Riding in Chicago – buy the CTA Visitor’s Pass

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Riding in Chicago – buy the CTA Visitor’s Pass Reviews

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Dec 29, 2007
Chicago Transit Authority.

I highly recommend first timers to purchase the CTA Visitor’s Pass depending on the number of days you spend in Chicago. The Pass saves you some $$ and you can use it for both subway trains and buses. Parking fee is ridiculous, like any other major cities. Using the public transport is not only affordable for the pocket and friendly to the environment, but also minimize the stress of driving around the city.

When I was visiting Chicago, I got lost a couple times trying to figure out places. So the pass turned out handy. The CTA Visitor’s Pass can be purchased in the card machine available in the airport. I was coming in to O’Hare. Or, you can purchase it in the Cultural Center downtown. Do keep in mind to feed the machine exact cash. It does not give change. The Pass is available for one-day, 3-day, or 5-day worth of travel. They cost from $5 to $18.
CTA Visitor's Pass
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cidercane says:
Thanks for this info, very helpful.
Posted on: Jan 06, 2009
jenthewren says:
On Feb 16th, 2008, we bought the CTA Visitor Passes at Chicago Midway Airport's card machine. The machine is supposed to take credit cards but it wouldn't accept them. The machine had a hard time accepting cash. A CTA employee helped us and crumpled up the bills before the machine finally accepted the money after repeated tries. He said the machines have needed repair for a long time. Other family members arriving at O'Hare had the same experience. The passes were a great investment!
Posted on: Feb 21, 2008
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