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Getting Around Like A Local: Your Guide to Chicago Transportation

One of the perks of visiting Chicago is that we have one of the best public transportation systems. Though you may be driving in from out of town, that doesn’t mean you have to drive around town when you get here! Below you’ll find an easy guide to getting around while you’re in town.

First thing’s first! Plan your trip. Look up the surrounding area and the places that you know you’ll want to go while you’re here. The Chicago Transit Authority website http://transitchicago.com is a wonderful resource for everything public transit! The great thing about the Raffaello Hotel is that we are centrally located and accessible to most of the major bus routes and trains.

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There are a few ways you can pay to get around. The fare is pretty reasonable and easy to manage.

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You can pay cash to ride buses and trains, get a Ventra Card, or a disposable ticket that has fare loaded onto it. Fare cards can only be purchased at train stations that have fare vending machines. Ventra Cards can be purchased and reloaded with passes at Walgreens or CVS.

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Many of the main buses that take you to popular attractions stop right along Michigan Avenue. You can catch one of the buses to Lincoln Park Zoo, the Museum Campus, Millennium Park and many other places. Our train system is easy to navigate, as you can easily transfer from one train to another in “the Loop”, the central area of the city where all of the main train lines circulate.

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Here you’ll find a very helpful map of popular destinations with the train and bus routes! Take advantage of our “Hot Wheels” deal here and have your parking included in your stay! Park your car and navigate the city like a local!

04 Nov
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