Getting to the University of Chicago is just a quick bus, car, bike, or train ride away.  

Public and Campus Shuttle Transportation

The Metra Electric District Line commuter rail runs from the downtown Millenium Station hub at Randolph and Michigan to University Park, IL. Exit at the 55th-56th-57th or 59th/University stops for UChicago.  See for fares, timetables, and other details.

The CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) is Chicago's public transportation system, offering a large network of buses, elevated trains, and subways around the city. Take the 2, 4, 6, X28 bus from downtown Chicago south toward 55th and Hyde Park or take the Red Line train toward the Garfield/55th stop.  See for fares and other details.

UGo Shuttles provides free daytime shuttle service around the campus area and portions of the neighboring communities as a safe and convenient way for all students, faculty, staff, and University of Chicago Medicine staff to get around. The shuttles run year-round except on University-honored holidays. UGo Shuttles also provides a comprehensive nighttime shuttle service to the entire campus community on a fixed schedule along highly used routes. See for details.

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Driving and Parking

Hyde Park is on a grid system, with numbered streets running East to West. Northern streets have smaller numbers than southern streets. Many are one-way streets. Street parking is available all around campus.

Preferred visitors garages are located at 55th Street & Ellis Ave  and at Drexel Avenue & 61st St

See for fares and other details.


Bicycle racks can be found at various locations on campus. All CTA buses are equipped with bike racks, and Metra allows bikes on trains with some limitations.

The Bike Center at 53rd St. & Lake Park Ave. allows for rentals, repairs, bike parking, as well as showers and lockers. You can find more information about bike tours and rentals at

Chicago's Divvy Bike system has many new and upcoming stations in and around Hyde Park. The 24-hour bike pass will provide you with unlimited rides for up to 30 minutes. Find more information and a full map of Chicago stations at