From the north:
East on I-90/94 (Kennedy Expressway) to Ohio Street. East on Ohio. Right on Fairbanks/Columbus Drive. Left on Illinois Street, driving east to Navy Pier. Or, south on Lake Shore Drive to Grand Avenue/ Illinois Street exit. Left on Illinois (2nd light), driving east to Navy Pier.
From the south:
West on I-90/94 (Dan Ryan to Kennedy Expressway) to Ohio Street. East on Ohio. Right on Fairbanks/ Columbus Drive. Left on Illinois Street, driving east to Navy Pier. Or, north on Lake Shore Drive to Grand Avenue/Illinois Street exit. Right on Illinois (1st light) to Navy Pier.
From the west:
East on I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway). Continue east (expressway ends) on Congress Parkway to Columbus Drive. Left on Columbus to Illinois Street. Right on Illinois, driving east to Navy Pier.
The Chicago Transportation Authority's website provides detailed instructions on how to use public transit to travel to Navy Pier. The following routes access Navy Pier:
#29 State Street
#65 Grand Avenue
#66 Chicago Avenue
#120 Northwestern/Wacker Express (Rush Hours, M-F)
#121 Union/Wacker Express (Rush Hours, M-F)
#124 Navy Pier Express
For more information on public transportation routes and schedules, call the RTA at 312.836.7000.
A free trolley service runs between Navy Pier and State Street along Grand Avenue and Illinois Street. Trolleys typically run every 20 minutes. Pick-up points are indicated by "Navy Pier Trolley Stop" signs posted along the route. Visit Navy Pier’s website for more information.
From May 15 through May 27, daily trolley hours are Sundays through Thursdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
From May 27 through Labor Day (September 6, 2010), daily trolley hours are Sundays through Thursdays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 12 midnight.
After Labor Day, the trolleys will no longer operate except on Special Event Days.