CHICAGO -- There's a new way for tourists and residents to get
around Chicago. It's called the River Bus, a custom-built,
74-passenger river vessel that connects the Amtrak and Metra train
stations at North Michigan Avenue and River East (formerly North
The service operates from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays to Fridays
and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays.
The service costs $2 per person during the day and $1.50 for the
"rush hour express," which serves only Michigan Avenue and the
train station. A 10-ride ticket costs $11, and monthly passes are
According to its operators, Wendella Sightseeing Tours, the
River Bus will ease traffic congestion and help reduce auto
emissions. At the same time, passengers will be able to view
Chicago's waterfront from a unique vantage point.
Wendella Sightseeing Tours
Phone: (312) 337-1446