By car, train, bus or boat, Getting to Navy Pier in Chicago is a breeze! Here’s a guide to how to get to Navy Pier – no matter your preferred method of transportation.
Take Metra to Navy Pier
Navy Pier is easily accessible via train thanks to the Metra train lines. With numerous stations downtown and stops in most Chicago suburbs, this a great option for greater Chicago area residents. On weekends and holidays, up to 3 children under the age of 12 travel for free when accompanied by a fare-paying adult. Once at the train station, there are CTA buses that can transport you to Navy Pier or you may opt to take a cab. For Metra fare and schedule information visit Metra online.
CTA Buses that Go to Navy Pier
The CTA has seven bus lines that go directly to Navy Pier. All buses in Chicago are ADA accessible and run daily. Options to Navy Pier include: #29 State St, #65 Grand Ave, #66 Chicago Ave. and the #124 Navy Pier Express (serving METRA lines, Millennium Park/Randolph St., Ogilvie and Union Stations). During weekday rush hours, the #2 Hyde Park Express (stops running at 9:10pm), #120 Northwestern/Wacker Express (serving the Ogilvie Transportation Center), and the #121 Union/Wacker Express (serving Union Station) run every fifteen minutes from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. throughout the summer and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. the rest of the year.
Navy Pier Trolley
The free Navy Pier Trolley operates every Friday through Sunday. Fridays: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturdays: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sundays: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Navy Pier Trolley’s route includes the Grand Avenue corridor from Navy Pier to State Street, stopping at the CTA Red Line stop near the Hotel Palomar Chicago.
Boats to Navy Pier
In the summer months, Shoreline Sightseeing operates several water taxis between Navy Pier and the Museum Campus. Daily shuttle service operates from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For driving directions to Navy Pier in Chicago, use Google Maps.