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Elated over transportation help!

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Elated over transportation help!

I am feeling a lot more confident about this trip. Two more questions

!. An easy way to get from DeWitt PLace to the Navy Pier. Not a priority for me but I am travling with a 13 year old(!) We are using public transportation.

2. I notice the train goesall the way to Oak Park out in the suburbs. We are going to a wedding at the Hyatt Lodge l at McDonald Forest. We could call a taxi from the station. Does the length of the train ride increase the price?


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1. Re: Elated over transportation help!

Navy Pier only about 3/4 miles from where you're staying, you can walk. Head east to Lake Shore Drive, then turn right. At Grand Avenue, cross under Lake Shore Drive.

The CTA Green Line goes to Oak Park. Hyatt Lodge is in Oakbrook, about 12 miles away. The Green Line goes through some rough areas between The Loop and Oak Park. If your wedding is an evening affair, you'd be taking the train home late at night.

You'd do better taking the Metra Union Pacific West train (commuter) from Union Station to Elmhurst or the Burlington Northern Santa Fe train to Hinsdale or West Hinsdale. Metra fares are based on distance. Check www.metrarail.com for schedules and fares.

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2. Re: Elated over transportation help!

Flat rate taxi from www.americantaxi.com might be a better option for the commute outto the wedding. They will pick you up at DeWittt with a reservation. Metra's schedule on the weekend is somewhat sporadic - trains about every two hours..

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3. Re: Elated over transportation help!


2.definitely taxi like Dave said. Metra barely runs on a weekend evening.

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4. Re: Elated over transportation help!

If it's an evening reception book a room at the Hyatt and stay the night.

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