Directions & Parking

Lloyd Flanders

Driving to theMART

The Merchandise Mart is bordered by Wells and Orleans Streets on the east and west, and Kinzie Street and the Chicago River on the north and south. From I-90/94, exit east at Ohio Street. Turn south on Wells Street and drive four blocks to The Mart. (The Chicago River is on The Mart's south side). 

If you are driving, you'll find parking lots and spaces within blocks of theMART - many for just $6 to $23 per day.


Click "Directions" on the map for step-by-step directions.


Public Transportation to theMART

If you plan to take public transportation to theMART, the Brown and Purple Lines of the Chicago "L" stop at the Merchandise Mart. Click here to plan your trip with the CTA.

Public Transportation from the airports to theMART.

  • From O'Hare: Take the Blue Line to the Clark/Lake stop and transfer to the Brown Line. Take the escalators up to the Brown Line (only travels in one direction) and get off at the Merchandise Mart, the first stop.
  • From Midway: Take the  Orange Line to the Clack/Lake stop and transfer to the Brown Line. Cross over the tracks and take the Brown Line (only travels in one direction) and get off at the Merchandise Mart, the first stop