Expert Transportation & Parking Tips for Bulls Fans

Bulls Tickets Guide – Expert Transportation And Parking Tips

After you save a ton of money on Chicago Bulls tickets at, you’ll want to make sure all that extra cash doesn’t fly away in the Windy City. The Chicago Bulls have been the hardest working team in the NBA over the last few seasons, having do to so without their star player Derrick Rose. Luckily for you, we’ll take all the hard work of getting to the United Center by giving you the best ways to get there and where to park when you arrive.


Bulls fans are some of the most devoted and they come into Chicago from a number of the surrounding areas like Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin. If you’re driving to the United Center, here are the directions:


From the North of Chicago- you’re going to want to take I-90 East to the Madison Street exit and then make a right onto Madison Street. The arena will be on your left. Coming from the South of Chicago- you’ll take I-55 North to the Damen exit and make a left, going northbound for around seven minutes. The arena will be on your right. From the East of Chicago- take the Madison Street (West) exit from the Loop. The arena will be in plain sight. Finally, if you’re coming from the West of Chicago- take I-290 East to exit 28A (Damen Avenue). Take Damen Avenue north to Madison Street where you’ll make a right. The arena will also be on your right-hand side.

There are over 5,000 official parking spaces available in the lots around the United Center, but you’ll have some other options as well. Free spaces are available in the local neighborhood with fully lit streets about 2-3 blocks from the arena. The free space areas are West Jackson Boulevard, West Ogden Avenue, North Damen Avenue and West Maypole Avenue. You’re welcome again for more savings.

If you feel like putting more money in the pockets of the United Center, I can’t see them having a problem with that. All arena-sanctioned lots are on Damen Ave., Madison Street, Adams Street, Warren Boulevard, Wood Street, Monroe Street and Washington Street.

Public Transportation


The arena is just a few blocks north of the Illinois Medical District stop on the CTA Blue Line. Your quickest route from there is by exiting the station to Damen Avenue walking north on Damen to Madison Street.

If you take the Green and Pink Lines, get off at Ashland/Lake. The arena is two blocks south and three blocks west of that stop.


You can also use CTA buses- #9 Ashland, #19 United Center Express, #20 Madison, #50 Damen or #126 Jackson to get to, or within a few blocks of, the stadium. Service for specific routes to the United Center begin 90 minutes prior to game time, and run every 10 minutes until a half-hour before the scheduled game time.

Getting on at stops starting southbound on Michigan and Randolph- connections are made with Metra trains at Millennium Station, Ogilvie Center and Union Station. The #20 Madison Bus travels west on Madison Street, starting downtown at Wabash Street and runs every few minutes, making all stops to the United Center.

Feature Image Credit: Rene Schwietzke

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