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There are 5 ways to get from Shedd Aquarium to West Town by bus, subway, taxi or foot

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Recommended option

Bus

  1. Take the bus from 1100 S Columbus to Madison & Clinton

4 alternative options

Subway

  1. Take the subway from Roosevelt to Ashland-Lake

Line 146 bus, subway

  1. Take the line 146 bus from Solidarity Drive & Aquarium to State & Van Buren
  2. Take the subway from Harold Washington Library to Ashland-Lake

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Shedd Aquarium to West Town

Walk

  1. Walk from Shedd Aquarium to West Town

Shedd Aquarium to West Town by walk and bus

The journey time between Shedd Aquarium and West Town is around 16 min and covers a distance of around 2 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 12 min. Operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), the Shedd Aquarium to West Town service departs from Shedd Aquarium and arrives in Madison & Clinton. Typically 765 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Route information

Average journey time:
16 min
Fastest journey time:
12 min
Journey distance:
2 miles
Services per week:
765
Cheapest price:
$1
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:18
Last service departs at:
22:54

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Shedd Aquarium to West Town walk and bus schedules

Shedd Aquarium → West Town
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in West Town is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in West Town is recommended.

The social distance requirement in West Town is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Shedd Aquarium to West Town is to bus which costs $1 - $3 and takes 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shedd Aquarium to West Town is to taxi which costs $17 - $21 and takes 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 1100 S Columbus and arriving at Madison & Clinton. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Roosevelt and arriving at Ashland-Lake. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 min.

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The distance between Shedd Aquarium and West Town is 4 miles.

The best way to get from Shedd Aquarium to West Town without a car is to bus which takes 24 min and costs $1 - $3.

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The bus from 1100 S Columbus to Madison & Clinton takes 16 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Shedd Aquarium to West Town bus services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), depart from 1100 S Columbus station.

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Shedd Aquarium to West Town train services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), depart from Roosevelt station.

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Shedd Aquarium to West Town bus services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), arrive at Madison & Clinton station.

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Map of how to get from Shedd Aquarium to West Town.
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  • Distance: 3.6 miles
  • Duration: 24 min

What companies run services between Shedd Aquarium, IL, USA and West Town, IL, USA?

Chicago Transit (CTA) operates a bus from 1100 S Columbus to Madison & Clinton every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 16 min. Alternatively, Chicago Transit (CTA) operates a vehicle from Roosevelt to Ashland-Lake every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $5 and the journey takes 13 min.

Train operators
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Phone
+1 888-968-7282
Website
transitchicago.com
Subway from Roosevelt to Ashland-Lake
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Child/Senior/Disabled
$2
Adult
$2 - $5
Subway from Harold Washington Library to Ashland-Lake
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Child/Senior/Disabled
$2
Adult
$2 - $5
Bus operators
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Phone
+1 888-968-7282
Website
transitchicago.com
Bus from 1100 S Columbus to Madison & Clinton
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Child/Senior/Disabled
$2
Adult
$3
Bus from Solidarity Drive & Aquarium to State & Van Buren
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
transitchicago.com
Child/Senior/Disabled
$2
Adult
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Shedd Aquarium to West Town
Ave. Duration
8 min
Estimated price
$17 - $21
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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Shedd Aquarium to West Town train services, operated by Chicago Transit (CTA), arrive at Ashland-Lake station.

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