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South Shore to Chicago

Just a 30 minute drive from downtown Chicago, a stay in the 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.

You can also take advantage of 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.

5/22-5/28/21 ​Temporary Bussing
Passengers on midday trains will be bused to stations located between Carrol Ave. and Gary Metro Center. No bikes will be transported via bus. Service to Beverly Shores is suspended during busing.

For more information, call 219-926-5744.

South Shore Train Stations

Please note: South Shore Line passengers are advised that federal mask orders will remain in effect mandating the use of masks or face coverings for all SSL passengers and employees.

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.


New Safety Guidelines

The South Shore Line will follow stringent disinfecting standards and recommends the following guidelines for passengers:

  • Use hand sanitizing stations available on each train car
  • Refrain from congregating in train vestibules
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, or eyes while on train
  • Wash hands frequently and follow CDC recommendations for handwashing
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze
  • Respect the personal space of all passengers to the best of your ability
  • Wear a mask or face covering while in stations and while on train

Train Schedules and Fares

Visit mysouthshoreline.com or you can contact one of the Indiana Welcome Center Travel Counselors at 219-989-7979 and they can assist you in planning your trip.

South Shore Line App

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

Other Transportation Options

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

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