Travel Options

UGo Daytime Shuttles

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The University provides free daytime shuttles service around the campus area and portions of the neighboring communities as a safe and convenient way for all students, faculty, staff, and University of Chicago Medicine staff to get around. The shuttles run year-round except on University-honored holidays.

Beginning Autumn Quarter 2014, all UGo Shuttle riders are asked to tap their valid University of University of Chicago Medicine ID on a card reader each time they board a shuttle. See the Shuttle ID Guidelines for more information.

Friend Center and Metra Route: operates Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • 59th Street & Drexel Avenue: on the hour and half hour (0:00, 0:30). Final departure is at 8:30 p.m.
  • Friend Center: 0:10 and 0:40. Final departure is at 8:40 p.m.
  • 57th Street Metra Station: 0:20 and 0:50. Final departure is at 8:50 p.m.

Drexel Route: operates Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. The final departure from 61st Street and Drexel Avenue is at 9:50 a.m. Passengers should use the Apostolic/Drexel Route after 10 a.m.

  • 61st Street & Drexel Avenue: on the tens (0:10, 0:20, 0:30, etc.)

Apostolic Route: operates Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. The final departure from 63rd Street and Kenwood Avenue is at 9:50 a.m. Passengers should use the Apostolic/Drexel Route after 10 a.m.

  • 63rd Street and Kenwood Avenue on the tens (0:10, 0:20, 0:30, etc.)

Apostolic/Drexel Route: operates Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; picks up at both Drexel and Apostolic parking lots. The final departure from 59th Street and Drexel Avenue is at 8:40 p.m. To arrange for transportation after 9 p.m., University of Chicago Medicine staff should contact the hospital's security office at 773.702.6262.

  • Scheduled departures from 59th Street & Drexel Avenue:
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: 0:00, 0:15, 0:30, 0:45
  • 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.: 0:00, 0:10, 0:20, 0:30, 0:40, 0:50
  • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.: 0:00, 0:20, 0:40

53rd Street Express Shuttle

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The 53rd Street Express Shuttle is a new service to campus as of November 4, 2013. This route provides a way to travel to campus from the new Harper Court development at the corner of 53rd Street and Lake Park Avenue. This shuttle will run every half hour from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. This service is express and you may pick it up or be dropped off at the following designated stops:

  • Harper Court (arrives and leaves at 0:00 and 0:30)
  • 53rd Street/Woodlawn Avenue
  • Ellis Avenue/53rd Street
  • Ellis Garage (departs at 0:10 and 0:40)
  • Levi Hall
  • 60th Street/Ellis Avenue
  • 60th Street/Woodlawn Avenue
  • Press Building
  • 60th Street/Stony Island Avenue Parking Lot (departs at 0:23 and 0:53)
  • 57th Street/Stony Island Avenue
  • Lake Park Avenue/55th Street