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Navy Pier Visitor Information
Located on Lake Michigan, just East of Chicago's downtown, Navy Pier® ( is the top-visited tourist and leisure destination in the Midwest, welcoming approximately 8.5 million visitors annually. It is now one of the country's unique recreation and exposition facilities, showcasing more than 50 acres of parks, gardens, restaurants, shops, attractions, sightseeing and dining cruise boats, exhibition facilities and more.

Navy Pier is directly accessible by car, CTA Bus, taxi, bike or on foot. More than 1,700 competitively priced self-parking spots are available on the Pier, and free trolley buses serve off-site parking lots as well as the Grand Avenue stop on the CTA Red Line Train. For those arriving by taxi, convenient drop-off points are provided at the front, middle and east end of the Pier. 

Navy Pier Discounted Parking Rates
Save 24% to 60% on parking every day!
January 1, 2015 - March 31, 2015

$15 Monday - Thursday
$20 Friday - Sunday

No coupon or validation necessary. May not be combined with any other promotion, validation rate or valet. Valid at Navy Pier East or West garages only. Discount based on time stamped on parking ticket when vehicle entered the Navy Pier Parking Garage.


Official off-site parking garage rate, two locations found on Navy Pier website, is Mondays – Sundays $15:00. 
More information can be found here.

Grand Plaza Park (540 N. State)
Ogden Plaza Self Park (300 E. North Water)

Navy Pier has partnered with two off-site parking garages that will offer discounted parking for $15 when validated at Navy Pier. Grand Plaza Park (540 N. State) and Ogden Plaza Self Park (300 E. North Water Street) are within walking distance to Navy Pier and are serviced by the Navy Pier Trolley seasonally.

  • Grand Plaza Park (540 N. State) – enter from Grand or Ohio Streets

    Getting to Navy Pier from Grand Plaza Park: Board the Navy Pier Trolley (seasonally) from the west side of State Street between Grand and Illinois or on Illinois just east of State.

    Validating your Parking at Grand Plaza Park: 
    Do not pay in advance for parking. Present your parking ticket at the Navy Pier Guest Services desk for validation to receive the $15 discounted parking rate.

  • Ogden Plaza Self Park (300 E. North Water Street) – from Illinois Street turn right on New Street or McClurg and turn right on E. North Water

    Getting to Navy Pier from Ogden Plaza Self Park:
    Board the Navy Pier Trolley (seasonally) on Illinois Street at McClurg or walk four blocks east on Illinois to Navy Pier.

    Validating your Parking at Ogden Plaza Self Park:     Do not pay in advance for parking. Present your parking ticket at the Navy Pier Guest Services desk for validation to receive the $15 discounted parking rate.

Subject to availability. Rates subject to change. $15 discounted offer is valid only at Grand Plaza Park and Ogden Plaza Self Park garages ONLY. Must obtain validation in order to receive discounted rate. Navy Pier Guest Services validates for cars parked at Grand Plaza Park and Ogden Plaza Self Park. Validation rate provides 12 hours of parking in the Grand Plaza Park and Ogden Plaza Self Park. Discount cannot be applied to Navy Pier East or West Garages (600 E. Grand Ave.).


Public Transportation Options

By City Bus
The CTA provides seven bus lines with more than 200 buses serving Navy Pier daily. These are #29 State St, #65 Grand Ave, #66 Chicago Ave. and the #124 Navy Pier Express (serving METRA lines, Millenium Park/Randolph St., Ogilvie and Union Stations). During weekday rush hours, the #2 Hyde Park Express (stops running at 9:10pm), #120 Northwestern/Wacker Express (serving the Ogilvie Transportation Center), and the #121 Union/Wacker Express (serving Union Station) run every fifteen minutes from 9 am to 12am throughout the summer and 9am to 10pm the rest of the year. All buses are equipped with bike racks and are ADA accessible. For more information, call the CTA at (312) 836-7000 or visit

Metra commuter rail is a convenient travel alternative. On weekends and select holidays, up to 3 children under 12 travel free when accompanied by a fare-paying adult. The CTA's #124 bus provides convenient and direct service from Ogilvie Transportation Center and Union Station to Navy Pier. For Metra fare and schedule information visit, or call 312.836.7000.

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