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Bus service

Burlington Trailways

Burlington Trailways offers roundtrip bus service daily from Augustana to Iowa City, Naperville, Ill., and downtown Chicago.

The cost to Naperville and Chicago is $50.50 one-way or $98.50 round trip. The Iowa city fare is $23.50 and $44.50 roundtrip. Fares may be paid in cash on the bus.

Fares and schedules are subject to change. Passengers should check the Trailways website for the most recent information.

The bus picks up passengers in the circle drive in front of Carver Athletic Center on campus.

Departures from Augustana

There are two daily departures to Naperville and/or Chicago. One leaves from Augustana at 4:20 p.m., arriving at Amtrak Train Station in Naperville, 105 East 4th Ave., at 6:45 p.m., then arriving at the Greyhound station in downtown Chicago, 630 West Harrison, at 7:45 p.m.

The second bus departs at 6:45 p.m. and arrives in downtown Chicago at 10:10 p.m.

The bus to Iowa City leaves Augustana at 6:45 p.m. and arrives at 8:10 p.m. (SCHEDULE #1201)

Arrivals at Augustana

Buses depart from Chicago at 6:30 a.m., arriving at Naperville at 7:50 a.m. and 10:10 a.m.; also departing Chicago at 11 a.m., arriving at Augustana at 4:10 p.m.; and departing Chicago at 3:15 p.m., stopping in Naperville at 4:30 p.m. and arriving at Augustana at 6:45 p.m.

The bus from Iowa City leaves at 2:55 p.m. and arrives at Augustana at 4:20 p.m.

Buses may be delayed, depending on traffic. It may be advisable to call the dispatcher to confirm the departure time: 1-800-992-4618, #118.

See Burlington Trailways for additional information or call (319) 753-2864 or (800) 992-4618.


Megabus offers roundtrip bus service from the Davenport, Iowa Ground Transportation Center (300 W. River Drive) to Chicago, Iowa City, Des Moines and Omaha.

Fares start at $1, plus a booking fee. Reservations may be made online.

See the Megabus website for the most up-to-date schedule.

MetroLINK to the Quad-City International Airport

MetroLINK bus service to the Quad-City International Airport is free with an Augustana College ID.

Riders from Augustana should use Route 10 (Red) to Route 20 (Blue). It's a 41-minute trip.

Buses run every 30 minutes from 5:30 a.m.-8 p.m Monday-Saturday; and also from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sundays.

For more information, see MetroLINK's Trip Planner.

Taxi service, at the expense of the student, also is available.