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Transportation to Chicago from Holiday Inn on Touhy Ave

FirstVacation1109
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Transportation to Chicago from Holiday Inn on Touhy Ave
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Is there public transportation to the train station from the Holiday Inn in Skokie? I was told by a friend that the train station was within walking distance but when checking in found out it was 5 miles away.

We will be going to a Cubs game and would like to go to the area of Wrigley.

Thank you

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1. Re: Transportation to Chicago from Holiday Inn on Touhy Ave
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Google maps has point to point public transit directions. Also see if the hotel has a shuttle.

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The hotel said there is not a shuttle and we have to go to the train station.

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www.transitchicago.com

Closest train station is the Oakton yellow line train station. It's a quick Uber or cab ride.

Pace bus 290 stops in front of the hotel. You'd take that east to the end of the line at Howard St.

Again, Google Maps will show you the way.

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Your friend owes you a dinner for wrong info. Ask the front desk how to get to the yellow line. Dave suggested the correct Pace (suburban) bus.

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There is a Metra station in Edgebrook about a mile away on the Milwaukee North line, which would take you into Union Station. In addition to the Pace bus to Howard Street, Pace bus 226, on weekdays only, will take you either to the Metra station or to the Jefferson Park station on the Blue LIne. The 290 is better in terms of going to Wrigley Field as it takes you to the Red line, which goes directly to Wrigley. It does not run on Sundays.

That hotel is not in a good location for touring Chicago or for getting to Wrigley Field.without a car.

http://www.pacebus.com

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Just take an Uber and have your friend buy you a beer at the game. And have the Google Maps app downloaded on your phone for directions (public transportation/walking/driving).

https://www.uber.com/cities/chicago/

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Correction to Number 5: The 290 Pace bus runs seven-days per week.

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Thanks citylights. I looked up the schedule but somehow missed that. I thought I'd seen it on Sundays when driving on Touhy.

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Dont mess around, just take Uber or Lyft directly to Wrigley.

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