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No car? Transport to Chicago is available

December  03, 2010

Burlington Trailways
(319) 753-2864
(800) 992-4618

Act II Transportation
(309) 799-8891

(Updated April 17, 2014)

There's no rail service yet, but you can get to Chicago without a car. Bus and shuttle trips to Chicago are available.

Of course, fares and schedules are subject to change, and travelers should 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 $64 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 $32.

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, call Burlington Trailways at (319) 753-2864 or (800) 992-4618.

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.