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Chicago Auto Show 2021: Directions, parking and transit information

CHICAGO (WLS) — The 2021 Chicago Auto Present will likely be held at McCormick Place, which is situated at Lake Shore Drive at twenty third St., Chicago, IL 60616. Navigation system customers will wish to use the next road handle: 2301 South Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60616.
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DIRECTIONS
On weekends, please think about using the Millennium Park Storage. Parking is simply $18 and the Chicago Auto Present offers FREE door-to-door shuttle service.

From the NORTH through LAKE SHORE DRIVE: Exit at 18th St. or thirty first St. and observe indicators to McCormick Place. ON THE WEEKENDS, use MILLENNIUM GARAGE and journey the free auto present shuttle.

From the NORTH through I-90/I-94: Exit at Ohio St. or Roosevelt Rd. to Lake Shore Drive. Exit at 18th St. or thirty first St. and observe indicators to McCormick Place. ON THE WEEKENDS, exit at Washington St. or Monroe St. east to the MILLENNIUM GARAGE and journey the free auto present shuttle.

From the WEST through I-290: Congress Pkwy. to Columbus south and observe indicators to McCormick Place. ON THE WEEKENDS, Congress Pkwy to Columbus north to MILLENNIUM GARAGE and journey the free auto present shuttle.

From the WEST through I-55: Exit I-90/I-94 east and go south to Cermak Rd. or thirty first. St. Head east and observe the indicators to McCormick Place.

From the SOUTH through I-90/I-94: Exit at thirty first. St. or twenty second. St. east, observe the indicators to McCormick Place

From the SOUTH through LAKE SHORE DRIVE: Exit at thirty first St. or 18th. St. observe the indicators to McCormick Place.

BIKE: McCormick Place has direct entry to the Lakefront Path. Bike parking is out there alongside the Lakefront Path. For extra info on Bike entry and the Lakefront path, please go to https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/bike.html .

PARKING
McCormick Place gives on-site parking. There are three most important McCormick Place heaps. A, B & C. Lot A & C are $25. Lot B is $17. All McCormick Place heaps are $11 after 6 p.m. throughout Chicago Auto Present dates solely. Parking charges have to be paid by bank card; VISA, MasterCard and American Specific are accepted. Parking heaps are open all through occasion hours. In a single day parking is just not obtainable, and there aren’t any in-and-out privileges. Extra info is available here. You too can e book reserved parking in Heaps A and C for $38 by clicking right here.

Handicap Parking at McCormick Place: McCormick Place has accessible parking obtainable in Lot A (situated on Martin Luther King Drive), Lot C (situated underground in Lakeside Middle) and the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place parking storage. Nevertheless, any given lot could also be full upon your arrival. Subsequently, it might be really useful to drop off your visitor after which discover parking. For the Chicago Auto Present, the most effective drop off location is at our South Constructing, Gate 4 situated on Martin Luther King Drive.

PUBLIC TRANSIT

Attending to the Chicago Auto Present by practice is now much more handy with the Cermak- McCormick Place Inexperienced Line station, which is roughly three blocks west of the venue. Prospects touring on the Crimson, Brown, Orange and Blue traces could make free transfers to the Inexperienced Line on the following areas:

  • Crimson and Orange Strains: make a free switch at Roosevelt and board a 63rd-bound Inexperienced Line practice to Cermak-McCormick Place.
  • Blue Line: make a free switch at Clark/Lake (farecard required) and board a 63rd- certain Inexperienced Line practice from the Loop Elevated platform.
  • Brown and Pink Strains: free transfers to 63rd-bound Inexperienced Line trains might be made on the Clark/Lake, State/Lake and Adams/Wabash Loop Elevated stations.

Chicago Transit Authority bus routes are a handy journey choice for these heading to the 2021 Chicago Auto Present at McCormick Place from the North and South. Bus service is out there throughout all hours the present is open.

Chicago Metra Train and CTA Bus Map | McCormick Place Transportation Gates

#3 King Drive
The #3 King Drive route offers direct entry to McCormick Place and operates throughout all hours of the Chicago Auto Present.
#21 Cermak
The #21 Cermak route offers direct entry to McCormick Place and operates throughout all hours of the Chicago Auto Present.

METRA
Metra Electrical Line riders can take trains on to the Auto Present – the road has a station at McCormick Place. On July 15, 16 and 19, most weekday Metra Electrical Line trains, together with these not usually scheduled to cease at McCormick Place, will make flag stops on the station, which suggests trains will cease there provided that passengers are seen on the platform or riders on the practice inform the conductor they wish to get off there. See the weekday schedule right here.

Metra is also providing weekend categorical service on the Metra Electrical Line from Blue Island to the Auto Present. On the weekend of July 17-18, the hourly weekend Metra Electrical Line categorical service from that line’s Blue Island Station will join with further weekend trains working between Joliet and the Rock Island Line’s Blue Island-Vermont Road Station. Rock Island Line riders can then switch at Blue Island-Vermont Road to a Metra Electrical Line practice that may take them on to McCormick Place. See the Metra Electrical weekend schedule right here and the Rock Island weekend schedule right here.

Prospects also can drive to the Blue Island-Vermont Road Station, the place parking is plentiful, and board the Metra Electrical categorical trains. As an extra incentive to journey Metra to the auto present, parking charges will likely be waived at Blue Island in the course of the weekend of July 17-18.

When it is time to depart the present that Saturday or Sunday, riders can board further Metra Electrical Line trains that may run categorical each hour from McCormick Place to Blue Island, the place they’ll switch again to an outbound Rock Island practice making all stops from Blue Island-Vermont Road to Joliet.

Prospects have a wide range of fare choices for the particular weekend categorical service. Essentially the most handy is the $7 Saturday or Sunday Day Cross, good for limitless rides on both weekend day. It may be bought on the trains or with the Ventra app, which might be downloaded from the App Retailer or Google Play.

For full particulars of Metra’s Auto Present service, click here.

Further instructions from Metra stations are under:

From Ogilvie Transportation Middle: stroll 800′ north on Clinton St. to the Clinton Inexperienced Line station at Lake/Clinton
From Union Station:
stroll mile north on Clinton St. to the Clinton Inexperienced/Pink Line station at Lake/Clinton, or
stroll miles east on Adams St. to Adams/Wabash ‘L’ station, or
take #60-Blue Island/twenty sixth, #124-Navy Pier, or #157-Streeterville/Taylor through Loop Hyperlink to the Washington/Wabash Elevated station (board buses on the east aspect of Canal between Adams St. and Jackson Blvd.), or
take #1-Bronzeville/Union Station, #7-Harrison, #28-Stony Island, or #126-Jackson to the Adams/Wabash Elevated station (board buses on the south aspect of Jackson on the Chicago River)
From LaSalle Road Metra station: stroll east alongside Van Buren St. and north on Wabash Ave. to Adams/Wabash ( mile stroll whole)

SOUTH SHORE
To accommodate passengers attending the Chicago Auto Present, the South Shore Line will likely be providing choose weekday practice stops at McCormick Place Station, along with serving McCormick Place on weekends.

The next weekday trains will make flag stops at McCormick Place July 15-16 and July 19: Westbound trains – 10:16 a.m., 11:03 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:12 p.m., 2:06 p.m., 4:12 p.m., 5:25 p.m. and 6:04 p.m., and eastbound trains – McCormick Place at 12:43 p.m., 2:33 p.m., 3:23 p.m., 4:36 p.m., 5:36 p.m., 6:06 p.m., 7:18 p.m., 9:18 p.m., and 11:08 p.m.

All weekend trains besides Prepare 601 make the most of McCormick Place as a flag cease. Whereas using the practice, please notify the conductor that you just wish to exit at McCormick Place. When ready to catch an outbound practice at McCormick Place, please stand on the platform in clear view of the practice engineer.

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