CTA Holiday Train and Bus 2022 Schedule

Families are welcomed to ride the festive train and bus.

It’s finally time for everyone favorite’s holiday train!

The Chicago Transit Authority recently shared the 2022 schedule for its annual holiday tradition. Families can ride the CTA Holiday Train and Holiday Bus on select dates from Nov. 25 to Dec. 19. Photo sessions with Santa will not be available. 

This holiday event provides affordable fun for Chicago families with a festive train decked out with thousands of lights, bows and garland. At each station, Santa greets boarding riders from his sleigh. Want more holiday fun? Look for the CTA Holiday Bus riding through various city neighborhoods.

Check the CTA website for the full schedule for the holiday train and bus. Normal fare fees apply. Note: children under 7 ride free. Take a peek of the holiday train schedule below! To help avoid crowds, the CTA suggests seeing the train and bus during the afternoons and to not bring strollers when riding. 

CTA Holiday Train Schedule 2022

  • Green Line: Nov. 25-26, 29
  • Brown Line & Orange Line: Nov. 30-Dec. 3
  • Red Line: Dec. 6, 8, 10
  • Purple Line: Dec. 7, 9
  • Pink Line: Dec. 13-14
  • Blue Line: Dec. 15-17
  • Yellow Line: Dec. 20

CTA Holiday Bus Schedule 2022

  • #56 Milwaukee: Nov. 29-30
  • #91 Austin/#92 Foster: Dec. 1
  • #22 Clark: Dec. 2-3
  • #97 Skokie: Dec. 3
  • #74 Fullerton: Dec. 6
  • #66 Chicago: Dec. 7-8
  • #126 Jackson: Dec. 9
  • #12 Roosevelt: Dec. 10
  • #62 Archer: Dec. 13
  • #49 Western/#X49 Western Express: Dec. 14-15
  • #3 King Drive: Dec. 16-17
  • #79 79th: Dec. 20
  • #28 Stony Island: Dec. 21
  • #29 State: Dec. 22
  • #J14 Jeffery Jump: Dec. 23

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