No car? Transport to Chicago is available
December 03, 2010
Act II Transportation
(Updated Oct. 8, 2013)
There's no rail service yet, but you can get to Chicago without a car. Bus and shuttle trips to Chicago are available.
(Note: Fares and schedules are subject to change. Check the company websites for the latest information.)
Burlington Trailways runs every day from the circle drive in front of Carver Athletic Center. A roundtrip fare is $96 with the presentation of a student ID; pay online or in cash (have exact change ready). You can choose to buy a one-way fare only for $48.
The bus leaves at 4:20 p.m. daily from Augustana, arriving at 7:45 p.m. at the Greyhound station in downtown Chicago at 630 West Harrison. The bus also stops at the Amtrak station in Naperville, 105 East 4th Ave., at 6:45 p.m.
Return trips leave downtown Chicago at 3 p.m. daily and arrive back at Augustana at 6:20 p.m. For more information, contact Trevor Olson, or call Burlington Trailways at (319) 753-2864 or (800) 992-4618.
Sophomore Floyd Mays uses the Burlington Trailways. "It's convenient if you don't have a car and friends that don't live by you. It's cheap and helpful for a normal weekend, not on a break, but just for a weekend," he said.
Act II Transportation offers a daily shuttle van to the Chicago airports, leaving from the Quality Inn (near the Quad Cities International Airport) at 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Schedule and prices are subject to change; call (309) 799-8891 for info and reservations.
Express Air Coach, which used to make trips daily from the Quad Cities to O'Hare International Airport, has discontinued the service.