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Chicago Union Station

Train Station · West Loop
225 S Canal St (btwn W Adams St & W Jackson Blvd), Chicago, IL 60606, United States
Open until 1:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 5:00 AM–1:00 AM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) gets you where you’re going with our three transit operators: the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus and rail system, Metra commuter rail, and Pace suburban bus service.


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    Kaitlyn K.
    "Business class on the Wolverine"(10 Tips)
    Lee D.
    "where The Untouchables"(7 Tips)
    Wrigley F.
    "Look for #GirlScout Cookies across from the #Metra ticket counter!"(7 Tips)
    Gibron B.
    "A lot of great places upstairs in the food court."(8 Tips)
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  • business class
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  • wine
  • architecture
  • beer
  • people watching
  • food courts
  • quiet
  • coffee
  • burritos
  • free Wifi
  • desserts
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  • breakfast food
  • Adil M.

    Day use lockers are excellent value - Jumbo lockers as big enough for two carry on suitcases and go for $18/day.

    Adil Majid · 3 weeks ago
  • Cynthia S.

    Train today from Houston Texas was 4 HOURS late arriving to Chicago

    Cynthia Swanson · October 2
  • Boudicca

    Closed for renovation.

    Boudicca · September 6
  • Lindsay L.

    take the sleeper train at least once in your life. a cool experience

    Lindsay Lehman · July 17
  • Kristopher W.

    Make sure to visit the old section of the station - it's gorgeous.

  • Sean R.

    Take the stairs through the food court. You will get out faster.

    Sean Reed · March 13
  • Wrigley F.

    Short-lived business class, Wi-Fi and food service discontinued on the Hoosier State on 2/1/2015😠

    Wrigley Fielder · March 8
  • High Speed Rail USA

    Waiting on a delayed inter-city passenger train? With the @DelayTracker app, you can report the delay now! Read more

  • Nicole S.

    Beautiful architecture ❤❤

    Nicole Smith · February 17
  • Nicole S.

    Sandella's Flatbread

    Nicole Smith · February 17
  • Missy M.

    This is a huge station. It's pretty simple to navigate though. There's ample signage everywhere. Gotta love that.

    Missy Miller · January 24
  • Mark H.


    Mark Hieb · January 8
  • Dre I.

    Lot's to eat and clean but too dayum many people in a space...

    Dre Immahavepeace · December 1, 2014
  • Dan M.

    The trains do leave on time, lots of good cheap food.

    Dan McMillan · November 28, 2014
  • Diane M.

    Get there early. Confusing to many people

    Diane Malley · November 28, 2014
  • El C.

    Taking the wolverine? The line is always super long, but don't panic! It's a big train, you'll fit. 🚂🚃🚃🚃

    El Calixo · November 21, 2014
  • teqrie A.

    Do not eat at Robinsons Ribs. The guy who was serving food was washing down the wall behind the deep fryer. He did not wash his hands before preparing food. Sooo gross!!!!

    teqrie Anderson · November 18, 2014
  • Lorene C.

    Amtrak station

    Lorene Cheatwood · November 2, 2014
  • BordeauxWines

    We’re here tonight at Day 1 of #WineRiot #Chicago - Lines are long, come early!

    BordeauxWines · October 17, 2014
  • Ku M.

    Trains are the best!

    Ku Mays · October 15, 2014
  • Dave H.

    I've been here twice in my life and I know this place like I've been here y whole life! Great Place! Very Crowded!

    Dave Howarth Jr · October 3, 2014
  • Lanae G.

    So disappointed in how often the Amtrak leaves late 😕😐😑

    Lanae Greene · September 24, 2014
  • Cole J.

    Chicago Union is a great station. Free wifi, lots of restraint choices and good signage.

    Cole J · September 24, 2014
  • Robbie H.

    Get there early and be sure to buy your tickets in the terminal, save yourself some money on the train.

    Robbie Helzer · September 19, 2014
  • Mehul S.

    Great iconic meeting place for almost all metra and amtrak lines.

    Mehul Sheth · September 5, 2014
  • Stephanie H.

    Always buy your ticket at the station!

    Stephanie Hardiman Simon · September 3, 2014
  • Maggie G.

    Rush hour = awesome people watching!! I love watching people run in their work clothes!

    Maggie G. · August 28, 2014
  • Dorothy T.

    Train home

    Dorothy Tressler · August 28, 2014
  • Melinda C.

    On train waiting to leave station to Rensselaer

    Melinda Crane-Underwood · August 25, 2014
  • David M.

    One of the main train stations of the city, you must visit the old side of it where the huge American flag is located.

    David Muñoz · August 23, 2014
  • Shakana P.

    Heading to see some MIG folks.... #mighasmorefun

    Shakana Polk · August 23, 2014
  • Benjamin N.

    Pro-tip: For fun, see if you can hold your breath from Union Station all the way to your stop!

    Benjamin Nelson · August 20, 2014
  • Michelle V.

    Well organized.

    Michelle Vrkljan · August 15, 2014
  • Debra F.

    With George and Justin

    Debra Fenzl · August 14, 2014
  • Lee A.

    If you're trying to grab a taxi after your train arrives, your best bet is to walk a block away from the station and hail from there. Avoid the taxi stand.

    Lee Allen · August 12, 2014
  • @jayelarex

    Don't miss your train.

    @jayelarex · August 7, 2014
  • Gregg P.

    Don't miss the great hall. If you're coming from the South concourse, go past the baggage claim and make a right. North, past the Metra ticket windows and then left.

    Gregg Pullano · August 6, 2014
  • Chris K.

    Bitchin' with a Capital B!

    Chris Krupa · July 11, 2014
  • Spark

    Worst Amtrak station for boarding passengers, very slow and inefficient.

    Spark · June 15, 2014
  • Molly G.

    Dirty, dirty.

    Molly Good · June 4, 2014
  • Evando B.

    to pagandooo ,jm

    Evando Borges · May 24, 2014
  • Jordan N.

    Scary. :(((

    Jordan Noring · May 23, 2014
  • David J. N.

    Be sure to use the clip in front of you to store your ticket for the train employees.

    David J. Neff · May 7, 2014
  • Ignite Glass Studios

    Walk west to discover some of Chicago's trendiest restaurants and art galleries in the West Loop and Fulton Market District.

    Ignite Glass Studios · April 22, 2014
  • Araceli G.

    If you are only one person do not sit at a four seater or if you are two people don't move the chairs during rush hour to face each other and take up four seats , have some courtesy

    Araceli Gerena · March 31, 2014
  • Braden J.

    Hey there shitty customer service! Nice to see you again!

    Braden Jahr · March 24, 2014
  • Wrigley F.

    Look for #GirlScout Cookies across from the #Metra ticket counter!

    Wrigley Fielder · March 12, 2014
  • Brooke M.

    Beware of the taxis and buses!! So aggressive!!

    Brooke Murphy · March 3, 2014
  • Amogh U.

    If you are in Chicago & don't want to lug your luggage around! Union Station has nifty storage lockers which you can rent and be hands free while you roam clickty clicking your way in downtown!

    Amogh Upadhyay · March 3, 2014
  • Honor America R.

    Next up on our 'BEEN THERE, DONE THAT' List is Chicago's Famous UNION TERMINAL. It has everything one expects from this type of destination.

    Honor America Radio · January 13, 2014

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