South Shore to Chicago

Just a 30-minute drive from downtown Chicago, a stay along Lake Michigan's South Shore means an affordable getaway with easy access to all the fun and excitement of the third-largest city in America. Plan a daytrip to Chicago and catch a White Sox game, watch the sea otters at the Shedd Aquarium or ride the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier.

If you're driving back and forth from Chicago, take advantage of the Cline Avenue Bridge to save time on your drive by avoiding congestion on I-80/94.


South Shore Train

You can also take the South Shore train, which travels from South Bend to Millennium Station in Chicago with 20 stations along the way, including local stations in Hammond, Gary and East Chicago. Parking is free at most stations.

For more information or train notices, visit the South Shore Train's website here or call 219-926-5744.

South Shore Train Stations

When you take the train from Northwest Indiana to the Museum Campus/11th Street station in Chicago, you will find yourself by the Field Museum of Natural HistoryAdler PlanetariumShedd Aquarium and Soldier Field - home to the Chicago BearsMillennium Station at Randolph St. in Chicago is near Millennium ParkNavy Pier, the Loop and North Michigan Avenue shopping. For the Museum of Science and Industry, you would get off at the 57th Street station.

South Shore Line App

The South Shore Line also has a mobile ticketing option with their app for iOS and Android.

More Transportation Options

There are more ways than the South Shore Train to visit Chicago for the day. View some options below.