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Get Around Chicago

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The cost to get around Chicago is included in tuition

Chicago is a big city, and at first it might seem overwhelming to navigate. But it’s pretty straightforward once you’ve spent a short time here.

Easy on Your Wallet

As a DePaul student, the cost to get around Chicago is included in tuition. You’ll get a U-Pass at orientation, which gives you unlimited rides on CTA buses and trains for terms you’re enrolled. You won’t have to worry about the cost of traveling when you explore the city.

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Red, Brown or Purple Line Trains

Classes are offered on the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses, so you’ll probably take the “L” or bus to class.

  • Study, listen to music or people-watch while taking the Red Line train. It takes about 20 minutes to travel between campuses.
  • Text, catch up on Instagram, or take snaps of the skyline and other historic buildings on the above-ground Brown or Purple Line trains. It takes about 30 minutes to travel between campuses.

Find out when the next train or bus is coming

Use Chicago transit trackers

Chicago Transportation Options

Students walk, take cabs and Uber, bike, skateboard, drive — you name it. Chicago public transit includes:

Traveling Beyond the City

Headed out of town? It’s easy to get anywhere in the country or world from Chicago. Convenient options for discovering life beyond the city include:

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