Transportation

Getting to Chinatown is easy

Chicago Chinatown is conveniently located on south side of the downtown area. There are many ways to get to this vibrant Chinatown neighborhood. We have carefully listed the best routes for you below

Parking in Chinatown

During the week you should have no problem finding street parking, but it can be more difficult on weekends. Fortunately there are two parking lots in Chinatown. Chinatown Parking is located kitty-corner from the Chinatown gate, across the street from Three Happiness Restaurant (2130 S. Wentworth Ave.). With validation from participating restaurants on your parking ticket, it?s $2.00 for 3 hours. There’s also a parking lot operated by Hunter Parking on Wentworth Ave. and 24th St, next to the Pacific Global Bank. While no validation is available for this lot, it is relatively inexpensive.
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Water Taxi

Soak up all the sun and see the river scenery, water taxi is the most fun way to get to Chinatown during the summer. More Water Taxi Details

Public Transportation

Take the El, it’s an excellent alternative to driving. The Red Line stops right here. Get off at Cermak-Chinatown, which is the stop between Roosevelt and 31st/Comiskey Park. The Red Line runs between Howard and 95th St. 24 hours a day. Facing west, you’ll be able to get a good view of Chinatown from the platform. On alighting from the El, exit the platform, go down the stairs and make a right. There are two bus routes that run through Chinatown
  • 62 Archer
  • 24 Wentworth
  • R22 Free shuttle bus* only during redline construction
These two routes are easily accessible from downtown as well as other south side locations.
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