Compare Passes in Chicago

If you are finding it difficult to decide which pass is right for you, we’ve devised this handy chart that gives you a side by side comparison. It’s not the last word but it should give you a better idea which card is right for you. Don’t forget to read the notes for more info that does not fit on the chart.

FeatureGo Chicago CardChicago CityPASS
Calendar Days to Use it1, 2, 3, 5 or 79 Days
Cost for an Adult$67-170$76
Cost for a Child
Age 3 to 11 CP or 3-12 Go
$45-130$59Age 3 to 11 CP or 3-12 Go
Full Color Guidebook
Number of Attractions286
Fast Track/VIP Entry
Restaurant and Shopping Discounts
VisitationOnce Per DayOnce per booklet
List of Attractions
Adler Planetarium
Architectural River Cruise by Shoreline
Art Institute of Chicago
Bike Chicago Navy Pier
Brookfield Zoo
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Chicago Children's Museum
Chicago History Museum
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Tour
Grand Tour by Gray Line
Hop On Hop Off Trolley by Gray Line
John Hancock Observatory
Kohl's Children Museum of Greater Chicago
Lake Cruise by Shoreline
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre
Lincoln Park Zoo Offers
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Science & Industry + Omnimax
Navy Pier
North Side Tour by Gray Line
Notebaert Nature Museum
Robie House
Shedd Aquarium
SkyDeck Chicago - Willis Tower
South Side Tour by Gray Line
The Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour
The Field Museum
Windy of Chicago
Go Chicago CardChicago CityPASS



It’s a hard choice to choose between the two passes available in Chicago. They both have great included tours and attractions. They both have skip the line privlidges at the attractions that really matter. They will both save you a lot of money if you use them.

The choice really depends on what you intend to do while you are in Chicago. The Chicago CityPass is a much simpler product. If it aligns with the attractions that you want to see, then it’s obviously the best choice.

If there are other top attractions you want to see like the boat cruise or the Navy Pier, then it makes more sense to choose the Go Chicago Card. Note that “per-day” cost of the card drops pretty dramatically as choose a longer duration. For instance the 7 day card has a per day cost of about $24. You could go to one attraction a day and still save money(we suggest you go to more)!