There are 8 ways to get from Shedd Aquarium to Brookfield Zoo by bus, train, subway, taxi, car or towncar

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 1 bus, train  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Michigan & Balbo to Jackson & Canal 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Brookfield Bnsf

$7 - $8

Cheapest option

Line 21 bus, line 304 bus  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the line 21 bus from Cermak & Prairie to North Riverside Mall 21
  2. Take the line 304 bus from North Riverside Park Mall to 31st/1st 304

$4

6 alternative options

Subway, train  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the subway from Roosevelt to LaSalle/Van Buren Orange Line
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Brookfield Bnsf

$7 - $8

Subway, line 331 bus  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the subway from Washington-Blue to Cumberland Blue Line
  2. Take the line 331 bus from Cumberland CTA Station to 31st/McCormick 331

$6 - $8

Line 146 bus, line 152 bus, line 331 bus  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the line 146 bus from Solidarity Drive & Aquarium to Lake Shore & Grace 146
  2. Take the line 152 bus from Lake Shore & Grace to Addison & Cumberland Terminal 152
  3. Take the line 331 bus from Cumberland/Addison to 31st/McCormick 331

$4

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Shedd Aquarium to Brookfield Zoo 17.4 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Shedd Aquarium to Brookfield Zoo 17.4 miles

$1 - $3

Uber  •  26 min

  1. Take an Uber from Shedd Aquarium to Brookfield Zoo 17.4 miles

$22 - $30

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Shedd Aquarium to Brookfield Zoo. However, there are services departing from Cermak & Prairie and arriving at 31st/1st via North Riverside Park Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 48 min.

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The distance between Shedd Aquarium and Brookfield Zoo is 12 miles. The road distance is 17.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Shedd Aquarium to Brookfield Zoo without a car is to line 1 bus and train which takes 1 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 59 min to get from Shedd Aquarium to Brookfield Zoo, including transfers.

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Shedd Aquarium to Brookfield Zoo bus services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), depart from Cermak & Prairie station.

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Shedd Aquarium to Brookfield Zoo bus services, operated by Pace Bus, arrive at 31st/1st station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shedd Aquarium to Brookfield Zoo is 17 miles. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Shedd Aquarium to Brookfield Zoo.

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Map of how to get from Shedd Aquarium to Brookfield Zoo.
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  • Distance: 11.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 59 min

What companies run services between Shedd Aquarium, IL, USA and Brookfield Zoo, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Shedd Aquarium to Brookfield Zoo via Cermak & Prairie, North Riverside Mall, North Riverside Park Mall, and 31st/1st in around 2 h 48 min.

Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Brookfield
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Phone
+1 888-968-7282
Website
transitchicago.com
Subway from Roosevelt to LaSalle/Van Buren
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Subway from Washington-Blue to Cumberland
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Bus operators
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Phone
+1 888-968-7282
Website
transitchicago.com
Bus from Michigan & Balbo to Jackson & Canal
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Bus from Cermak & Prairie to North Riverside Mall
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Bus from Solidarity Drive & Aquarium to Lake Shore & Grace
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Bus from Lake Shore & Grace to Addison & Cumberland Terminal
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Cumberland CTA Station to 31st/McCormick
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from North Riverside Park Mall to 31st/1st
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Cumberland/Addison to 31st/McCormick
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Other operators
Uber Chicago
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Shedd Aquarium to Brookfield Zoo
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$22 - $30
UberX
$23 - $30
UberXL
$40 - $55
Select
$45 - $60
Black
$70 - $90
Black SUV
$90 - $120
Taxi from Shedd Aquarium to Brookfield Zoo
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
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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