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Phoenix 101: Planes, Trains and Buses Tips For Traveling During the Holidays – Loyola Phoenix

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By Aidan CahillUpdated November 17, 2021 9:55 a.m. CTPublished November 17, 2021 6:43 a.m. CT

The holidays are almost upon us and students may be looking to get home and see their families. 

However due to The COVID-19 pandemic, travel might be different than the last time many students packed their suitcases and hit the road home.

With this in mind, The Phoenix put together some things to note before you hit the trail. No matter how you decide to get back in time for the holiday…….

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Updated November 17, 2021 9:55 a.m. CT
Published November 17, 2021 6:43 a.m. CT

The holidays are almost upon us and students may be looking to get home and see their families. 

However due to The COVID-19 pandemic, travel might be different than the last time many students packed their suitcases and hit the road home.

With this in mind, The Phoenix put together some things to note before you hit the trail. No matter how you decide to get back in time for the holidays, The Phoenix has you covered. 

From planes to trains to buses, here’s the 101 on how to get home.

Getting to transit hubs. 

Students taking mass transit will most likely need to go through one of four main mass transit hubs around Chicago: Union Station, Midway International Airport, O’Hare International Airport and the Greyhound Bus Station. 

For students using Amtrak and Metra lines to get out of the city, Union Station (255 S Canal Street) is where you’ll need to go. Located just West over the River the Willis Tower, there are a few options for getting there via public transit. One option is to take the Red Line to Monroe and then take a bus from Adams & State to Adams & Canal.

Another option is to take the Red Line, transfer onto the Brown Line at Belmont, get off at Quincy and walk a few blocks to the station. Depending on the time of day, both routes will take students about an hour to get to Union Station from Loyola’s LakeShore Campus (LSC). 

Of Chicago’s two airports, Midway is the older and smaller one, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA). Built in 1927, Midway is located on the Southwest side of the city. Getting there on public transit is relatively straightforward. Hop the Red Line, transfer to the Orange Line at Roosevelt and take it to the end of the line. Depending on the time of day this route will take about an hour. 

Chicago’s other airport, O’Hare, is a different story. Located on the Northwest Side of the city, it’s about 12.6 miles West of Loyola and opened in 1955 according to CDA.  To get to O’Hare from Loyola, students have several options. One option is to hop on the Red Line to Lake, get off and walk over to the Washington CTA station and take the Blue Line to O’Hare. 

Another option is to take the Red Line to Addison, take a bus to the Addison Blue Line station and take the Blue Line to O’Hare. 

A third option is to take the Redline North to Howard, transfer to the Yellow Line, take it to Dempster-Skokie and take the Pace 250 bus to …….

Source: http://loyolaphoenix.com/2021/11/phoenix-101-planes-trains-and-busses-tips-for-traveling-during-the-holidays/