

Can I pay CTA with iPhone? Use your iPhone or Apple Watch to pay your fare on CTA and Pace using transit value or passes.

How do you pay for bus on iPhone?

As you approach a fare gate or board the bus, make sure your device is turned on (it doesn’t need to be connected to a network). Position the top of iPhone within a few centimeters of the contactless reader at the transit gate until you see Done and a checkmark on the screen.

Can I pay my metro bill with Apple Pay? Make secure purchases in stores, in apps, and now on the web with your METRO VISA and Apple Pay!

Does SimplyGo cost more?

Are there any fees involved with using SimplyGo

No; there are no additional fees for using locally-issued credit cards.

Can I use my phone as EZLink? The EZ-Link App is supported on phones that operate on either iOS or Android platforms.

Can I use debit card for MRT? * If you are currently using the EZ-Link or NETS FlashPay functionality of a contactless bank card, please switch the payment mode of your card to contactless payment at the General Ticketing Machines located at all MRT and LRT stations before starting your travel, in order to use it for fare payment.


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