Note: Some of the following items were published before fare changes effective January 7, 2018.
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CTA System Map

Bus and train routes

The CTA System Map shows both CTA Bus and Rail lines, as well as connecting services provided by other transit agencies in Chicago and surrounding communities.

CTA System Map Brochure (.pdf) (.txt- February 2017

Online version (view map as a graphic online) - February 2017

Español (.pdf) (.txt- febrero 2017


Individual Route Maps, First Bus/Last Bus, Timetables & More

Looking for information about an individual route? Visit our System Guide for individual route maps, schedules, general hours of service, station timetables and more!

System Map (icon) 

'L' System Map

(Train system)

The CTA 'L' System map shows train routes only.

Online version (PNG image)

Downloadable version (PDF version)

Lighter downloadable version (PDF, background colors removed to conserve ink/toner when printing)

CTA Rail Map (The "L") (icon)

RTA Regional System Map

CTA, Metra, and Pace

The Regional Transportation Authority map shows city and suburban transit provided by CTA, Metra, and Pace.

RTA System Map Brochure (.pdf)
RTA Mapa en español (.pdf)


RTA System Map (icon) 

RTA Train Connections

CTA and Metra rail lines

This Regional Transportation Authority map shows a diagram (not to geographical scale) map of all CTA and Metra rail lines and indicates opportunities for connections between them.

RTA Train Connections Map (PDF)

RTA Rail Connections Map (icon)

Downtown Transit Sightseeing Guide

Downtown map with popular destinations

Downtown Transit Sightseeing Guide (PDF)


 Downtown Transit Sightseeing Guide (icon)

Night Owl Map

Overnight service

This map and brochure describes Owl Service (overnight service) for riders who need to travel during overnight hours.

Night Owl Brochure (PDF)

 Owl Service Map (icon)


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System Status



Red Line Normal Service
Blue Line Normal Service
Brown Line Normal Service
Green Line Normal Service
Orange Line Normal Service
Purple Line Normal Service
Pink Line Normal Service
Yellow Line Normal Service


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