Union Station Chicago

Union Station Chicago is the central train station in the Windy City and is a major hub for national train routes. The station also serves as a major hub for the Metra commuter train lines that serve the Chicago suburbs. Union Station is much more than just a train station, however. Opened in 1925, the structure is revered for its architectural beauty and significance. Beaux-Arts facades and massive Corinthian columns adorn the Union Station Chicago exterior. 

Step inside Chicago's Union Station, and you will be greeted by marble floors, brass lamps, and other attractive features. The interior space that is known as the Great Hall is especially impressive and can be rented out for elegant special events, such as weddings and wedding receptions. As is true of so many other busy train stations around the world, Union Station also features an assortment of restaurants, convenience stores, and specialty shops for travelers to take advantage of when passing through.  

Union Station Map

Union Station Map
Union Station Map

The Union Station Chicago address is 210 Canal Street. This puts the station in the western downtown area between Adams and Jackson streets. While Union Station is convenient to the downtown core of Chicago, which is commonly referred to as the Loop, travelers might prefer taking a taxi or a bus to their intended destinations if they have a lot of luggage. The nearest subway station is four blocks away at Adams and Wells streets. For those who are driving to Union Station, there is a self-park parking garage that can be found on Canal Street between Van Buren and Jackson streets. Also available for traveler use at Chicago’s Union Station are electronic storage lockers. You can find these lockers in the baggage claim area and the south boarding lounge. Fees apply for both the parking garage and the storage lockers.

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