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Public Transportation to Rush

CTA Pink Line train near Rush

Rush University Medical Center is conveniently located close to public transportation.

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Trains

NOTICE: The Blue Line Paulina Street and Ogden Avenue entrances of the Illinois Medical District (IMD) Station are closed through Spring 2018 as part of the Chicago Transit Authority's renovation of the IMD Station. You can still use the IMD Station, exiting and entering through the Damen Avenue entrance, which is located about half a mile west of Rush. Please see below for directions and other alternatives during this CTA project. We apologize for any inconvience this causes on your visit to Rush. For more information about the project, visit transitchicago.com.

Two Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) train stations are adjacent to the Rush campus:

  • Illinois Medical District (Blue Line)
  • Polk (Pink Line)

From the Blue Line

  • Take the Blue Line train to the Illinois Medical District (IMD) station, but enter and exit at Damen Avenue. This ADA-accessible entrance/exit is located a quarter mile west of the Ogden bridge and half a mile west of the Paulina Street bridge.
  • Walk west down Van Buren Street or Congress Parkway until you reach Paulina Street.
  • Turn right on Paulina Street and cross Congress Parkway at the light. The hospital entrance will be to your left off Harrison Street.
  • The Blue Line's main connection is with the Red Line. It also connects with Green, Brown, Orange and Purple Line trains, as well as Metra.

Other options for Blue Line riders

  • Use the Blue Line Racine Station. Walk West down Van Buren Street until you reach Paulina Street. Turn left on Paulina Street and cross Congress Parkway at the light. The hospital entrance will be to your left off Harrison Street.
  • Use the Pink Line and enter and exit at Polk Street. (See Pink Line directions below.)
  • Use one of four bus routes that serve the area near Rush: Ashland #9, Paulina #7, Polk #157 and Jackson #126. (See CTA bus directions below.)

From the 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).
  • Turn left on Paulina Street to travel north to Rush.
  • The Pink Line connects with the Green, Brown, Orange and Purple lines, as well as Metra.

From Chicago O’Hare

  • Take the Blue Line train through the Loop to the Illinois Medical District station.
  • When you arrive at the station go to the exit on Paulina Street (walk up the long ramp 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 off Harrison Street.

From Chicago Midway

  • Take Orange Line to the Loop.
  • Transfer at the Quincy or Washington/Wells stop to the Pink Line train.
  • Take Pink Line to the Polk station.
  • 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 Rush.

Buses

CTA

The following CTA bus routes include stops at or near Rush:

PACE

PACE Route 755 provides weekday, rush-hour service between Plainfield and downtown Chicago. Inbound buses stop at Harrison and Paulina streets in the morning. Outbound buses stop in the afternoon.

Taxis

The valet parking and information desk staff at the hospital’s main entrance (located at 1620 W. Harrison St.) can call a cab for you.

Divvy bikes

Several Divvy bike-sharing stations are situated near the Rush campus, including the following:

  • Harrison Street and Ashland Avenue
  • Ogden Avenue and Congress Parkway
  • Polk Street (CTA Pink Line station)

More information

Contact the CTA at (888) 968-7282 or the Regional Transportation Authority at (312) 836-7000

Contact a Rush operator at (312) 942-5000.

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