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Directions

The Mart is conveniently located just north of the river and is easy to get to whether you are driving, using a ride sharing service or trying to find parking.

Directions by car

Driving Instructions

From Northwest:

Take I-90/94 East (Kennedy) to downtown Chicago. Exit at Ohio Street. Continue east on Ohio until you reach Wells Street. Take a right on Wells. Continue for about four blocks. Go past Kinzie Street. Before you cross the bridge, take a right onto Mart Plaza Drive, which leads to the entrance of the buildings.

From Lake Shore Drive:

Take Lake Shore Drive to downtown Chicago. Exit at Upper Wacker Drive. Continue west on Wacker until you reach Orleans Street. Turn right and cross the bridge. 350 West Mart Center’s main entrance is accessed by turning left at the stoplight immediately north of the bridge. For access to the North Lobby of The Merchandise Mart, turn right on the North Drive of The Mart.

From West:

Take I-290 East (Eisenhower) to Chicago. Exit at Upper Wacker Drive. Continue west on Wacker until you reach Orleans Street. Turn right and cross the bridge. 350 West Mart Center’s main entrance is accessed by turning left at the stoplight immediately north of the bridge. For access to the North Lobby of The Merchandise Mart, turn right on the North Drive of The Mart.

From Southwest:

Take I-55 North (Stevenson) to 90/94 West (Dan Ryan). Continue on 90/94 West and exit at Washington Street. Go about four blocks east to Franklin Street. Take a left on Franklin. Head north on Franklin for three blocks and cross the bridge. 350 West Mart Center’s main entrance is accessed by turning left at the stoplight immediately north of the bridge. For access to the North Lobby of The Merchandise Mart, turn right on the North Drive of The Mart.

From South:

Take 90/94 West (Dan Ryan) to downtown Chicago. Exit at Washington Street. Go about four blocks east to Franklin Street. Take a left on Franklin. Head north on Franklin for three blocks and cross the bridge. 350 West Mart Center’s main entrance is accessed by turning left at the stoplight immediately north of the bridge. For access to the North Lobby of the Merchandise Mart, turn right on the North Drive of The Mart.

Public Transportation

The Merchandise Mart 'L' stop, on the CTA’s brown & purple lines conveniently drops visitors on the 2nd floor of the building. Additionally, there is easy access to multiple CTA bus routes within 4 blocks of The Merchandise Mart. For more information, or to plan your trip click here.

Ride Services

Airport Shuttle

Need a ride to or from the airport? GO Airport Express offers:

  • No surprises: We NEVER surge our prices.
  • Drivers you can trust: Experienced, safety trained and certified! And they don’t need GPS to get to the airport!
  • Reliability: Book ahead of time so you know your ride will be waiting for you!
  • Less luggage lugging: Exclusive inner lane loading and boarding at the airports
  • Customer Service Counters across from baggage claim at every terminal

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Parking

SpotHero

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.

To reserve your parking spot for NeoCon 2020, visit the Merchandise Mart Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app and use promo code NEOCON20 to get 10% off your first spot!