Getting Here

McCormick Place • 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive • Chicago, Illinois 60616

Getting to McCormick Place is easy and convenient.


Pack Expo Parking Special

McCormick Place parking can be purchased in advance of your visit by clicking mccormickplace.clickandpark.com/event. With a prepaid parking pass, you will receive express access to our closest parking facility to the South Building (24th Street Lot - Lot B). Included with your parking pass are customized point to point directions and a guarantee that your parking space will be waiting for you when you arrive.

Directions

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 the North, South and West Buildings designate Lot A as the primary parking location.

• Events in Lakeside Center and Arie Crown Theater designate Lot C as the primary parking location.


Click to view printable directions for McCormick Place Parking LOT A, McCormick Place Parking LOT B, McCormick Place Parking LOT C or McCormick Place Parking Lot Map

Click Transportation Gates to view pickup/dropoff areas.

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McCormick Place Area Map | Chicago Regional Map | Chicago City Map
Metra Train and CTA Bus Map | #3 King Drive Bus Route Map with Hotels

Get "Door to Door" driving directions to McCormick Place.

  

Parking and Parking Rates

Pack Expo Parking Special
McCormick Place parking can be purchased in advance of your visit by clicking mccormickplace.clickandpark.com/event. With a prepaid parking pass, you will receive express access to our closest parking facility to the South Building (24th Street Lot - Lot B). Included with your parking pass are customized point to point directions and a guarantee that your parking space will be waiting for you when you arrive.

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 $34 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 $34 (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.

* Credit Cards are accepted at the parking ticket kiosks.

• Events in the North, South and West Buildings designate Lot A as the primary parking location.

• Events in Lakeside Center and Arie Crown Theater designate Lot C as the primary parking location.


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 $28 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.
Exhibitor parking order form

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 our Automobile and Small Utility Vehicle (ASUV) Program page.

Contact information:
Lot A 312-567-8360 lmccoy@spplus.com
Lot B/Truck Marshalling 312-808-3125 rmemisovski@spplus.com
Lot C 312-567-8152 ltbrown@spplus.com

Public Transportation (Busses and EL Trains)

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.

The RTA Trip Planner is an online tool that provides transit (and non-transit) route options to/from anywhere in the Region.

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.

#3 King Drive Route Map with Hotels

Bus Services to McCormick Place

CTA - BusGetting 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. #3 King Drive Route Map with Hotels | Metra/CTA Bus Map

It's easy to pay your fare. On buses, you pay as you enter the bus using a Ventra Card. Please visit the Chicago Transit Authority "CTA Fares & Tickets" page for a complete listing of payment card options and fares available to you: www.transitchicago.com/fares/.

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

Regional Transit Authority (METRA)

METRALocated 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

Taxi Services

TaxiMore 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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