Parking & Directions

The University of Chicago is located in the neighborhood of Hyde Park, ten minutes south of the Loop, Chicago's city center. Hyde Park is easily accessible from the Loop by all major forms of transportation. If you are coming to campus from the city center, we suggest taking public transportation because parking on campus can be difficult. Please use the resources below for detailed travel instructions and information.

Taxi Service to Hyde Park: 

The fare from the Loop to Hyde Park is about $25.00 one way. To request a cab, please call (312) CHECKER or (312) TAXICAB.

Directions by Car:

From Lake Shore Drive:

Exit at 57th Drive (the Museum of Science and Industry). Go west and curve around the museum. Take the fourth right onto the Midway Plaisance and go west to the campus.

Directions from O’Hare Airport:

From O’Hare Airport, take I-90 east to Chicago. Once past downtown Chicago, exit to I-55 North and then to Lake Shore Drive South. From Lake Shore Drive, exit at 57th Drive (the Museum of Science and Industry). Go west and curve south around the museum. Take the fourth right onto the Midway Plaisance and go west to the campus.

Directions from Midway Airport:

From Midway Airport, go north on Cicero Avenue to the Stevenson Expressway (I-55). Take I-55 North to Chicago and exit to Lake Shore Drive South. From Lake Shore Drive, exit at 57th Drive (the Museum of Science and Industry). Go west and curve south around the museum. Take the fourth right onto the Midway Plaisance and go west to the campus.

Visitor Parking at the University of Chicago

Limited reserved permit parking is available in the Judd Lot, on Kimbark Ave. between 58th and 59th Streets. If you do not have a permit from Career Advancement, you will be ticketed and/or towed. If you are interested in obtaining a parking permit for this lot, please call 773-702-7040 at least 48 hours prior to your arrival. If you are not able to secure a space in the Judd Lot, other options are available. Street parking is available on the Midway Plaisance; however, we recommend that visitors park in the covered parking structure on 55th Street and Ellis Ave. To get to the parking structure from Ida Noyes Hall, take 59th St. west to Ellis Ave. Turn right onto Ellis, and go north on Ellis for about two blocks. You will see the entrance into the parking structure on your right prior to reaching the traffic light at 55th St. Please allow 20 minutes to walk from the parking structure to Ida Noyes Hall.

Maps

For directions to campus and parking, you can download this file. Additional maps or directions are available.