Rush University Medical Center

Patient & Visitor services Directions to Rush by Public Transit

Rush University Medical Center, located at 1620 W. Harrison St. in Chicago, Illinois, is easy to get to via public transportation.

Two Chicago Transit Authority train stations — Illinois Medical District (Blue Line) and Polk (Pink Line) — are adjacent to the Rush campus. Four CTA bus routes also include stops at or near Rush.

Chicago Transit Authority Trains

The Medical Center is served by the Pink Line (Loop-54th/Cermak) and the Blue Line (O'Hare-Forest Park).

Pink Line

  • Take the Pink Line train to the Polk station.
  • Go to your right as you leave the station to Paulina Street (less than half a block from station
  • Make a left on Paulina to travel north to the Medical Center
  • The Pink Line connects with the Green, Brown, Orange and Purple lines, as well as Metra, through the Loop elevated system.

Blue Line

  • Take the Blue Line train to the Illinois Medical District station.
  • Go to the exit on Paulina Street (walk up the long ramp going toward the city).
  • Turn right at the exit and walk one block to Congress Parkway.
  • Cross Congress Parkway at the light. The main hospital entrance will be to your left.
  • The Blue Line's main connection is with the Red Line through the subway system. It also connects with Green, Brown, Orange and Purple Line trains, as well as Metra, through the Loop elevated system.

Chicago Transit Authority Buses

Buses that serve Rush University Medical Center and the Illinois Medical District:

#7 Harrison (weekdays)
#9 Ashland
#126 Jackson
#157 Streeterville/Taylor (weekdays)

For more information, contact the CTA at (888) 968-7282 or the Regional Transportation Authority at (312) 836-7000.

Taking Public Transportation from the Airport

From O'Hare International Airport

  • Take the Blue Line train through the Loop to the Medical Center station
  • When you arrive at the Medical Center station go to the exit on Paulina St. (walk up the long ramp going toward the city)
  • Turn right at the exit and walk one block to Congress Parkway
  • Cross Congress Parkway at the light. The hospital entrance will be to your left.

From Midway International Airport

  • Take Orange Line to the Loop
  • Transfer at the Quincy/Wells or Washington stop to the Pink Line train
  • Take Pink line to the Polk street stop
  • Go right as you leave the station to Paulina Street (less than half a block from station)
  • Make a left on Paulina to travel north to the Medical Center

Taxis

The valet parking and information desk staff in the hospital’s main entrance can call a cab for you.



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