Travel Guides

Flexible schedules and convenient connections make Metra, the Chicago area's commuter rail system, great for family travel to recreation and fun.

Our 10-Ride ticket can be shared by people riding together. On weekends, our $8 Weekend Pass is good for unlimited rides on all Metra lines. And our Weekend Family Fares allow up to 3 children age 11 and under to ride FREE on Metra with a fare-paying adult. You can use your Monthly, 10-Ride Ticket or you can purchase either a one-way ticket or Metra's Weekend Pass.

For Metra and CTA fare and schedule information, phone the Travel Information Center at 836-7000 from city and suburban area codes. (TTY 312-836-4949)

E-mail us at Metra with your mailing address and we'll send you your FREE travel toolkit that includes our easy-to-use Travel Guide, which gives travel information from our downtown terminals to Chicago attractions, and a schedule for the line nearest your home. With our travel tool kit you'll have everything you need to plan a hassle-free day of fun in the city.

Links to travel guides for Metra's downtown stations are below:

Union Station

LaSalle Street

Millennium Station

Ogilvie Station

Metra's Walking Tour Brochure


Chicago Visitor Information
For information regarding Chicago events and attractions and great hotel rates, please call 1-877-CHICAGO or visit Explore Chicago

CTA Visitor Pass
The CTA 1-day Visitor Pass costs $10 and allows unlimited rides on all CTA buses and trains.
Passes can be purchased online at or at Union Station (Metra ticket concourse), Willis Tower, Navy Pier and other locations.