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Parking and Transportation

Parking Transportation

CTA/Public Transport


Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) trains and buses around the city are easily accessible from and near campus. For information on the train and bus schedules, fares and maps, please refer to the CTA Web Page.  The closest CTA train stop is the Chicago Ave. Red Line stop.  

Intercampus and Train Station Shuttles


Intercampus Shuttle
Intercampus shuttles run between the Evanston and Chicago campus. Free Enterprise buses are contracted to service this route. The Intercampus Shuttle runs year-round from Monday to Friday, except for University holidays, between the Evanston and Chicago campuses. All buses are wheelchair accessible, except in the event of equipment malfunction. There is no charge for the shuttle service; however, you must present your WildCARD ID when boarding the shuttle.  Click here for the shuttle schedule.

Train Station Shuttles
Two train station shuttles, both operated by Free Enterprise, are available to students: Union/Ogilvie and Randolph/LaSalle. You may purchase tickets for these shuttles in the Part-Time MBA Program Office in Chicago (cash or check only). Pick-up and drop-off locations, shuttle schedules, and the SafeRide Service schedule (i.e., late night service) are available here.     

Ticket Prices:
$17.50 for 10 rides (available at the Evening & Weekend office and Abbott Hall)
$42 for monthly pass (available at Abbott Hall)

Parking Options


Annual or Quarterly Evening/Weekend Parking Permit
If you plan to drive to the Chicago campus, you may want to consider purchasing an annual or quarterly parking permit. The Evening/Weekend Permit gives students access to the garage Monday-Friday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 am the following morning, with 24-hour access on weekends and University holidays. This permit is valid at the Erie-Ontario garage (Lot D) at 321 E. Erie. For more information about this option, please visit the Chicago Campus Parking Office website.  You can apply for a quarterly permit, a 9-month permit or a 12-month permit.  To apply, please submit a parking application online.

If you plan drive to campus two or more days per week, you may want to consider this option.

Weekend Annual Permit (ideal for Weekend students)
Twenty-four hour parking access to the garage beginning at 4 p.m. Friday until 8 a.m. the following Monday. If a University holiday falls on a Friday, the permit will be valid beginning at 4 p.m. of the Thursday prior to the holiday. If the University holiday falls on a Monday, the permit will allow access until 8 a.m. the Tuesday after the holiday. Click here for more information and rates.  To apply, please submit a parking application online.

Evening/Weekend Validation Parking 
Validated tickets are accepted at the Erie-Ontario garage (Lot D, 321 E. Erie). When you enter the garage, you will receive a ticket from a machine. Bring this ticket with you to Wieboldt Hall and self-validate it in the student mail room on the 1st floor. When you return to the garage, insert the ticket in one of the pay machines in the lobby. You should receive the discounted rate of $7.50 per evening/weekend day (see hours below). If you have any problems, push the call button and a garage attendant will assist you. Should you require reimbursement due to machine error, please contact Alana Stegich Weisberg.  

If you plan to park on campus only once or twice per week, you may want to consider this option.

Discounted Rate Hours
Monday - Friday: 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm (same night)
Saturday - Sunday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm  (same night)
NOTE: If you enter/exit the parking lot outside of the hours indicated, you will be charged the full price, which can range up to $40. So be sure to follow the schedule! 

Questions?  Please contact the Parking office at 312-503-1103.

Safety Escorts


University Police Safety Escorts are available in the event that you do not feel safe walking to your car or other on-campus location.  Just call 312-503-3456 (or 456 from a campus phone).  

Street Parking and Parking Garages


Metered street parking is available within the immediate area of Wieboldt Hall.  However, due to construction, many streets are unavailable for parking.  Plan ahead and allow plenty of time to find parking if you are parking on the street.  It is recommended that students and guests park in the parking garages in the area.  Click here to view the parking garage options.  

Taxi Service


Please see the list below of recommended Taxi Cab Companies.  For immediate cab service, we recommend the nearest taxi stand, located at the South-East corner of N McClurg Ct and E Huron St.  You can also get a discount to and from Wieboldt using the Uber app.  Click here for more info!

Flash Cab
(773) 561-4444

Other Taxi Companies Servicing the Chicago Area:

Yellow Cab Chicago
(312) 829-4222 // 312-TAXICAB

Chicago Carriage Cab Co.
(312) 326-2221
(877) 547-8294

Uber Discounts


We've partnered with Uber for Business to help students in our Evening and Weekend Program get to class easier.  Get a $3 discount on every Uber ride taken to and from the downtown Chicago campus.  Click here for more information and sign up today!

Uber is also offering a discount for rides to and from the airport (Midway and O'Hare) and the Chicago campus for weekend students who fly in.  Click here for more info!

Travel Listserv for Weekend Students


This optional listserv is for weekend students who travel in for class on a regular basis and would like to send and receive emails on topics related to travel (flights, car pooling, lodgings, etc.).  Please submit the following request form to opt in to the weekend travel listserv.  You will receive an email confirmation from eveningweekend@kellogg.northwestern.edu. once you have been added.