The easiest way to navigate the city is to use the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) website. It offers tips on how to use our ‘L’ (elevated train) and buses. There is even a trip planner that advises travelers on how to get from point A to point B using public transportation. One-, three-, seven- and thirty-day passes are available through Ventra.
If you are looking to explore the suburban areas for shopping or sightseeing, then the Metra Rail System is the best option.
Once you know your destination, you can use an online trip planner to get directions that combine all public transportation options.