McCormick Place • 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive • Chicago, Illinois 60616
Getting to McCormick Place is easy and convenient.
There are three main parking lots on the McCormick Place campus. All are in close proximity and walking distance to our convention complex. Events in Lakeside Center and Arie Crown Theater designate Lot C as the primary parking location, while events in the North, South and West Buildings designate Lot A as the primary parking location.
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Lot A (8' height clearance) is a six level garage with 2,100 parking spaces located on Martin Luther King Drive, adjacent to the West Building. Covered walkways from Lot A leading directly into McCormick Place and the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel also provide added convenience. The parking rate is $21 for up to 16 hours and $32 from 16 to 24 hours. There are no in-and-out privileges. Overnight parking is available in Lot A only. Lost tickets will pay the $32 (overnight) fee per day.
Lot B (also known as 31st Street Lot) is an outdoor surface parking lot located at 31st Street near Lake Shore Drive South and Moe Drive. It holds over 1,800 vehicles. The parking rate is a flat fee of $14 per day with no in-and-out privileges. This parking lot is open throughout event hours. Overnight parking is not available.
Lot C (6'4" height clearance) is an underground garage with 1,900 parking spaces and is located on Ft. Dearborn Drive, adjacent to the Lakeside Center. The parking rate is a flat fee of $21 per day with no in-and-out privileges. This parking lot is open throughout event hours. Overnight parking is not available.
McCormick Place Parking Lot Map
Truck Marshalling (adjacent to Lot B) is available for overnight bus and truck parking based on availability. Reservations can be made at www.truticket.com/busparking.
Exhibitors: A limited number of guaranteed parking spaces are available at the rate of $26.25 per day by advance order of an Exhibitor Parking Permit. This permit allows access to the garages with in-and-out privileges. Parking spaces are guaranteed even if lots fill to capacity.
Also, McCormick Place allows exhibitors to unload and load small privately-owned vehicles without hiring labor at designated areas in the building.
To register for the ASUV self loading/unloading program and/or purchase exhibitor parking online, visit Exhibitor Guaranteed Parking Permits.
Lot A 312-567-8360 email@example.com
Lot B/Truck Marshalling 312-808-3125 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lot C 312-567-8152 email@example.com
The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) manages the 3 public transit operations in northeastern Illinois: The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra commuter rail service and Pace suburban bus service. For information on routes and schedules, contact the RTA via their website at www.rtachicago.org or call their Transit Information Hotline at 312-836-7000.
Taking the CTA from the Airports
The CTA "EL" trains provide service to Downtown Chicago from both airports. The "EL" does not have service to McCormick Place. To use the "EL" rail service, a traveler would take the train to Downtown Chicago (the Loop) then take a CTA south bound bus to McCormick Place. The following are suggested routes:
From O'Hare International Airport: The CTA "Blue" line provides service to and from the airport. Take the train to either the Monroe or Jackson Street Stations. Walk several blocks East to Michigan Avenue. Locate the nearest CTA Bus stop and take the #3 south bound bus to McCormick Place.
From Midway Airport: The CTA "Orange" line provides service to and from the airport. Take the train to the Roosevelt Street Station. Walk East to Michigan Avenue. Locate the nearest CTA Bus stop and take the #3 south bound bus to McCormick Place.
Metra Train and CTA Bus Map
Getting to McCormick Place is possible by using the city transit system. The Chicago Transit Authority provides the following bus service and runs approximately every 15 minutes. Drop off is located at the main entrance to the South Building on Martin Luther King Drive.
The #3 King Drive bus and the #21 Cermak bus make stops at McCormick Place. Metra/CTA Bus Map
CTA riders may pay with cash as they board the bus but it is recommended to purchase a temporary CTA Fare card. Both the McCormick Place gift shop and the Hyatt Front Desk sell 1-day CTA passes for $5.75. For more information on purchasing a CTA Fare Card and for additional information on riding the CTA System, please visit their website www.transitchicago.com/riding_cta/default.aspx.
Regional Transit Authority (METRA)
Located on Level 2.5 of the Grand Concourse in the South Building, the METRA Electric commuter railroad provides direct service within seven minutes to and from downtown Chicago. Service from the Randolph Station (near the Fairmont Hotel) to McCormick Place begins early morning, with more frequent pick-ups during rush hours. Shuttle connections (via CTA bus) can be made to the METRA system at Chicago Union Station, Ogilvie Transportation Center and LaSalle Street Station. METRA services the Midwest as far north as Kenosha, Wisconsin; northwest to Fox Lake and Harvard; west to Elgin, Geneva and Aurora; southwest to Joliet and Orland Park; south to University Park; and east to South Bend, Indiana. Metra/CTA Bus Map
More than 5,800 city taxis are at your service in Chicago. Facility direction signs and personnel at the Concierge Desk will direct attendees to gates that are designated for your event.
Shared Taxi Program: There is a Shared Ride Program available for those flying into O'Hare and Midway and taking a cab from one of these airports to either McCormick Place or downtown.
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