When you are visiting Chicago, you’ve got to see the Cubs play a game. That means you need to know how to get to Wrigley Field. To do this, you can catch a cab, rent a car or hop on the train from O’Hare airport.
How to Get To Wrigley Field using Train to Bus Public Transportation
For the individual that wants to hop on a bus and avoid endless fees and parking, you are in luck. All you will need to do is to pick up a $6 CTA fare card at O’Hare. This will cover the full range of fees you will have for a round trip to and from the airport.
Head to Wrigley Field from O’Hare by taking the CTA Blue Line from O’Hare to Addison St. and then catch an eastbound 152 Addison bus.
How to Get to Wrigley Field by Train from O’Hare Airport
If you hate the bus, then the train is probably the next best choice. For this, you need to understand that you aren’t going to be able to just hop on and off a train and be done. To begin with, you need to catch the Blue Line when you are at O’Hare and take it downtown. You simply buy a transit card at the O’Hare CTA train station that can be purchased before you enter the CTA turnstiles. One way tickets are $1.50. Take the CTA Blue line train from O’Hare Airport to the Washington Street stop. Exit the train to the platform and look for the stairway that heads downward and directs you for passage to the Red Line. Head down the stairs until to get to the walkway and walk one block to the next stairway at the end of the tunnel. Proceed up the stairs one level to the Red line. On the platform, look for the northbound trains headed to Howard Street or Evanston. You will not go as far north as Howard Street or Evanston before getting off the train to go to Wrigley Field. Keep alert for the train to arrive at Addison Street and exit the train. You will only be a block from Wrigley at this point. Don’t worry about being the only person getting off here as the train will probably be mobbed with other fans going to the game as well if you are arriving within 1 – 2 hours of the first pitch. Just reverse the trip to get back to O’Hare. You can use the remaining balance on the same fare card.
How to Get to Wrigley Field by Vehicle
In the vehicle that you rented or own, you will leave the airport and take I-190 E and follow it as it turns into I-190 E / Kennedy Expressway East. Take this freeway until you reach Addison Street, which is exit 45 A. You are going to turn left onto W Addison Street and take this until you reach 1060 W Addison Street, which is Wrigley Field.
How to Get to Wrigley Field by Cab
Simply hail down a cab when you are at O’Hare Airport and tell the driver you are looking to get to Wrigley Field. It can be important to mention you want to do so using I-90 E and to use the Addison Street exit. This gives the illusion you are from the area and you are less likely to take a costly cab ride as you get the scenic view of the city.
No matter if you take a cab, bus, train or even a train from O’Hare Airport, you will be able to get there with these simple directions that will take you on the safest route possible.