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Discovering Chicago

Directions to Downtown

Getting Downtown from the Chicago campus is easy and there are two ways to do it:

Using the Metra

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To travel downtown from SXU:

Take the CTA 103rd St Bus Eastbound to the 103rd St Metra station. Board Metra train inbound for Downtown Chicago.

To travel to the SXU Chicago Campus from downtown:

Board the Rock Island Suburban Line of Metra at the LaSalle Street Station (414 S. LaSalle). Get off the train at the 103rd Street station in the Beverly neighborhood. Catch a westbound CTA Bus #103 on 103rd Street and travel two miles. Exit the bus at SXU.

Using the CTA

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To travel downtown from SXU:

Take the CTA Bus #53A Northbound from the corner of 103rd St and Pulaski Avenue. Exit the bus at the Pulaski Orange line station and board a CTA train inbound for Downtown Chicago. You can also use this route to get to Chicago Midway Airport.

To travel to the SXU Chicago Campus from downtown:

Board any CTA Orange Line train at any station of the Loop elevated tracks. Any Orange Line train you board will be going towards Midway Airport. Ride the train to the Pulaski station - the second to last stop on the line. After leaving the train at Pulaski, board a southbound CTA #53A bus and ride to 103rd Street. SXU is two blocks east of Pulaski on 103rd Street.