Chicago / Rockford Bus

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UW-Platteville hires a private charter bus to help students travel between Platteville, Rockford and Chicago during academic breaks. This service was first offered in December of 2012 and depending upon the popularity of the bus, more routes or stops may be added in the future. Please contact us directly if you are interested in any additions or changes to this service, we would like to receive your feedback.

2014 - 2015 Dates & Times

Thanksgiving Break

  • Outbound: Wednesday November 26th, 2014
  • Inbound: Sunday November 30th, 2014

Winter Break

  • Outbound: Friday December 19th, 2014 (Winter Break)
  • Inbound: Sunday January 18th, 2015

Spring Break

  • Outbound: Friday March 13th, 2015
  • Inbound: Sunday March 22nd

All outbound buses 

  • Leave Platteville at 5:30 p.m. (Markee Pioneer Student Center (MPSC) south entrance turn around (Map))
  • Arrive in Rockford at 8 p.m. (Belvidere Oasis, 2510 Pearl St, Belvidere, IL (Map))
  • Arrive at O'Hare Terminal 2 at 9:45 p.m. (Domestic Flight Departures  (Map))
  • Arrive at O'Hare Terminal 5 at 10:00 p.m. (International Flight Departure Area (Map))

All inbound buses

  • Leave O'Hare Terminal 5 at 4:00 p.m. (International Flight Terminal 5 lower level exit 5E (Map))
  • Arrive at O'Hare Shuttle Center at 4:15 p.m. (Central arrival area of O'Hare Airport, stay to the left and look for Shuttle Center Signage (Map))
  • Arrive at Rockford at 6:00 p.m. (Belvidere Oasis, 2510 Pearl St, Belvidere, IL (Map))
  • Arrive in Platteville at 8:30 p.m. (Markee Pioneer Student Center (MPSC) south entrance turn around (Map))



Platteville to Rockford one way $15, roundtrip $30
Platteville to Chicago one way $20, roundtrip $40

Additional Information

Rides are provided in a large coach bus, Warco bus company.  Students may bring up to two large bags with them on the bus.  Bicycles and other luggage may also be brought; the University of Wisconsin-Platteville nor the bus provider is responsible for any damage to luggage.

We will make every effort to operate the on above schedules. Delays, however, may occur from time to time due to traffic congestion and other unforeseen circumstances. Always allow ample transfer time for situations beyond our control.  We suggest that you allow a minimum of a two hour layover between our bus and your flight.  Neither UW-Platteville nor the bus provider is responsible for missed connections.

Refunds will be granted up to 5 business days prior to departure. For more information or to request a refund (minus a $5 service fee) please email or call (608) 342-7244.

Purchase Tickets



Tickets must be purchased online up to 24 hours in advance using a student ID number.  Charges are billed directly to student accounts. If you need to purchase a ticket using payment method other than a student ID number, please contact our office. Seats are available on a first-come first-serve basis.

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Transportation: Contact Us

Contact Us

Transportation questions related to Pioneer Transit, busing, and bicycling can be directed to the UW-Platteville Office of Sustainability:

Office of Sustainability
308 Royce Hall (map)
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53018

Tel: 608.342.7244
E-mail: or

Parking questions should be directed to Campus Police at 608.342.1584,

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