Visit the JFI
The James Franck Institute is located on the west side of the University of Chicago campus in the Gordon Center for Integrative Science at 929 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637.
The JFI is easy to reach via Lake Shore Drive or the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94). Detailed driving directions are online. There are no public parking lots on campus, but there are paid parking structures close by at 55th & Ellis and 57th & Cottage Grove. Street parking is available but challenging to find during normal business hours. Taxis and ridesharing services are plentiful.
By Public Transportation:
From the downtown loop, take the Red Line to the Garfield station. Take the #55 Garfield bus eastbound toward the Museum of Science and Industry to 55th and Ellis. You will be on the north edge of campus. Walk 6 minutes south on Ellis, then turn right onto 57th Street.
Take the Metra Electric District commuter train at Millennium Station (Randolph Street), the Van Buren Street station, or the Museum Campus/11th Street station. Get off at the 55th-56th-57th Street station. Walk one block south to 57th street, then walk 17 minutes west.
From O'Hare Airport:2>
Travel time from O’Hare to campus via taxi varies greatly depending on the time of day. Outside of rush hour, travel time is roughly 40 minutes. Fare from O’Hare is $40 to $70.
Take the Blue Line train to the Jackson station. Then transfer to the #6 Jackson Park Express bus southbound to 57th and Stony Island. Walk 16 minutes west to 57th Street. During rush hour, you may also take the #2 Hyde Park Express bus southbound to 60th and Ellis. Walk north on Ellis for 8 minutes, then turn left onto 57th Street.
From Midway Airport:
Travel time is roughly 20 minutes. Fare is $20 to $35. Be sure to instruct the driver to take 55th Street, not Route 55.
Proceed to the CTA Orange Line station and take the #55 Garfield bus eastbound toward the Museum of Science and Industry to 55th and Ellis. You will be on the north edge of campus. Walk 6 minutes south on Ellis, then turn right onto 57th Street.