Chicago L Subway Map is only app you need to ride the 'L'. With offline CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) and Chicago Metra maps to save data and live line updates, the CTA map is fast so you can ride the L without delays.

Apart from the main Chicago CTA map there's also a detailed Downtown Chicago map, an RTA Regional System Map (CTA, Metra, and Pace) so you can view the best connections to make as well as a point to journey planner that will tell you the fastest routes and lowest cost of getting from A to B by train, bus, car, taxi, bike and foot. Not just in Chicago, but from anywhere in the world to anywhere else!

You can even see if the lines are running or disrupted without opening the app by adding the widget to your lockscreen and get notifications by hitting the star for your most used lines.

If you're living, working or just visiting Chicago Illinois, then get this free app on your device now, and don't wait for that moment that when you wished you had it now!

** For those of you that travel a little further we've also added access to all our other market leading subway maps such as New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Montreal, London, Paris, Moscow, Madrid, Amsterdam, Brussels, Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo, Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

What’s New

Version 1.1.4

We've updated the trip planner to the official CTA planner.
We've also made it easier to see where you are when you're looking at the main map and which station is closest to you right now.
Stay warm Chicago x

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
519 Ratings

519 Ratings

CasGillott ,

Great app, very helpful

I’m moving to Chicago soon for college, so out of curiosity I downloaded this app. I’m from a relatively smaller city, and one without any good public transportation, so I wanted to know about the trains in Chicago, where they went, and which stops were closest to me. This map is very basic, but used in tandem with Google Maps is very useful! I can see where I need to go on Google Maps, what stop is closest to where I’m coming from and where I’m going on there, and then I can pop back into this app to see how the train works and make sure I don’t get off at the wrong stop. I did use it a lot when I visited Chicago for the first time. I didn’t get lost once. If I could rate 10 stars, I would. Works great, even in the subway tunnels. To maximize the potential, I suggest using it in tandem with Google Maps.

Developer Response ,

Thank you! Simplicity is the key! :-)

BearsFan2015 ,

L is for Elevated!

Appears basic on first glance but beyond the flat offline map there's trip planners and live line updates. Worth getting if you travel the L regularly and can't rely on google maps loading (and stalling!)

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review!

Sean Robertson ,

Decent map, but not much more

This app could really benefit from a trip planner and arrival times (if even possible in Chicago). The ads are a little annoying, but the app works well as a system map. I'd really love to see a Google Maps type option with stations showing exactly where the entrances are on the map when you zoom in the way iTrans NYC did.


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114.7 MB

Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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