Chicago Auto Show 2016 directions, parking and transit information

(Courtesy Chicago Auto Show)

The 2016 Chicago Auto Show will be held at McCormick Place, which is located at 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago.


See also: MAIN INFO | FAQ | MULTIMEDIA

DIRECTIONS

FROM INDIANA Via the SKYWAY: Take the Indiana Tollway, I-90 West, to the Chicago Skyway, to the local traffic lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway, I-94 West to the Stevenson Expressway, I-55, North to Lake Shore Drive South, and follow the signs to McCormick Place.

FROM INDIANA Via I-80/I-94: Exit I-80/I-94 on the Bishop Ford Expressway and proceed to the Dan Ryan Expressway, I-94 West to the Stevenson Expressway, I-55, North to Lake Shore Drive South, and follow the signs to McCormick Place.

FROM the NORTH, NORTHWEST or O'HARE AIRPORT: Take the Edens Expressway, I-94, East to the Kennedy Expressway, I-90, East to the Dan Ryan Expressway, I-94 East. Continue east on the Dan Ryan, keeping to the right, exit North on the Stevenson Expressway, I-55, to Lake Shore Drive South and follow the signs to McCormick Place.

FROM the NORTHWEST or O'HARE AIRPORT: Take the Northwest Tollway, I-90, East to the Kennedy/Dan Ryan, I-94, East to the Stevenson Expressway, North, I-55, to Lake Shore Drive South and follow the signs to McCormick Place.

FROM the WEST: Take the Eisenhower Expressway, I-290, East to the Dan Ryan, I-94, East. Keep to the right and exit on the Stevenson Expressway, I-55 North. Proceed to Lake Shore Drive South and follow the signs to McCormick Place.

FROM the SOUTH: Take the local traffic lanes on I-94 West, the Bishop Ford Expressway, to the Dan Ryan, I-94, West to the Stevenson Expressway, I-55 North to Lake Shore Drive South and follow signs to McCormick Place.

FROM the SOUTHWEST or MIDWAY AIRPORT: Take the Stevenson, I-55, North to Lake Shore Drive South and follow the signs to McCormick Place.

BIKE: McCormick place has direct access to the Lakefront Trail. Bike parking is available along the Lakefront Trail. For more information on Bike access and the Lakefront trail, please visit http://www.chicagobikes.org.

PARKING

McCormick Place offers on-site parking. There are three main McCormick Place lots. A, B & C. Lot A & C are $23. Lot B is $15. All McCormick Place lots are $10 after 6 p.m. during Chicago Auto Show dates only. Parking fees can be paid by cash or credit card; VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Parking lots are open throughout event hours. Overnight parking is not available, and there are no in-and-out privileges.

SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS & PRESIDENTS DAY (Feb. 15) ONLY the Chicago Auto Show operates free shuttle bus service to and from the Millennium Park Garage. On these days only parking rates at Millennium Park are $18 per 12 hours with validation. Validation will be provided as you exit the shuttle. Parking fees can be paid by cash or credit card; VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Parking lots are open throughout event hours. Overnight parking is available at posted rates. The automobile entrance for the Millennium Park Garage is on South Columbus Drive between Monroe Street (from the south, heading north) and Randolph Street (from the north, heading south).

Furthermore, free shuttles stop in 10-15 minute intervals at the Lower Randolph pedestrian exits. For more information visit www.millenniumgarages.com.

McCormick Place Parking Lot Map | Directions to Lot A | Directions to Lot B | Directions to Lot C

PUBLIC TRANSIT
CTA
Chicago Transit Authority bus routes are a convenient travel option for those heading to the 2016 Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place from the North and South beginning Saturday, Feb.13, 2016 through Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. Bus service is available during all hours the show is open.

Chicago Metra Train and CTA Bus Map | McCormick Place Transportation Gates

CTA's existing #3 King Drive and #21 Cermak bus routes provide direct service to McCormick Place during the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

#3 King Drive
Supplemental service will operate between Fairbanks/Ontario and McCormick Place, running every 20 minutes from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends (8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on last Sunday).

#21 Cermak
Supplemental service will operate between Halsted Orange Line Station and McCormick Place, running every 20 minutes from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends (8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the last Sunday).

Special "Auto Show" Buses
CTA also will operate Auto Show buses, which will have either "Auto Show Bus" or "Metra Stations/Via Downtown" in their destination signs depending on the direction of travel. Service will operate between Ogilvie/Union Stations and McCormick Place from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. every 12 to 20 minutes on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. every 10 to 20 minutes on weekends (8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on last Sunday).

The routes will provide convenient connections with CTA's rail lines downtown and Metra lines at Ogilvie Transportation Center and Union Station.

From Union Station, the shuttle stops at Clinton/Quincy and Jackson between Canal and the Chicago River. For passengers returning to Union Station, the shuttle stops at Adams/Canal.

From Ogilvie Transportation Center on Clinton at Washington, the bus will be making stops south on Clinton to Jackson, and east on Jackson to Wabash. The nearest shuttle stops to the Jackson-Blue Line station are Jackson and Dearborn going toward Auto Show, and Adams and State going toward train stations. A stop is also made on Columbus at 11th to serve the Museum Campus. From Columbus and 11th, the buses run express to McCormick Place.

Customers can connect to buses on Jackson from the Blue Line at Dearborn, the Red Line at State, and from Brown, Green, Orange and Pink Line trains serving the Adams/Wabash station (one block north of Jackson). The shuttle connects to the Red Line at Jackson - Red Line station. Nearest shuttle stop is Jackson and State going toward Auto Show and Adams and State going toward train stations.

Weekends Only
On weekends only, special Auto Show shuttle buses will also operate from the Halsted Orange Line station to McCormick Place approximately every 20 minutes beginning 9 a.m. until 11 p.m.

METRA

Metra service from the north, west and southwest suburbs connects to McCormick Place via CTA bus (see above).

The South Shore provides train service to McCormick Place on weekends. Check the weekend schedule here. In addition, the South Shore will stop select weekday trains at the McCormick Place station, click here for the Chicago Auto Show Weekday Service Bulletin.

For all schedule and fare information call RTA Travel Information at 836-7000 (all local area codes) or visit http://www.rtachicago.com/.
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