72 North

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Service description: See schedule for full details. 2024 lakefront/beach service: Extended to lakefront/North Avenue Beach on weekends and holidays from 3/24 through Labor Day, and on weekdays 6/10 through mid-August, 9a-9:30p each day in service.

First bus/last bus

Spans of service below show when first bus departs terminal of origin through last bus departs terminal of origin. First and last buses reach mid-route stops later than these times-see schedule or use trip planner for specific times when service works for you.

North/Narragansett east to North/Clark
4:10a-12:50a weekdays, 4:10a-12:45a Saturday, 4:15a-12:40a Sunday
North/Clark west to North/Narragansett
4:00a-12:45a weekdays, 4:00a-12:30a Saturday, 4:05a-12:25a Sunday
North/Harlem east to North/Clark
4:05a-12:45a weekdays, 4:10a-11:10p Saturday, 6:40a-12:40a Sunday
North/Clark west to North/Harlem
4:00a-12:45a weekdays, 4:00a-10:10p Saturday, 5:55a-12:25a Sunday
Extended to Lakefront (North Avenue) Weekends and holidays Spring (early April) through Labor Day and daily starting in early June through late August.
Earlier eastbound service from North/Cicero starts at 03:25am daily.
Later evening service daily to North/Pulaski until 01:30am.

(Precise hours of service may vary depending on where along the route you are.)

Service alerts

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New Schedules in Effect
Service Change

Beginning Sunday, Jun 9 updated schedules will go into effect on some CTA bus routes. See latest schedules at

Weekday Service to the Beaches
Added Service

Effective Mon, June 10 thru mid-Aug, service to the lakefront and beaches will be expanded on the #35, #63, #72, and #78 bus routes on weekdays.

CTA Service to the Beaches
Added Service

Effective Sun, Mar 24 thru mid-Aug, service to the lakefront and beaches will be expanded on the #35, #63, #72, and #78 bus routes on weekends and holidays.

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