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, 0:10, 0:20, 0:30, 0:40, 0:50

(Updated May 6, 2015)

53rd Street Express Shuttle

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The 53rd Street Express shuttle runs between Harper Court and various points around campus. The shuttle operates from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The route starts at Harper Court, arriving and departing at the top (0:00) and bottom (0:30) of the hour. The shuttle stops only at the designated stops and does not pick up or drop off passengers at intersections. To ride the shuttle passengers should tap a valid UChicago or University of Chicago Medicine ID. Please visit the ID & Privileges website at ipo.uchicago.edu for a listing of valid IDs. Once service for the 53rd Street Express shuttle ends at 6 p.m., the East Route of the NightRide service travels east on 53rd Street and can be picked up at the southeast corner of 53rd Street and Lake Park Avenue.

CIE Shuttle

The CIE Shuttle is another transportation option that links the 53rd Street corridor, including the Chicago Innovation Exchange (CIE), with the University’s main campus. This shuttle operates 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. The route starts at the Logan Center for Arts arriving and departing at the top (0:00) and bottom (0:30) of the hour. It then travels to various points around campus before reaching the Chicago Innovation Exchange, located at 53rd Street and Harper Avenue, departing at 0:15 & 0:45 after the hour. Once service for the CIE shuttle ends at 8 p.m., the East Route of the NightRide service travels east on 53rd Street and can be picked up at the southeast corner of 53rd Street and Harper Avenue.