McCormick Place has three main lots. A, B & C. Lots A & C are $19 and Lot B is $14. All lots are $10 after 6 p.m. Visa, MasterCard and American Express accepted. Overnight parking is not available, and there are no in-and-out privileges.
Free shuttle bus service is available on weekends at the Millennium Park Garage. Shuttles stop in 10-15 minute intervals at both the Upper Randolph / Lower Randolph pedestrian exits.
Weekend parking rates are $16 per day; Visa, MasterCard and American Express accepted. Overnight parking is not available. The automobile entrance is on South Columbus Drive between Monroe and Randolph streets. (millenniumgarages.com)
Bike parking is available along the Lakefront Trail. (chicagobikes.org)
Public transit to the 2012 Chicago Auto ShowBus service is available during all hours the show is open on the CTA #3 King Drive and #21 Cermak routes. King Drive buses serve McCormick Place from North Michigan Avenue and the South Side every six to 15 minutes.
Cermak buses serve the West Side, operating to McCormick Place from North Riverside Park Mall approximately every 11 to 18 minutes and 16 to 20 minutes later on weekday evenings and Sunday evenings.
Red Line riders can catch the Cermak bus at the Cermak-Chinatown station.
The 129 West Loop/South Loop operates between the Ogilvie Transportation Center, Union Station and McCormick place during weekday evening rush hours.
CTA will operate two bus routes dedicated to Auto Show service, one with CTA and Metra connections.
The route from Ogilvie Transportation Center, Union Station and LaSalle Street stations runs every 15 to 20 minutes on weekdays and every 8 to 15 minutes on weekends between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. each day, and until 9 p.m. on Sunday, Feb, 20. It makes stops south on Clinton to Jackson, east on Jackson to Wabash, and on Columbus at 11th.
The Blue Line connection is at Dearborn, the Red Line at State, and Brown, Green, Orange and Pink Lines at Adams & Wabash.
On weekends only, a shuttle from the Halsted station on the Orange Line runs every 15 minutes, from a half-hour before the Auto Show opens till one hour after the event closes.
The CTA cash fare is $2.25.
Metra Electric Line and South Shore trains stops on the lower level of McCormick Place. Parking at Metra and South Shore stations is best in the evenings and on weekends. Metra offers a $7 round-trip pass on weekends.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun