Parking and Transportation

Public Transportation

Public transportation is highly encouraged as parking is limited on campus.  The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) runs buses from Downtown Chicago to Hyde Park.  Click here to visit the CTA website for a list of routes and fees.  The Metra Trains run frequently to Hyde Park from Millennium Station (Randolph & Michigan).  Click here to visit the Metra website for schedule and fees.


As the University shares its neighborhood with the Hyde Park community, parking can often be a challenge. Please allow extra time to secure a parking spot. Street parking is available on the Midway Plaisance, as well as on nearby streets around campus. The University paid parking structure is located on 55th Street, with entrances on both Ellis and Greenwood. In addition, the University of Chicago Hospitals operates a paid parking facility located at 59th Street and Maryland Avenue.

For questions regarding parking on campus, contact the University Parking Office.

5525 South Ellis Avenue - Room 171 (1st Floor)
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Telephone: (773) 702-8969