Chicago and the surrounding suburbs comprise one of the world's best places to visit--and you don't need a rental car to get around! Our combination of a world-class public transportation network and the snarling traffic on our highways make the use of public transit an easy choice for residents and visitors alike.
To and from airports
Pace and our sister agencies--CTA and Metra--have bus and train service to and from both Chicago airports. Save a bunch of money and hassle by taking public transportation instead of a car rental or ride hailing service, and use that money on some of our amazing attractions!
See details about the routes serving airports.
Plan your travel
Not sure how to get to your destination on public transit? Plan your trip here, or on google transit.
Pace buses conveniently serve most of Chicagoland's most popular tourist destinations, including hotels, shopping malls, Brookfield Zoo, concert and sporting venues, and even Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago. Find out which route gets you there!
Paying your fare
Ventra is the fare payment system for Chicagoland public transit. Short-term visitors can choose to buy a Ventra Card for $5 (which you can then load with transit value or passes), or by paying cash each time you board the bus. Please note that cash payments require exact change and come with a $0.25 surcharge per ride.
You can get a Ventra Card online or at one of our vending machines. Learn more about using Ventra or all the available passes.
Express Routes to Popular Destinations
Chicago is known as a great city for attending sporting events, and Pace is a great way to get you to those events. Pace operates many express routes to stadiums and other popular destinations, which is a great way to avoid high parking costs and traffic hassles. Cheer on your favorite team or band with a convenient ride to and from the event on a Pace express bus.