The best Chicago passes

We compare the top Chicago Attraction Passes to help you find the best pass for your trip to Chicago. With our comparison, you can easily find out which Chicago Pass best suits your travel budget and needs.

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All Chicago Attraction Passes - Quick overview

In this section, we present the most important Chicago Attraction Passes briefly and concisely. You will learn how these products work and which major attractions are included. We start with the most popular Chicago passes.

Below you will find our large Chicago Pass comparison in a table (jump to the table now)

1) Chicago Explorer Pass

One of the most popular Chicago Attraction passes!

The Chicago Explorer Pass is a product of Go City. With the Explorer Pass you can visit 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 sights in Chicago. Choose from almost 30 attractions!

  • 360 Chicago + Skydeck Chicago
  • City tour by hop-on hop-off bus
  • Shoreline architecture river cruise & skyline boat trip
  • incl. Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, Museum of Science & Industry, Navy Pier Centennial Wheel, FlyOver Chicago etc.
  • Several guided city tours

The Chicago Explorer Pass is valid for 60 days from the first use. If you have not yet activated the Explorer Pass, you can cancel it free of charge (max. 90 days after purchase).

Price: from $84.00

Discount code: Save 5% with discount code CITYVERG05 when you book on GoCity.com.

Tip: The Explorer Pass is sometimes cheaper with GetYourGuide: Explorer Pass at GetYourGuide

2) Chicago CityPASS®

A very good product for visitors to Chicago!

The Chicago CityPASS® is a popular product that allows you to visit five Chicago attractions. Choose from 8 attractions!

  • Always included: Shedd Aquarium + Skydeck Chicago
  • + Choose three of the following attractions: Shoreline Architecture River Cruise, Field Museum, 360 Chicago, Museum of Science & Industry, Adler Planetarium, Art Institute of Chicago
  • Validity period: 9 days

You should definitely visit the first two attractions. You can also choose three out of five additional attractions. You have nine days to visit the attractions.

Price: $139.00

3) Chicago All Inclusive Pass

The only all-inclusive pass for Chicago!

The Chicago All Inclusive Pass is also a Go City product. With the All Inclusive Pass you can visit as many sights as you like within 1, 2, 3 or 5 days. Choose from more than 30 attractions!

  • 360 Chicago + Skydeck Chicago
  • City tour by hop-on hop-off bus
  • Architectural river and lake tour + speedboat tour
  • incl. Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, Museum of Science & Industry, Navy Pier Centennial Wheel, FlyOver Chicago etc.
  • Several guided city tours

From the first use, the Chicago All Inclusive Pass is valid for 1, 2, 3 or 5 days. If you have not yet activated this Chicago Pass, you can cancel it free of charge (max. 90 days after purchase).

Price: from $124.00

Discount code: Save 5% with discount code CITYVERG05 when you book on GoCity.com.

Tip: The All Inclusive Pass is sometimes cheaper with GetYourGuide: Chicago Pass at GetYourGuide

4) Chicago C3®

Visit 3 top attractions in Chicago!

The Chicago C3® is a product of the company CityPASS.com. Chicago C3® can be worthwhile if you have little time and only want to visit three sights. Choose from 9 attractions!

  • Choose three attractions
  • incl. Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, Shoreline Architecture River Cruise, Field Museum, 360 Chicago, Museum of Science & Industry, Adler Planetarium, Art Institute of Chicago, Navy Pier Centennial Wheel
  • Validity period: 9 days

Choose three out of eight attractions. You have nine days to visit them. This product is only worthwhile if you have little time and choose the most expensive attractions.

Price: $102.00

5) Chicago Skyline Pass

Admire the Chicago skyline!

The Chicago Skyline Pass is a product of Tiqets.com. It is a combined ticket consisting of four attractions.

  • Ticket for Skydeck Chicago
  • Ticket for 360 Chicago (Skip the line)
  • Architectural river tour
  • FlyOver Chicago
  • 10% discount for other attractions in Chicago

Visit all four sights to make the Chicago Skyline Pass worthwhile. When booking, you can make appointments for all visits.

Price: $116.00

Chicago Pass comparison: Table

In the following table, we compare all the major Chicago Attraction Passes. You will find out which attractions are covered by which products, how much the products cost and how they work.

Explorer Pass

CityPASS

All Inclusive Pass

C3 Passport

Skyline Pass

Our rating

Free attractions

2 - 7 from 29

5 out of 8

30+

3 out of 9

4

Validity

60 days

9 days

1 - 5 days

9 days

No limit

Type of delivery

Digital

Digital

Digital

Digital

Digital

Price for adults

from $84.00
$139.00
from $124.00
$102.00
$116.00

Discount code

5% discount with code CITYVERG05

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5% discount with code CITYVERG05

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Explorer Pass

CityPASS

All Inclusive Pass

C3 Passport

Skyline Pass

Hop-on/Hop-off

River Cruise

360 Chicago

Skydeck Chicago

always included

Shedd Aquarium

always included

The Art Institute

Field Museum

Adler Planetarium

Museum of Science & Industry

Navy Pier Centennial Wheel

FlyOver Chicago

All services

Advantages & disadvantages of Chicago Passes

At this point we would like to point out the advantages and disadvantages of all products. Click on the name of the respective Chicago Attraction Pass to discover the advantages and disadvantages:

Chicago Explorer Pass: Advantages

  • You can visit up to seven attractions.
  • You only pay for the number of attractions you want to visit.
  • The Explorer Pass includes many important sights.
  • There is no time pressure: the Explorer Pass is valid for 60 days.
  • With the discount code CITYVERG05 you save 5% off the purchase price.
  • You save money when you visit attractions that cost at least $35. Go City even offers a savings guarantee.
  • You can cancel your purchase free of charge for up to 90 days.

Chicago Explorer Pass: Disadvantages

  • The Explorer Pass is not worthwhile for attractions that cost less than approx. $35.
  • Two important attractions are missing: Shedd Aquarium and The Art Institute.
  • You can visit a maximum of seven attractions.
Chicago CityPASS

Chicago CityPASS®: Advantages

  • You can visit up to five attractions.
  • The Chicago CityPASS® includes many of Chicago's best attractions.
  • There is no time pressure: the CityPASS® is valid for 9 days.
  • The Chicago CityPASS® is cheaper than the Explorer Pass with five attractions.
  • You save money if you are interested in five of the included sights.
  • You can cancel your purchase free of charge up to 24 hours before departure (applies to purchases made via GetYourGuide).

Chicago CityPASS®: Disadvantages

  • With the Chicago CityPASS® you are not very flexible. You must visit Skydeck Chicago and the Shedd Aquarium to make this product worthwhile.
  • Two important attractions are missing: Hop-on/Hop-off bus and The Art Institute.
  • You can visit a maximum of five attractions.

All Inclusive Pass: Advantages

  • You can visit as many attractions as you like.
  • The All Inclusive Pass includes almost all the important sights.
  • The validity period is flexible: 2 - 5 days.
  • With the discount code CITYVERG05 you save 5% off the purchase price.
  • You save money when you visit many expensive attractions. Go City even offers a savings guarantee.
  • You can cancel your purchase free of charge for up to 90 days.

All Inclusive Pass: Disadvantages

  • The All Inclusive Pass is expensive and can only be worthwhile if you visit many attractions. If you only visit a few attractions, you won't save any money.
  • One important attraction is missing: The Art Institute.
Chicago C3

Chicago C3®: Advantages

  • The Chicago C3® includes all of Chicago's most important sights.
  • There is no time pressure: the C3® is valid for 9 days.
  • The Chicago C3® is cheaper than the Explorer Pass with three attractions.
  • You can cancel your purchase free of charge up to 12 hours before departure (applies to purchases made at Tiqets.com).

Chicago C3®: Disadvantages

  • The Chicago C3® is quite expensive. You can only save money if you choose the most expensive attractions.
  • The hop-on hop-off bus is not included.
  • You can visit a maximum of three attractions.
Chicago Skyline Pass

Skyline Pass: Advantages

  • The Chicago Skyline Pass includes four attractive sights.
  • There is no fixed validity period: you can visit any attraction at any time.
  • You will receive time slot dates for all attractions at the time of purchase.
  • The Skyline Pass is cheaper than the Explorer Pass with four attractions.

Skyline Pass: Disadvantages

  • The selection of sights included is small.
  • You can only visit four attractions.
  • The potential savings are small.
  • Cancellation free of charge is not possible.
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