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Transportation services

Burlington Trailways


Act II Transportation


River Bend Transit


In addition to local service, bus transportation to Chicago, Iowa City, Des Moines and Omaha is available.

Of course, fares and schedules are subject to change, and travelers should check the company websites for the latest information.

Bus service

Bus and shuttle transportation to Chicago is available daily.

Burlington Trailways runs every day from the circle drive in front of Carver Athletic Center. A round trip 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.

Megabus service runs a Chicago-Nebraska daily route in both directions, with additional service on weekends and holidays as needed.

Buses will make stops in Lincoln, Omaha, Des Moines, Coralville, Moline and Chicago. The bus will stop here at the Quad City International Airport.

River Bend Transit offers a shuttle, the X-Press, from Northpark Mall in Davenport to Iowa City. It leaves Davenport at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, and 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The return bus leaves Iowa City at 4 p.m. each day.

Beginning June 20, 2017, it will offer two different departures, one at 6:15 a.m. and one at 11:45 a.m. The two routes then leave Iowa City at 12:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

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.

Chicago shuttle

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.


Two vehicles are available on campus from UhaulCarShare. See the website for information on reserving a car.