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There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Oak Street Beach by subway, ferry, bus, taxi or foot

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Recommended option

Subway  •  7 min

  1. Take the subway from Harrison to Chicago-Red Red Line

$2 - $5

4 alternative options

Ferry  •  7 min

  1. Take the ferry from Riverwalk to Michigan Avenue Chicago Water Taxi

$6

Line 151 bus  •  10 min

  1. Take the line 151 bus from Michigan & Randolph to Michigan & Oak 151

$3

Taxi  •  3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chicago to Oak Street Beach 2.6 miles

$10 - $12

Walk  •  40 min

  1. Walk from Chicago to Oak Street Beach 2.1 miles

Chicago to Oak Street Beach by ferries

The ferry journey time between Chicago and Oak Street Beach is around 7 min and covers a distance of around 2107 feet. The fastest ferry normally takes 7 min. Operated by Chicago Water Taxi, the Chicago to Oak Street Beach ferry service departs from Riverwalk and arrives in Michigan Avenue. Typically 16 ferries run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Ferry route overview

Average ferry time:
7 min
Fastest ferry time:
7 min
Ferries per week:
16
Cheapest price:
$5
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last ferries

First ferry departs at:
10:18
Last ferry departs at:
19:13

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Oak Street Beach ferry schedules

Ferry services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Chicago → Oak Street Beach
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Oak Street Beach is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Oak Street Beach is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Oak Street Beach is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 8 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Oak Street Beach is to line 151 bus which costs $3 and takes 10 min.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago to Oak Street Beach is to taxi. Taking this option will cost $10 - $12 and takes 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Michigan & Randolph and arriving at Michigan & Oak. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Riverwalk and arriving at Michigan Avenue. Services depart twice daily, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Harrison and arriving at Chicago-Red. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Oak Street Beach is 2 miles.

The best way to get from Chicago to Oak Street Beach without a car is to subway which takes 7 min and costs $2 - $5.

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The subway from Harrison to Chicago-Red takes 7 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Chicago to Oak Street Beach bus services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), depart from Michigan & Randolph station.

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Chicago to Oak Street Beach train services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), depart from Harrison station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Oak Street Beach.
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  • Distance: 1.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Oak Street Beach, IL, USA?

Chicago Transit (CTA) operates a vehicle from Harrison to Chicago-Red every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $5 and the journey takes 7 min. Alternatively, Chicago Transit (CTA) operates a bus from Michigan & Randolph to Michigan & Oak every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 10 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Ferry operators
Chicago Water Taxi
Phone
312-337-1446
Website
chicagowatertaxi.com
Ferry from Riverwalk to Michigan Avenue
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
chicagowatertaxi.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chicago to Oak Street Beach
Ave. Duration
3 min
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Yellow Cab Chicago
Phone
+1 312-829-4222
Website
facebook.com
Flash Cab
Phone
+1 773-561-4444
Checker
Phone
+1 312-243-2537
Website
checkertaxichicago.com

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Chicago to Oak Street Beach bus services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), arrive at Michigan & Oak station.

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Chicago to Oak Street Beach train services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), arrive at Chicago-Red station.

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