Getting Around Chicago

We hope you enjoy your time in Chicago and at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO!  While you’re here, make sure to take advantage of FREE concierge services offered to show attendees. (See below for details.)

Free Shuttle Bus Service  

Shuttle buses run between official PACK EXPO International/Pharma EXPO hotels and McCormick Place every day of the show. Buses depart every 15 to 20 minutes for most hotel routes; less frequently for others.

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Public Transit

As a quick alternative to shuttle buses and taxis, you can ride the Metra (electric commuter train) for free with the Metra ticket you received in your registration packet. (Tickets are also available onsite at the Metra desk.) The Metra runs to McCormick Place from downtown Chicago stations (Millennium, VanBuren/Jackson Street and Roosevelt Road) located within walking distance of many hotels. 

To plan other trips around town, visit

Eating Out, Nightlife and Entertainment

Chicago is a great city for culture and cuisine. To explore options for spending your free time, visit, or stop by the Chicago Concierge desk at McCormick Place to take advantage of FREE concierge service from Chicago’s official destination and marketing organization.

Chicago Concierge Desk
McCormick Place
Grand Concourse, Level 2.5

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