I'm coming to Chicago from the southeast on I-94 this weekend. Is there a place to leave my car for the weekend, somewhere close to a public transportation depot? I'm considering leaving behind the car and using public transportation until I go back home. If there is such a place, what will it cost on the weekend?

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    Park it in South Bend and take a train – Karlson Aug 8 '14 at 22:38
  • If you're coming via I-94 where are you starting from? – Karlson Aug 9 '14 at 0:15
  • From the shining city of Ann Arbor. South bend pretty far from Chicago, but it is en route and the train rates aren't bad at all. – Qaz Aug 9 '14 at 0:52

Basically your best bet would be to use the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District's South Shore line to take a train to Chicago.

Personally having driven on both I-94 and I-90 South East Chicago, Gary, and Hammond might not be the best places one might leave a car, so I would suggest going to South Bend as it might be a little out of the way, though not much and you can catch a train from there to Chicago's Union Station.

You can check the schedules online.


Many options. Here is one - I live right by it. Parking garage on Maxwell and Halsted. It's about 8/day. Limit technically 72 hours but never had a problem. CTA blue line short bus (#8 Halsted north), cab, or 12 minute walk. CTA stop is UIC-Halsted, will get you anywhere you need to go.

Ps - Maxwell and Halsted is directly off 90/94/55/290 so basically every expressway.

  • Any changes with this? I'd like to try this in a week or so. – axsvl77 Dec 9 '19 at 19:06
  • I haven’t checked the rates in a while but I don’t know of a better option – HEITZ Dec 12 '19 at 1:15
  • But still open? – axsvl77 Dec 12 '19 at 1:54
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    Yea most definitely. My car is there right now – HEITZ Dec 16 '19 at 3:33

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