Try the Navy Pier Free Trolley This Summer in Chicago

The Navy Pier free trolley operates Memorial Day through Labor Day and during select special events. The trolley operates between Navy Pier and State Street, traveling on Grand and Illinois, stopping at designated points along the route. Check back here for the most up-to-date trolley schedule.


Summer Schedule (Now through September 7)
Sunday – Thursday: 10 am – 10 pm
Friday and Saturday: 10 am – 12:30 am


10 am – 1:30 am along trolley route
10 am – 12:30 am to Millennium Park Garage only



Other Ways to get to Navy Pier:


By car, train, bus or boat, Getting to Navy Pier in Chicago is a breeze! Here’s a guide to how to get to Navy Pier – no matter your preferred method of transportation.



Take Metra to Navy Pier

Navy Pier is easily accessible via train thanks to the Metra train lines. With numerous stations downtown and stops in most Chicago suburbs, this a great option for greater Chicago area residents. On weekends and holidays, up to 3 children under the age of 12 travel for free when accompanied by a fare-paying adult. Once at the train station, there are CTA buses that can transport you to Navy Pier or you may opt to take a cab. For Metra fare and schedule information visit Metra online.



CTA Buses that Go to Navy Pier

The CTA has seven bus lines that go directly to Navy Pier. All buses in Chicago are ADA accessible and run daily. Options to Navy Pier include: #29 State St, #65 Grand Ave, #66 Chicago Ave. and the #124 Navy Pier Express (serving METRA lines, Millennium Park/Randolph St., Ogilvie and Union Stations). During weekday rush hours, the #2 Hyde Park Express (stops running at 9:10pm), #120 Northwestern/Wacker Express (serving the Ogilvie Transportation Center), and the #121 Union/Wacker Express (serving Union Station) run every fifteen minutes from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. throughout the summer and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. the rest of the year.




Boats to Navy Pier

In the summer months,Shoreline Sightseeing operates several water taxis between Navy Pier and the Museum Campus. Daily shuttle service operates from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For driving directions to Navy Pier in Chicago, use Google Maps. Make sure to check out our guide that includes Navy Pier Parking Information.

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