Getting Around Chicago
With years of experience in hosting large gatherings and a state-of-the-art convention center, Chicago is ready to welcome Neuroscience 2015! SfN has made navigating Chicago a breeze. Whether you choose to take the dedicated SfN shuttle bus directly from your hotel, hop on Metra or the world‑famous elevated “L” train system, or grab a taxi, McCormick Place is a quick trip from your hotel.
Complimentary SfN Shuttle Service
With shuttle bus service operating every 10 minutes during peak time and 20 minutes during off-peak time, you can conveniently travel between your official SfN meeting hotel and the convention center. With the exception of the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, adjacent to the convention center, shuttle service will be available to all SfN contracted hotels. Additionally, because of Chicago’s commitment to successful large meetings, most shuttle routes operate on a dedicated travel-free “busway” from downtown to the convention center.
Chicago offers two options for public transportation: Metra (the commuter train system) and CTA (the “L” light rail system). Metra has stops within walking distance of 50 percent of SfN-contracted hotels and a stop inside McCormick Place. SfN has contracted with Metra to provide additional train service for Neuroscience 2015. Free Metra passes will be available to all attendees. Metra passes were included in the badge mailings and will be available at the Metra Desk and SfN information booths in McCormick Place. If you opt to take the L train, also convenient to many SfN hotels, the Roosevelt Road Station is near the convention center and is accessible from the Red, Green, and Orange Lines. SfN will run a complimentary looping shuttle from this station to McCormick Place.
With more than 6,500 vehicles, Chicago has the second-largest taxi fleet in the country. Discounted shared rides are available between the convention center and downtown. A taxi dispatch center is located in McCormick Place to ensure cabs are readily available to meet demand.