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Chicago Union Station
225 S. Canal St.
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 655-2101

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Metropolitan Lounge for First Class (sleeping car) passengers: features comfortable seating, an attendant, phone, self-service soft drink bar, baggage area and restroom. Open 8:30a to 9:00p daily.

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Station layout
Street map of downtown Chicago, courtesy Illinois DOT
Regional map of Amtrak and Metra commuter rail routes, courtesy IDOT

Note: In the tables below, links appear in color. Click any address link to get driving directions from station. All links open in a separate window. Listings appear only as a convenience, are subject to change without notice and do not constitute endorsement.

POINTS OF INTEREST

Willis Tower
233 S Wacker Dr - 2 blk E
(312) 875-9696
Observation 'Skydeck' on 103rd floor. At 1,450 ft, tallest building in the United States. Formerly known as Sears Tower.
Chase Bank Tower
10 S Dearborn St - 0.7 mi NE
(312) 893-2956
Auditorium hosts live recording most Thursdays of the NPR quiz show Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
Robert Morris College, main campus
401 S State St - 0.8 mi E (at Jackson)
(312) 935-6800
Goodman Theatre
170 N Dearborn - 0.9 mi NE
(312) 443-3800
1925 theater offering a variety of shows.
Harold Washington Library Center
400 S State St - 1.0 mi E (at Van Buren)
(312) 733-LIBRARY
Nation's largest municipal public library building. Open daily.
Chicago Architecture Foundation
224 S Michigan Ave - 1.1 mi E (at Jackson, the historic Santa Fe Building)
(312) 922-3432
930am-5pm daily. Architectural tours, gallery, giftshop highlighting Chicago's spectacular architecture.
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S Michigan Ave - 1.2 mi E (at Adams Street)
(312) 443-3600
Open daily. Admission: adults $8, children $5.
University of Illinois-Chicago
1200 W Harrison St - 1.2 mi W (CTA Blue Line, Forest Park branch, UIC-Halstead stop)
(312) 996-7000
Museum of Broadcast Communications
400 N State St Ste 240 - 1.3 mi NE
(312) 629-6000
Scheduled to open to the public in 2010
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St - 1.5 mi NE (CTA bus 151 direct from Union Station, NW corner of Grant Pa)
(312) 742-1168
Site of BP Bridge, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Harris Theater, Lurie Garden, Crown Fountain
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E Chicago Ave - 1.5 mi NE
(312) 280-2660
The Magnificent Mile
625 N Michigan Ave - 1.7 mi NE (Michigan Avenue north from the Chicago River to Oak Street)
(312) 642-3570
8-blk shopping, dining and entertainment district.
Chicago Antique Market
150 N Ogden - 1.7 mi W (address approximate - district is on W Randolph St. between)
(312) 951-9939
Indoor and outdoor urban antique flea market, last Sunday of month, May-Oct. Admission $8, under 12 free.
Lookingglass Theatre in the Water Tower
821 N Michigan Avenue - 2.1 mi NE
(312) 337-0665
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
1300 S Lake Shore Drive - 2.1 mi SE
(312) 922-STAR
9 am - 5 pm Sun-Thurs; 9 am - 9 pm Fri-Sat. Admission: $5 adult, $4 children 4-17.
Field Museum of Natural History
1400 S Lake Shore Drive - 2.2 mi SE
(312) 922-9410
Open daily, 9am-5pm. Admission: adults $7, children 3-17 $4.
Shedd Aquarium/Oceanarium
1200 S Lake Shore Dr - 2.2 mi SE
(312) 939-2438
Open daily 9am-5pm. Admission: adults $11, children 3-11 $9.
Navy Pier
700 E Grand Ave - 2.4 mi NE
(312) 595-7437
Daily 10am-8pm. Shopping, origin for Chicago River and Lake Michigan shoreline boat tours. Large Ferris wheel offers spectacular view of lake and Chicago skyline.
Chicago History Museum
1601 N Clark - 2.5 mi N
(312) 642-4600
930am-430pm Mon-Sat; 12-5 Sun.
Wrigley Field
1060 W Addison St - 6.1 mi N (Take CTA Red Line north to Addison station; ballpark is 1 bl)
(773) 404-CUBS
Built in 1914, Wrigley Field is the 2nd oldest surviving ballpark in the majors. Tours ($15/person) available on selected Saturdays May-Sept.
Museum of Science and Industry
5700 S Lake Shore Drive - 8.0 mi S (in historic Hyde Park)
(773) 684-1414
Includes special passenger train exhibit
University of Chicago
5801 S Ellis Ave - 8.7 mi S (Metra-IC line, Hyde Park-59th St. stop)
(773) 702-1234
Northwestern University
633 Clark St - 15.1 mi N (CTA Purple Line, Linden stop; Metra UP-N, Davis stop. In Eva)
(312) 503-8649
A. Philip Randolph/Pullman Porter Museum
10406 S Maryland Ave - 16.0 mi S (in Pullman Historic District)
(773) 928-3935
Open Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: $5
UPCOMING EVENTS

May 3-7, 2017 UIC Spring Commencements (Academic)
University of Illinois-Chicago
DRIVING DIRECTIONS

 
Use this form to get point-to-point directions:
Street address
City State
PARKING

Union Station Self Park 1000 spaces. On station grounds. 500 short-term, 500 long-term spaces available. Security on duty 24 hr. (312) 786-0111

RENTAL CAR LOCATIONS

enterprise 555 W Madison - 000.05 blk NW
(312) 906-8300, 1-800-RENT-A-CAR
Will pick up with advance notice.
national 203 N La Salle - 000.9 mi NE
(312) 236-2581, 1-800-CAR-RENT
Will reimburse cab fare with receipt.
avis 214 N Clark St - 001.0 mi NE
(312) 782-8701, 1-800-831-AVIS
budget 65 E Lake St - 001.3 mi NE
(773) 686-6800, 1-800-527-0700
Will pick up with advance notice.
hertz in Chicago Union Station - n/a
(312) 928-0539, 1-800-654-3131
Participates in Amtrak Guest Rewards.
HOTELS

laquinta Suites 1 S. Franklin - 000.4 mi NE
(312) 558-1020, 1-800-531-5900
silversmith 10 S Wabash - 000.5 mi E (On Wabash, between Madison and Monroe.)
(312) 372-7696, 1-800-979-0084
Formerly Crowne Plaza.
w City Center 172 W Adams St - 000.5 mi E
(312) 332-1200, 1-888-625-5144
Participates in Amtrak Guest Rewards.
holiday Hotel and Suites 506 W Harrison St - 000.5 mi S
(312) 957-9100, 1-800-HOLIDAY
hilton Palmer House 17 E Monroe St - 000.8 mi E
(312) 726-7500, 1-800-HILTONS
Participates in Amtrak Guest Rewards.
holiday Mart Plaza 350 N Orleans - 000.8 mi N
(312) 836-5000, 1-800-HOLIDAY
Hotel Allegro 171 W Randolph - 000.8 mi NE (near Randolph & LaSalle)
(312) 236-1826
Burnham Hotel 1 W Washington - 000.9 mi NE (Washington & Dearborm)
(312) 782-1111
westin River North 320 N Dearborn St - 001.1 mi NE
(312) 744-1900, 1-800-937-8461
Participates in Amtrak Guest Rewards.
congress Congress Plaza Hotel 520 S Michigan Ave - 001.2 mi E
(312) 427-3800, 1-800-635-1666
hotel71 71 E Wacker Drive - 001.2 mi NE
(312) 346-7100, 1-800-621-4005
monaco Hotel Monaco 225 N Wabash - 001.2 mi NE
(312) 346-6585, 1-866-610-0081
formerly Oxford House.
hilton Chicago 722 S Michigan Ave - 001.3 mi SE
(312) 922-4400, 1-800-HILTONS
Participates in Amtrak Guest Rewards.
hyatt 151 E Wacker Drive - 001.4 mi NE
(312) 565-1234, 1-800-233-1234
embassy Embassy Suites 600 N State St - 001.5 mi NE
(312) 943-3800, 1-800-EMBASSY
Participates in Amtrak Guest Rewards.
swissotel 323 E Wacker Drive - 001.5 mi NE
(312) 565-0565, 1-800-63-SWISS
hiltongarden Magnificent Mile 10 E Grand Ave - 001.6 mi NE
(312) 595-0000, 1-877-STAY-HGI
Participates in Amtrak Guest Rewards.
marriott Chicago Downtown 540 N Michigan Ave - 001.6 mi NE
(312) 836-0100, 1-800-228-9290
Participates in Amtrak Guest Rewards.
holidayx Hotel Cass 640 N Wabash - 001.7 mi NE (Wabash & Ontario)
(312) 787-4030, 1-800-HOLIDAY
homewood Chicago-Downtown 40 E Grand Ave - 001.7 mi NE
(312) 644-2222, 1-800-CALL-HOME
sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers 301 E North Water St - 001.7 mi NE
(312) 464-1000, 1-800-325-3535
Participates in Amtrak Guest Rewards.
courtyard Magnificent Mile 165 E Ontario St - 001.8 mi NE
(312) 573-0800, 1-800-231-2211
crowne Allerton 701 N Michigan Ave - 001.8 mi NE
(312) 440-1500, 1-800-2-CROWNE
redroof Red Roof Inn 162 E Ontario St - 001.8 mi NE
(312) 787-3580, 1-800-THE-ROOF
wyndham Chicago 633 N St. Clair - 001.9 mi NE
(312) 573-0300, 1-800-WYNDHAM
Whitehall Hotel 105 E. Delaware Pl - 002.1 mi NE
(312) 944-6300
fairfield 216 E Ontario - 002.1 mi NE
(312) 787-8714, 1-800-228-2800
millennium Knickerbocker 163 E Walton Place - 002.3 mi NE
(312) 751-8100
Seneca Hotel and Suites 200 E Chestnut St - 002.4 mi NE (near Chestnut and N Michigan)
(312) 787-8900
Ambassador East 1301 N State Parkway - 002.5 mi N
(312) 787-7200
Belden-Stratford 2300 Lincoln Park West - 003.5 mi N
(773) 281-2900
LOCAL TRANSIT

Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach/Van Galder Bus
1-800-747-0994
Connecting service to Rockford, IL; Beloit, WI; Janesville, WI; South Madison and Madison, WI.

Local Bus Chicago Transit Authority
(312) 836-7000

Light Rail CTA Elevated Railway ('the el')
(312) 836-7000

Commuter Rail Metra - BNSF, Heritage, SouthWest
Chicago Union Station (South Terminal)
(312) 836-7000

Metra - Milwaukee Dist., North Central
Chicago Union Station (North Terminal)
(312) 836-7000

Metra - Rock Island
La Salle Street Station - 7 blk SE (La Salle and Van Buren)
(312) 836-7000
Service to Joliet.

Metra - UP
Ogilvie Transportation Center - 3 blk N (former North Western Station)
(312) 836-7000
Service to points north and northwest.

South Shore Line
Randolph Street Station - 10 blk E (Michigan and Randolph Sts.)
Service to points south and southeast.

Intercity Bus
630 W Harrison St. - 4 blk SW
(312) 408-5980

Airport Chicago Midway - MDW
5700 S Cicero - 12.0 mi SW (Accessible by CTA Orange Line via Quincy station, 3 blk E)
(773) 838-0600

Chicago O'Hare International - ORD
10000 W O'Hare - 17.0 mi NW (Accessible by CTA Blue Line via Clinton station, 2 blk S)
1-800-832-6352
$25 by taxi, $15 by limo.

Taxi Chicago City Taxi
(773) 980-0909

Mayflower Care Cabs
1-800-233-0806
For passengers with special mobility requirements.

Shoreline Water Taxi
200 S Wacker Dr - 4 blk NW (Union Station/Willis Tower stop)
(312) 268-6066
Operates spring-fall. Stops include Michigan Ave., Navy Pier and Museum Complex.

Yellow Cab
(312) 829-4222

LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS

Chicago Tribune  •  www.tribune.com
WBBM (2, CBS)  •  www.cbs2chicago.com
WFLD (32, Fox)  •  www.foxchicago.com
WGN (9, CW)  •  wgntv.trb.com
WLS (7, ABC)  •  www.abc7chicago.com
WMAQ (5, NBC)  •  www.nbc5.com
Chicago Reader  •  www.chireader.com
VISITOR INFORMATION

Chicago Convention and Tourist Bureau 2301 Lake Shore Drive (in McCormick Place)
Chicago, IL 60616-1490
1-800-2CONNECT

Chicago Water Works Visitor Center Water tower was one of few surviving structures from fire of 1871.
163 E Pearson (in historic water tower)
Chicago, IL 60611-2162


Cultural Center and Visitor Information Center Open daily 10am-5pm. Extensive information on what to see and do when visiting Chicago.
77 E Randolph (Corner of Randolph and Michigan Avenue.)
Chicago, IL 60601-7503


Sen. Richard J. Durbin
(D)

711 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-2152

Sen. Mark Kirk
(R)

524 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-2854

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