There are 6 ways to get from Chicago Union Station to Shedd Aquarium by bus, taxi, towncar, foot or bike

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Line 126 bus, line 146 bus  •  33 min

  1. Take the line 126 bus from Jackson & Clinton to Jackson & State 126 / ...
  2. Take the line 146 bus from State & Jackson to Solidarity Drive & Aquarium 146

$4 - $5

Cheapest option

Bus  •  39 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington & Canal to 1100 S Columbus J14

$2 - $3

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  6 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chicago Union Station to Shedd Aquarium 3 miles

$13 - $16

Uber  •  6 min

  1. Take an Uber from Chicago Union Station to Shedd Aquarium 3 miles

$6 - $11

Walk  •  40 min

  1. Walk from Chicago Union Station to Shedd Aquarium 2.1 miles

Bikeshare  •  25 min

  1. Cycle from Canal St & Adams St to Shedd Aquarium 2.4 miles

$7

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington & Canal and arriving at 1100 S Columbus. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20 min.

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The distance between Chicago Union Station and Shedd Aquarium is 2 miles.

The best way to get from Chicago Union Station to Shedd Aquarium without a car is to line 126 bus and line 146 bus which takes 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 33 min to get from Chicago Union Station to Shedd Aquarium, including transfers.

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Chicago Union Station to Shedd Aquarium bus services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), depart from Jackson & Clinton station.

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Chicago Union Station to Shedd Aquarium bus services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), arrive at Solidarity Drive & Aquarium station.

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There are 562+ hotels available in Shedd Aquarium. Prices start at $105 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago Union Station to Shedd Aquarium.
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  • Distance: 1.5 miles
  • Duration: 33 min

What companies run services between Chicago Union Station, IL, USA and Shedd Aquarium, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago Union Station to Shedd Aquarium via Jackson & State, State & Jackson, and Solidarity Drive & Aquarium in around 33 min.

Bus operators
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Phone
+1 888-968-7282
Website
transitchicago.com
Bus from Jackson & Clinton to Jackson & State
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Bus from State & Jackson to Solidarity Drive & Aquarium
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Bus from Washington & Canal to 1100 S Columbus
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Other operators
Uber Chicago
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Chicago Union Station to Shedd Aquarium
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$6 - $11
UberX
$7 - $10
UberXL
$12 - $17
Select
$13 - $19
Black
$19 - $25
Black SUV
$28 - $40
Divvy
Phone
1-855-553-4889
Website
divvybikes.com
Bike from Canal St & Adams St to Shedd Aquarium
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$7
More information at
divvybikes.com
Bikeshare
$7
Taxi from Chicago Union Station to Shedd Aquarium
Ave. Duration
6 min
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Flash Cab
Phone
+1 773-561-4444
Website
flashcab.com
Yellow Cab Chicago
Phone
+1 312-829-4222
Website
facebook.com
https://www.cityofchicago.org/
Website
cityofchicago.org
Checker
Phone
+1 312-243-2537
Website
checkertaxichicago.com

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