Vaccine sites

With the State of Illinois, City of Chicago and Cook County offering vaccinations against COVID-19, getting to a vaccine site is as easy as hopping on a bus or train. We continue to provide a safe, affordable and reliable means of daily travel throughout the Chicagoland area, including to area vaccine sites.

Below are the essential tools and information you’ll need for getting to your vaccine site via CTA buses and trains.

Local vaccine information and resources

Information regarding the vaccine options, eligibility, locations and more is available via the following websites:

When you’re ready, we’re ready

Throughout the pandemic, we’ve been focused on providing as much bus and rail service as possible, while also working hard to provide you and our employees with the healthiest travel environment. The following tools and information will help you travel more safely:

Plan your CTA trip

Once your vaccine appointment is scheduled and you have the address of your vaccine site, plan your trip with us using the following tools:

  • Door-to-Door directions: Use the CTA Trip Planner tool below to get door-to-door directions from your home to your vaccine site. 
  • Estimated bus/train capacity: Use our Ridership Dashboard (link) to see the best time(s) to travel and to avoid crowded conditions along your preferred bus and rail route(s). 


Quick trip planner
Quick trip planner
Get directions with:

Healthy travel tips

We ask everyone traveling our buses and trains to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by adhering to the following:

Always wear your mask, and wear it right. Face masks/coverings must be worn at all times while on CTA properties, per federal mandate.
Use contactless payment options to board (i.e. Ventra Card, mobile app and/or contactless bankcards.)
Artboard_1 Keep your distance. Stagger seating and spread out where possible.
Artboard_5 Avoid crowded vehicles. Move to another rail car or wait for the next bus/train. Use the Ridership Dashboards to avoid crowded travel periods.
Artboard_4 Limit touching surfaces (i.e. handrails, straps, seat backs, etc.).
Artboard_3 Wash/sanitize hands, before and after traveling.


Committed to Cleaning


We have one of the most comprehensive cleaning regimens of any U.S. transit agency. Buses, trains and stations are cleaned and disinfected multiple times a day, and receive regular deep cleanings. Lean more here.