Transportation from the Loop is available by Metra rail. Catch the Metra commuter train at the Randolph, Van Buren, or Roosevelt stations. Get off at 57th or 59th Street and walk west to Woodlawn Avenue. Turn left and walk south to 60th Street.
To travel in via the CTA Green Line, catch a Cottage Grove/63rd-bound Green Line train at a station in the Loop or at Roosevelt. Get off at Cottage Grove/63rd and walk north on Cottage Grove to 60th street. Turn right and walk east to Woodlawn Ave.
You can reach the University by bus on the Chicago Transit Authority’s #6 Jeffrey Express or the #2 Hyde Park Express, which runs during AM/PM Rush.
- The #6 can be boarded in the Loop on State Street as well as several other stops in and near the Loop. Get off at 60th Street, walk under the train tracks, and continue west towards Kimbark Avenue.
- The #2 can also be boarded at several stops in the Loop. Get off in front of the Keller Center at the corner of 60th Street and Kimbark and continue west towards the David Rubenstein Forum.
The two main cab companies in Chicago are Checker Cab and Yellow Cab, and you can hire one just by calling T-A-X-I-C-A-B, or 312.829.4222. A taxi ride to or from O’Hare Airport can range anywhere from $30 to $50 and a ride to or from Midway Airport can cost as much as $20. Taxi fare from Downtown Chicago to Hyde Park is about $18.
If you’re scheduling a pick-up, make sure to tell them your name and the time you need to be picked up. It’s also important to call half an hour before pickup time to make sure that there are no misunderstandings.
By Shuttle or Limousine Service
Transportation between Hyde Park and O’Hare and Midway airports is available through a number of shuttle companies.
- C. W. Limousine Service: 773.493.2700 (fares and schedules)
- University Transportation Limousine and Livery Service: 773.643.4003 (private limousine service)
- Quadrangle Transportation: 773.241.7115 (private limousine service)
- Omega Shuttle Service: Fares, scheduling information, and boarding locations available on their website.
From Downtown Chicago
Take Lake Shore Drive south toward E. 57th drive. Turn right on E. 57th Drive. Continue onto S. Cornell Drive for .2 miles. Turn right onto Midway Plaisance. Turn left onto S. Stony Island Avenue. Turn right onto E. 60th Street and drive .5 miles. The David Rubenstein Forum will be on the left.
From O’Hare Airport
Exit the airport at I-90/Kennedy Expressway/Chicago Loop. Head south past the downtown area until you see signs for Lake Shore Drive south. Take Lake Shore Drive south toward E. 57th drive. Turn right on E. 57th Drive. Continue onto S. Cornell Drive for .2 miles. Turn right onto Midway Plaisance. Turn left onto S. Stony Island Avenue. Turn right onto E. 60th Street and drive .5 miles. The David Rubenstein Forum will be on the left.
From Midway Airport
Exit the airport by turning left onto Cicero. Turn right at 55th Street and proceed east on 55th Street. Continue onto W. Garfield Boulevard. Keep right to continue toward Morgan Drive, in .4 miles use any lane to turn slightly right onto Morgan Drive. Continue onto Payne Drive. Turn left onto Midway Plaisance. Turn right onto S. Woodlawn Avenue. Turn left onto E. 60th Street. The David Rubenstein Forum will be on the right.
From the North
Take I-94 south toward Chicago. Pass the downtown area and look for signs for Lake Shore Drive south. Take Lake Shore Drive south to E. 57th Drive. Turn right onto E. 57th Drive. Continue onto S. Cornell Drive. Turn right onto S. Stony Island Drive, Turn left onto E. 60th Street. The David Rubenstein Forum will be on left.
From the South via South Chicago Ave and Stony Island Ave
Take S. Muskegon Ave to E. 87th Street and turn right. Take a slight right onto S. South Chicago Avenue. Continue straight to stay on S. South Chicago Avenue. Turn right onto 1600 E/S Stony Island Avenue. Continue straight onto S. Stony Island Avenue. Turn left onto E. 60th Street. The David Rubenstein Forum will be on the left.
In addition, street parking is an option, both in the blocks around the Forum and along the Midway. During the school year, it is often more difficult to find a spot on the street, especially in the mornings.
There is a free parking lot several blocks east at the corner of E. 60th Street and S. Stony Island. A new parking facility for the Forum will open in 2022.
Several options exist around campus for visitor parking. These lots include: Young, Chapin, Dorchester, and the community lot at the corner of E. 60th Street and S. Stony Island Avenue. The visitor parking rate at University-operated lots is $4 an hour.
Campus North (Ellis) Garage is another option for visitor parking. Visitor parking rates at Campus North (Ellis) Garage are:
0-2 hours – $12
2-3 hours – $16
3-4 hours – $22
4-24 hours – $28
These rates apply 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. Parking rates include any required City of Chicago and Cook County parking taxes.
Temporary parking permits must be obtained for all guests or visitors parking in permit spaces; prices to apply. Visitors may only park at the location designated on the temporary permit. If the parking assignment designation is “various,” the holder may only park in non-gated lots.
Mobile Payment Parking
The University offers a mobile payment solution for visitor parking in the following lots: McGiffert, Wells, Chapin, Young, and Dorchester. Payments can be made by downloading the Passport app from the app store or the Google Play store; through the website ppprk.com or m.ppprk.com from a mobile device; or with any type of phone by calling 312.273.5691. Signs in these lots provide more specific information necessary to complete the mobile payment process.