Accessibility to transportation is a key advantage for Skokie residents. The Edens Expressway (I-94) spans Skokie's western edge, while Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and PACE suburban bus lines and the CTA's Skokie Swift Yellow rail line offer numerous options for public transportation.
For more information on transportation in Skokie, visit:
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) at www.transitchicago.com
PACE suburban bus lines at www.pacebus.com
Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) at www.rtachicago.com
The Skokie Swift - Yellow Line - is part of the CTA's rapid transit system. The route runs from Dempster Street in Skokie to the Howard Street Terminal in Chicago with one stop at Oakton Street in Downtown Skokie. At Howard Street, Yellow Line passengers can transfer to the Purple or Red Lines of the CTA. Service is provided daily, about every 10-12 minutes. For information on the Skokie Swift Station, or for complete service information and boarding times, please click here. To watch the Skokie Swift Relocation video, please click here.
Skokie Swift - Dempster Station Parking
*No parking is available at the Oakton-Skokie Station. Those wishing to park should do so at the Dempster Street Station.
Effective May 1, 2014, to simplify the payment process for commuters at the Dempster-Skokie CTA Station, new digital payment terminals will be installed to replace the current token payment system for parking. The new payment terminals will be located inside the train station and will accept coins, paper bills and credit/debit card payments. Click here to see how the new payment terminals work.
- Skokie Swift South Lot is adjacent to the Skokie Swift Station. The fee is $3 per day payable at the Station. Payment can be made with cash, credit or debit cards.
- Skokie Swift North Lot is across Dempster Street north of the Skokie Swift Station. The fee is $2 per day payable at the Swift Station. Payment can be made with cash, credit or debit cards. A limited number of spaces are available for a monthly permit fee of $40 and applications are required.
The CTA Skokie Swift Yellow Line provides a convenient and inexpensive alternative to travel to Chicago Cubs baseball games. Two large parking lots at the Dempster Street Station provide easy parking, while the Yellow Line allows for direct access to the stadium.
The Dempster Street Station, located at 5001 Dempster Street, Skokie, Illinois 60077, has two parking lots. Dempster Street has a full interchange with I-94/Edens Expressway and the CTA Swift Station/parking is less than a half mile to the east. The South Lot is adjacent to the Skokie Swift Station, while the North Lot is across Dempster Street, north of the Skokie Swift Station. The fee is $4 per day for the South Lot and $2 per day for the North Lot.
Once parked, take the Skokie Swift Yellow Line to the Howard Street Station where you will transfer to the Red Line. Take the Red Line to the Addison Street stop. This station is a half block from the stadium. Or during rush hour, you may transfer from the Yellow Line to the Purple Line Express headed to the Loop and get off at the Red/Purple Line Sheridan stop.