The Chicago campus located downtown in the heart of River North (gallery district) and a 10 minute walk from the to the lake. Cycle and walking tracks connect the campus to both hubs. Crossroads for the campus are Chicago Ave. and N. Orleans.
Ride the El (Subway), take a bus, hail a taxi or hop on a DIVY bike! For more information, see below.
CTA Card/CTA Plus Cards must be purchased to use Chicago Public Transportation. (CTA buses take exact change in addition to CTA cards).
For more information: 1-888-968-7282 or Chicago Transit Authority website
Places to obtain a CTA card:
SMART PHONE USERS: Download the CTA App. It is one amazing resource to help you get around the city!
CTA EL (Subway)
Nearest Stop to SAE:
Brown Line/Purple Line at Chicago & Franklin (head out the stairs, walk west onto Chicago Ave. then head north onto N. Orleans).
CTA Bus System
Nearest Stops to SAE:
Reduced fares are available for students.
Chicago is rated one of the top 10 bicycling cities in the U.S.. With many of bike-friendly street routes in addition to the Chicago Lakefront Bike Path, running 18.5 linear miles along Lake Michigan, you will be sure to have one effective and beautiful ride.
Another option for cycling is the Divvy system, the bike sharing program in Chicago. Bikes can be rented for $7 per 24 hour pass, or $75 for a yearly membership which includes unlimited 30-minute rides. With hundreds of stations across Chicago, the Divvy system makes getting where you’re going easy and convenient without having to use public transportation or buying your own bike.
Chicago has some of the most amazing weather! The most comfortable months to walk in the city are April thru October.
Domestic and International Travel
- Chicago Midway Airport
Connects to Subway via Orange Line
- Chicago O'Hare Airport
Connects to Subway via Blue Line
*PLEASE READ ALL PARKING METER/PARKING PERMIT SIGNS, AS SAE INSTITUTE CHICAGO CANNOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY TRAFFIC AND/OR PARKING VIOLATION.