- 1 How do I get a CTA card?
- 2 How does public transportation in Chicago work?
- 3 How do I pay for the L in Chicago?
- 4 Do Ventra cards expire?
- 5 What is the best way to get around Chicago?
- 6 Is the Chicago subway 24 hours?
- 7 How does riding the bus work?
- 8 Do buses take card payments?
- 9 How much does a taxi cost in Chicago?
- 10 Is the L free in Chicago?
- 11 Can I tap my phone on the bus?
- 12 Can I use my phone to pay on the bus?
How do I get a CTA card?
Getting a Ventra Card
- On ventrachicago.com (this website)
- From any Ventra Vending Machine.
- At about 1,300 retail locations (including most drugstores and Currency Exchanges)
- Through the Ventra app for Google Pay, iPhone or Apple Watch users.
- By visiting the Ventra Customer Service Center at 567 W.
How does public transportation in Chicago work?
The nation’s second largest public transportation system, the CTA operates Chicago’s eight ‘L’ train lines and 129 bus routes. Pay cash for single trip bus rides or purchase a reloadable Ventra Transit Card or Unlimited Ride Pass for both travel by ‘L’ train and bus.
How do I pay for the L in Chicago?
When you enter a train station, you can pay your fare at the turnstile or gate: simply touch your Ventra Card, Ventra Ticket or contactless bankcard to the reader on the top of every turnstile. Every station has Ventra Vending Machines if you need to buy or load fare.
Do Ventra cards expire?
All current silver Ventra Cards have an expiration date printed on the front. Cards will function as normal until the end of the month printed on the front of the Card. Once a Card expires, it can no longer be used for transit and a new Card must be purchased.
What is the best way to get around Chicago?
The best way to get around Chicago is via public transportation – specifically the L train. A cheaper alternative is to use a ride-hailing service like Uber or Lyft.
- Yellow Cab Chicago.
- Flash Cab.
- Chicago Carriage Cab.
- Checker Taxi Chicago.
Is the Chicago subway 24 hours?
The Chicago “L” (short for “elevated”) is the rapid transit system serving the city of Chicago and some of its surrounding suburbs in the U.S. state of Illinois. The “L” provides 24-hour service on the Red and Blue Lines and is one of only five rapid transit systems in the United States to do so.
How does riding the bus work?
How do I get on a bus in the US? You wait at a bus stop for your bus, then make eye contact with the driver so he stops, then get on the bus and pay. The bus will only stop at designated bus stop locations. If you request a stop, the bus driver will stop at the next official stop.
Do buses take card payments?
UK issued contactless payment cards are accepted, just look out for the contactless symbol.
How much does a taxi cost in Chicago?
How much is the taxi fare in Chicago? The basic fee is $3.25, the kilometer price is $1.40. For standing and waiting time, $20.00 is charged per hour.
Is the L free in Chicago?
The basic ‘L’ or subway fare is $2.50 ($5.00 from O’hare). Free transfers between all ‘L’ routes are available at designated locations (see route guides or maps). If you transfer to a bus it costs $. You can pay your fare in cash when you board the bus.
Can I tap my phone on the bus?
Eliminating the hassle for regular top-ups, commuters can now pay for their train and bus trips by tapping their credit card or mobile phone.
Can I use my phone to pay on the bus?
Using a mobile payment to pay as you go is the same as using a contactless card. You can make mobile payments with devices such as phones, watches, key fobs, stickers or wristbands. You can use different mobile payments to travel on our transport services: Apple Pay.