Travel and Lodging

Lodging

The University of Chicago receives discounted rates at select hotels. Click here to visit the University’s preferred hotel list. When making a reservation, mention you are a guest of the University of Chicago. Black out dates do apply.

Public Transportation

By Bus

The CTA #6 Jackson Park Express bus will take you from downtown Chicago to Hyde Park. Catch the bus southbound on State Street in the Loop. Get off at 57th or 59th Street, walk under the train tracks, and continue west to the campus.

The Chicago Transit Authority Web Site: http://www.yourcta.com/

By Train

Catch the Metra Electric commuter train Downtown at the Randolph, Van Buren, or Roosevelt station. Get off at 57th or 59th Street and walk west to the campus. From Indiana, take the South Shore train to 57th (Hyde Park).

Metra Web Site: http://www.metrarail.com/
South Shore Site: http://www.nictd.com/

Driving Directions

From Lake Shore Drive

Exit at 57th Drive (the Museum of Science and Industry). Go west and curve around the museum. Take the fourth right onto the Midway Plaisance and go west to the campus. (About Parking)

From Indiana

Take I-65 N or I-80 W to the Skyway I-90/94 W. Drive westbound on the Skyway, exiting at Stony Island. Drive north on Stony Island and turn left on 60th Street.

From The Dan Ryan Expressway (I-94)

Exit at Garfield Blvd. (55th St.) and drive east, following the signs for 55th Street through Washington Park. Once you cross over Cottage Grove Avenue, the campus is on your right.

From the Northern Suburbs

Take I-90/94 to I-55 North to Lake Shore Drive South. Exit at 57th Drive (the Museum of Science and Industry). Go west and curve around the museum. Take the fourth right onto the Midway Plaisance and go west to the campus.

From the Western Suburbs

Take the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) to I-90/94 East. Exit on the I-55 North Exit and then to Lake Shore Drive South. Exit at 57th Drive (the Museum of Science and Industry). Go west and curve around the museum. Take the fourth right onto the Midway Plaisance and go west to the campus.

From the Southern Suburbs

Take the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-94) northbound, exiting at Stony Island Avenue. Drive north on Stony Island to the westbound Midway Plaisance (between 60th and 59th Streets). Turn left onto the Midway Plaisance, and go west to campus. (I-57 travelers: Take I-94 east to reach the Stony Island ramp.)

From the Southwest Suburbs

Take I-55 N. 5 miles to exit 292B, toward Indiana. Exit onto the Dan Ryan Expressway, continue for 0.6 miles. Merge onto I-90 E. Take exit number 57B towards W. 55th St./Garfield Blvd. Continue for almost a mile, then turn slightly right onto Morgan Drive. Morgan Drive becomes E. 57th Street. Continue down E.57th Street until S. Ellis Ave. Turn right onto S. Ellis Ave. Continue straight to campus.
Chicago airports

Midway Airport

From Midway Airport, go north on Cicero Avenue to the Stevenson Expressway (I-55). Take I-55 North to Chicago and exit to Lake Shore Drive South. From Lake Shore Drive, exit at 57th Drive (the Museum of Science and Industry). Go west and curve around the museum. Take the fourth right onto the Midway Plaisance and go west to the campus.

O’Hare Airport

From O’Hare Airport, take I-90 east to Chicago. Once past downtown Chicago, exit to I-55 north and then to Lake Shore Drive South. From Lake Shore Drive, exit at 57th Drive (the Museum of Science and Industry). Go west and curve around the museum. Take the fourth right onto the Midway Plaisance and go west to the campus.

Maps

Maps of campus, parking and Hyde Park may be found at maps.uchicago.edu.