Getting Here and Around

Uptown is incredibly accessible to downtown Chicago and beyond, with easy access via Lake Shore Drive, the Lakefront Trail bike path, five CTA train stations, and a Metra commuter rail station.

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)


Sheridan—Red Line
Montrose—Brown Line
Wilson—Red and Purple Lines
Lawrence—Red Line
Argyle—Red Line


#9/#X9 Ashland
#22 Clark
#36 Broadway
#78 Montrose
#81 Lawrence
#92 Foster
#135 Clarendon/LaSalle Express
#136 Sheridan/LaSalle
#146 Inner Drive/Michigan
#147 Outer Drive Express
#148 Clarendon/Michigan Express
#151 Sheridan


Ravenswood Station
Union Pacific North (UP-N) Line
4800 N. Ravenswood Ave.


Uptown is home to many Divvy bike-share stations (, making biking extremely convenient. The Lakefront Trail runs through Uptown along the Lake Michigan shore with easy access to downtown. Many of Uptown’s streets boast marked bike lanes, making two wheels one of the best ways to get around the neighborhood.


Although a historic residential and entertainment district, Uptown still offers plenty of street parking. Metered street parking is available along major commercial streets in Uptown and can be paid with credit card or coins. Go digital with your parking at or download the Park Chicago app. Other apps like ParqEx can help you locate available parking at affordable prices throughout Uptown.