The official app of the Chicago public transport network
If you're a Chicago native, or just planning on visiting the Windy City, the Ventra app is the perfect way to plan your journeys with ease.
The official app of the Chicago public transport network, Ventra lets you manage your existing transit account through your phone, with full access to fare checkers, ticket purchases and more. You can use this app to pay for your fares on CTA, Pace and Metra trains and buses in mere moments, always ensuring you've bagged the best possible price, every time.
If you're dealing with more than one pass on your daily travels, keeping an eye on how much your individual accounts are credited with can be tricky. With Ventra, all your passes are in one place, giving you instant access to all your accounts and a summary of all your available credit.
Are you always forgetting to top up your accounts and passes? With this app, you'll receive friendly notifications to remind when its time to update your accounts with more funds, with the option to instantly load value to your passes.
Indispensable if you're a regular user of the public transport system in Chicago, this app makes getting from A to B and onwards to C a complete breeze. Enjoy live departure and arrival updates for services across the city, and enter your most commonly taken journeys and routes for even quicker access to travel information.
With this app, there's no excuse for running late, or getting caught up in the ticket line, meaning you've more time to enjoy your morning, or a stress-free homeward bound journey at the end of a long day.
Tourists to Chicago can save time and money with this app. Save hours scouring over maps and journey boards, and centralize all your journey plans and information in one place, whatever service you're looking to travel on. Looking to stick to a tight budget while you're away? Make sure you never spend a cent more than you plan to with easy monitoring of your collected fares, or add cash to dwindling accounts so you can keep on exploring.