Walking from Greyhound to Train Station in Chicago
Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:42 PM
Posted 02 June 2008 - 04:09 PM
Enjoy your trip though, and if its a good time of day, have a nice walk! Just be safe!!!
Posted 02 June 2008 - 04:28 PM
I suspect that after riding the dog, a walk would be welcome. USE YOUR JUDGEMENT!!
Posted 02 June 2008 - 05:46 PM
Posted 03 June 2008 - 10:42 AM
Glad you are loving it! I am English, but have had several trips from Union Station in Chicago. I often arrive at the Clinton blue line station, which is just around the corner from the 630 W Harrison St Greyhound bus station. The road up to Union Station is a broad, busy road, with a wide pavement each side. The area is fine during the day, although in the evenings it might be rather deserted, as it is a business area. I highly recommend that you make the move to the rail station, Union station is an interesting old building, and there are lots of seats, and places to eat within the station. You can view the river too from one of the station exits.
If you are sprightly, and you sound it, I would take that short hike, but any taxi driver will be happy to earn just a few dollars fare from you for even a short ride, so dont worry on that account.
The Google map of chicago has actual 360 degree photo's of harrison and clinton street, so you can have a look at the area yourself. (you click the street view option, then click on any blue outlined street for a photo.. it is great!)
Edited by caravanman, 03 June 2008 - 10:46 AM.
Posted 05 June 2008 - 09:17 PM
Posted 06 June 2008 - 07:13 AM
If you are traveling on a weekday, you can cross Desplaines and take a #156 or #157 bus from the Harrison & Desplaines bus loop (right across the street from the Greyhound station) to Union Station. At any time, you can take a #60 bus eastbound on Harrison. Or, you can walk, it's only three blocks east and three blocks north. Should get there in less than 10 minutes, no problem.
I would certainly not walk if I have luggage and as rrmadisonwi says, the bus is a "no brainer" and it's only 2 bucks to ride.
Posted 06 June 2008 - 05:49 PM
Posted 06 June 2008 - 06:23 PM
Posted 06 June 2008 - 07:59 PM
Thank you All for your replies,,, I will get into Chicago (Greyhound) at 11:30 a.m. and will be leaving on Amtrak at 7:05 p.m. , I have my clothes sent to Virginia by UPS and just travel with a overnight case.. If the weather is nice I will try the walk,, and maybe a little sightseeing while I am at it.. Again, Thank You All.
I'm not quite sure why people who haven't been in Chicago are responding to this post and giving you advice, but so be it. If you are arriving at the Harrison Greyhound Station, you only need to walk 2 blocks East on Harrison and then turn left (North on Canal Street). Within 3 blocks walking North you will be at Union Station. It is an easy walk. You will be in the "Loop" section of Chicago which is the main business district. During the day, Monday thru Friday, it will be busy with office folk walking around. Weekends the foot traffic is considerably less but you should be fine as long as it is during daylight hours. Frankly, I believe it would be safe at night as well, but given the circumstances, (female traveling alone) I would hail a cab.
Posted 09 June 2008 - 12:21 AM
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