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

All outbound buses leave Platteville at 5:30 p.m. and arrive in Rockford at 8 p.m., O'Hare Terminal 2 at 9:45 p.m. and O'Hare Terminal 5 at 10:00 p.m.

All inbound buses leave O'Hare Terminal 5 at 4:00 p.m., O'Hare Shuttle Center at 4:15 p.m., Rockford at 6:00 p.m. and arrive in Platteville at 8:30 p.m.

Outbound: Platteville to Rockford / Chicago
Wednesday November 26th, 2014 (Thanksgiving Break)
Friday December 19th, 2014 (Winter Break)
TBD Spring Break

Inbound: Rockford / Chicago to Platteville
Sunday November 30th, 2014 (Thanksgiving Break)
TBD Winter Break
TBD Spring Break

Cost

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

Stop Locations

UW-Platteville- the driveway turn around at the main entrance to Markee Pioneer Student Center (MPSC) (Map)
Rockford - Belvidere Oasis, 2510 Pearl St, Belvidere, IL (Map)
O'Hare Airport Terminal 2 - Domestic Flight Departures (Map)
O'Hare Airport Terminal 5 - International Flight Departures  (Map)

  • The bus will drop students off at the Terminal 5 departure area.
  • The bus will pick students up at Terminal 5 lower level exit 5E.

O'Hare Airport Bus/Shuttle Center - Central arrival area of O'Hare Airport, stay to the left and look for Shuttle Center Signage.  The UW-Platteville bus will be labeled with the UW-Platteville logo (Map)

Additional Information

Rides are provided in a large coach bus.  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 transportation@uwplatt.edu 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

All transportation questions 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: sustainability@uwplatt.edu or transportation@uwplatt.edu

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