International House is just a short walk from the center of the University of Chicago campus, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, the Oriental Institute, the Smart Museum of Art, the Court Theatre, the spectacular lake front and its bike and jogging path, and a wintertime outdoor skating rink.
Downtown Chicago is only 10 minutes away by car via Lake Shore Drive, or 15 minutes away on the Metra Electric train line and CTA buses #28 or #6. Shuttles and limousines, including the Omega, to O’Hare and Midway airports make regular stops at the door.
Getting Here is Easy
Take Lake Shore Drive to the 57th Street exit (Museum of Science and Industry). Drive four blocks west to Stony Island Avenue, then south to 59th Street, then two blocks west. There is ample free street parking available along the Midway, and on Blackstone and Dorchester Avenues. Get Driving Directions Here
By Commuter Train
Take the Metra Train from Randolph or Van Buren Street and Michigan Avenue to 59th Street, then walk one block west. View Metra Schedules Here
By CTA Bus
Take either the #6 Jackson Park Express or #28X Stony Island from downtown State Street to 59th Street, then walk two blocks west. View CTA Schedules Here