4 Chicago Public Transportation Tips on the CTA – How to Navigate the City With Ease

Chicago public transportation, and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), makes it easy to navigate the city. Chicago loves to have visitors, so they've made it easy for you to get from point A to B in the city without having to rent a car. I love that everything in the city is fairly centralized so that getting around is not a monumental task.

1. The city was designed on a grid so that for the most part the streets run in lines, north to south and east to west, and is centralized on the lake so you'll always know that east is the lake, this has helped me numerous times to get my bearings so that I can get from one point to another.

Aside from the layout of the city, Chicago public transportation will help you to get from point A to B easily with their plethora of trains, and busses running around the clock. These trains and busses have hundreds of stops a day, so you'll be able to where you want to go with ease.

2. When you want to get around the city, one of the things that make my trips easier is to find all the attractions I want to see and list them.

3. Next I group them together so that I can make the best use of my time.

4 I'll look on the Chicago Transit Authority website to plan my trip with multiple locations. I like that there is the option for walking more or less, this way if I want to take in some of the city by foot I can. Or if I know I'm running short on time I can get to where I want to go quicker by simply requesting the trip planner to put together a plan with less walking.