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Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)

Metra - LaSalle Street

Train Station · The Loop
414 S La Salle St (at Van Buren St), Chicago, IL 60605, United States
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  • Mon–Sun
    • 24 Hours
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.


Based on 78 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

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    Winona T.
    "Sssh quiet car I love it after a long day of work, nap time *_*"(6 Tips)
    Joe K.
    "Get your monthly pass a few days before the start of the new month."(2 Tips)
    "Rock island line has the best conductors"(2 Tips)
    Casper B.
    "Need more express trains"(2 Tips)
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  • #⃣GRAEGINATOR (Matthew Graegin) .
  • Brett C.

    Clean waiting area.

    Brett Carr · August 8, 2014
  • Tiffinie E.

    You can flush metra toilets. It's not a port-a-potty. Press and hold the button until everything goes down.

    Tiffinie Eileen · June 19, 2014
  • Anne S.

    Please cover your mouth when you cough. Please don't polish or clip your nails. Please keep your shoes on. Please use a tissue. We would all appreciate limited use of rhe F word.

    Anne Skinner · May 20, 2014
  • Ash N.

    This line needs to lower their fare and hire better conductors. People are just rude.

    Ash Nicole · March 14, 2014
  • Walter G.

    After a long day at work locate the Quiet Car, for a peaceful commute home.

    Walter Greene Jr. · January 22, 2014
  • BaronessAnn D.

    This is the boring downtown Metra terminal. And only one line serves it. Rumor has it that the SWS could operate here, but I don't see it ever happening.

    BaronessAnn Davenport · December 2, 2013
  • #⃣GRAEGINATOR (Matthew Graegin) .
  • Roberto D.

    Not a fun place after midnight

    Roberto De Leon · September 16, 2013
  • Matt Spudart M.

    Don't buy a 10-ride ticket. You no longer get a discount. Just buy one-ways. Force Metra to reinstate the 10-ride discount.

    Matt Spudart Maldre · May 12, 2013
  • Casper B.

    Need more express trains

    Casper Baldwin · March 21, 2013
  • Nia M.

    If you know you need a two-seater for yourself, please don't try to squeeze in next to someone else! Makes everyone's ride more comfortable.

    Nia Moreno · March 18, 2013
  • Nia M.

    Be courteous. Don't rush onto the train two minutes before departure and expect people to give up their seat for you. Oh, and stay quiet the quiet cars!

    Nia Moreno · March 18, 2013
  • Nick H.

    You mean the 10 ride ticket I bought a month ago isn't valid cause you raised your fares? Weak. Take the car next time.

    Nick Honiotes · March 6, 2013
  • Bee D.

    If you're in a Quiet Car, be the hell quiet!

    Bee D · February 8, 2013
  • Angelo N.

    Sunday schedules suck

    Angelo Nieves · January 27, 2013
  • Winona T.

    Sssh quiet car I love it after a long day of work, nap time *_*

    Winona Turner · December 4, 2012
  • Winona T.

    The quiet car is the bomb, sssshhhh!

    Winona Turner · November 21, 2012
  • Kelsey F.

    If you have a big group, buy a ten ride instead of a bunch of individual tickets! It's only $25 with a student ID.

    Kelsey Farrell · November 17, 2012
  • Asia A.

    As it starts to get cold dress warm because Metra has apparently never heard of heat.

    Asia Anderson · October 20, 2012
  • Asia A.

    This station either needs escalators going up, more elevators or the last few cars need to be open in the morning. If I'm walking here from Michigan and Congress in a hurry it's a hassle.

    Asia Anderson · October 16, 2012
  • Bilal S.

    If you're in a big group and the trains about to leave just buy one or two 10 ride tickets. Buying one by one screws over other passengers.

    Bilal S · September 28, 2012
  • Dylan D.

    Try to get to your train as early as you feel like waiting. On weekday rush periods, the seats fill up fast. Especially if you're trying to sit with a group!

    Dylan Dowd · August 15, 2012
  • StreetWise_CHI

    Grab some reading material before your train ride! StreetWise is a good choice :)

    StreetWise_CHI · July 16, 2012
  • Donald M.

    Nothing like a ice cold MillerLite on the "Rockin Island" headed home. Have a great evening!

    Donald Miller · June 1, 2012
  • Pati M.

    Security checks tonight and no quie cars it seems

    Pati Mangano · May 21, 2012
  • Calvo

    Rock island line has the best conductors

    Calvo · May 3, 2012
  • Stacey R.

    Is it just me or has this line broken down more since the fare increases?

    Stacey Robertson · April 25, 2012
  • Debra B.

    Train doors open at 2:10 for the 2:25 pm train.

    Debra Bethard-Caplick · April 12, 2012
  • Scott N.

    Cash only at the snack bar inside.

    Scott Nosenko · April 2, 2012
  • Katie R.

    Be courteous- don't hog the seat! Thanks for being a courteous passenger!

    Katie Reilly · March 20, 2012
  • Mike E.

    Cattle walk... Moooo!

    Mike Edgar · March 16, 2012
  • Derek P.

    Outlets on metra.... Go figure!

    Derek P. · February 16, 2012
  • Amanda A.

    Instead of stressing out to buy a new monthly pass at the end of each month, sign up online, and they'll mail it to your house every month! Stress and worry free!

    Amanda Aggen · December 20, 2011
  • Rob A.

    Alway remember to grab some food on your way to the station.

    Rob Anderson · December 5, 2011
  • Joe C.

    Cashiers take their time, so arrive early if you need tickets.

    Joe Cistaro · November 18, 2011
  • Debra B.

    Beware the expiration date on 10-ride passes!

    Debra Bethard-Caplick · November 15, 2011
  • Amanda S.

    Make sure to buy ticket before boarding. Also 10 rides save $

    Amanda S. · September 14, 2011
  • Tapanga L.

    Such a peaceful ride

    Tapanga Lee · September 10, 2011
  • Kelly

    Quiet cars are now the second and second-from-last during Rush Hour.

    Kelly · August 21, 2011
  • Tim L.

    Those moving steps aren't a ride. You know you need the exercise least move to one side.

    Tim L. · August 16, 2011
  • Joan Cristy M.

    Always get here at least 10 min early. That way you're not freaking about seats or buying a ticket

    Joan Cristy Maguad · August 15, 2011
  • Brian H.

    Beer all day err derr

    Brian Hardy · August 1, 2011
  • Robert P.

    Train break down on one of the hottest days in Chicago...someone wasn't doing their job !!!

    Robert Puttkammer · July 20, 2011
  • Kelly H.

    Last two cars do not have A/C today...

    Kelly Hepburn · July 18, 2011
  • Jeff V.

    New Station at 35th Street! Access to The Cell! Just in time for Sox season!

    Jeff Van Wyk · April 5, 2011
  • AnyClip

    LaSalle St. Station was featured in the movie The Sting, check it out! Read more

    AnyClip · March 31, 2011
  • Joe K.

    Get your monthly pass a few days before the start of the new month. Lines are insane on the first of the month!

    Joe Kosman · March 28, 2011
  • Don W.

    There are data dead zone pockets between the Roosevelt bridge and the first set of track crossings.

    Don Williams · March 25, 2011
  • Bill D.

    Good pretzels at the snack counter

    Bill Durrant · February 3, 2011

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