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How to ride

The Chicago region is home to the second largest transit system in the country. Learn how to navigate the system using maps, bus and train trackers, and tips for your ride on this page.

For an interactive map of all transit assets in the region, visit the RTA Main Map on RTAMS.

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Plan your ride

Use the trip planner to find the best transit route for your trip.

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System Maps

Subregional maps

Subregional Maps are maps for specific suburban areas in the RTA region.  The maps also include information on Pace bus operating hours, Metra to Pace connections, and Dial-a-Ride services for these areas.  Choose your map by clicking on a button below.

Note: The Regional Maps, dated October 2022 show current Pace service with the suspended routes. Please visit the CTA, Metra and Pace websites for more current information. Please note that these maps are for personal and non-commercial use.  No part of these maps may be copied or used without the prior written permission of the Regional Transportation Authority.

Schedules and Trackers

Center of 95th Howard Red Line platform, two L trains passing simultaneously.

How to ride

Learn more about each part of the Chicago region transit system and tips on how to ride.

CTA Buses
CTA Trains
Metra Trains
Pace Buses
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