Chicago / Rockford Bus

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UW-Platteville hires a private charter bus to take students 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.

2015-2016 Dates

Thanksgiving Break

  • Outbound: Leaves UW-Platteville Markee Pioneer Student Center on Wednesday Nov. 25th at 5:30 p.m., arrives in Rockford at 8 p.m., arrives at O'Hare Terminal 2 at 9:45 p.m., O'Hare Terminal 5 at 10 p.m.
  • Inbound: Leaves O'hare Terminal 5 on Sunday Nov. 29th at 4 p.m., leaves O'hare Shuttle Center at 4:15 p.m., leaves Rockford Belvidere Oasis at 6 p.m., arrives at UW-Platteville Markee Pioneer Student Center at 8:30 p.m.

Winter Break

  • Outbound: Leaves UW-Platteville Markee Pioneer Student Center on Friday Dec. 18th  at 5:30 p.m., arrives in Rockford at 8 p.m., arrives at O'Hare Terminal 2 at 9:45 p.m., O'Hare Terminal 5 at 10 p.m.
  • Inbound: Leaves O'hare Terminal 5 on Monday Jan. 18th at 4 p.m., leaves O'hare Shuttle Center at 4:15 p.m., leaves Rockford Belvidere Oasis at 6 p.m., arrives at UW-Platteville Markee Pioneer Student Center at 8:30 p.m.

Spring Break

  • Outbound: Leaves UW-Platteville Markee Pioneer Student Center on Friday March 18th at 5:30 p.m., arrives in Rockford at 8 p.m., arrives at O'Hare Terminal 2 at 9:45 p.m., O'Hare Terminal 5 at 10 p.m.
  • Inbound: Leaves O'hare Terminal 5 on Monday March 28th at 4 p.m., leaves O'hare Shuttle Center at 4:15 p.m., leaves Rockford Belvidere Oasis at 6 p.m., arrives at UW-Platteville Markee Pioneer Student Center at 8:30 p.m.

End of Acadmic Year

  • Outbound: Leaves UW-Platteville Markee Pioneer Student Center on Friday May 13th at 5:30 p.m., arrives in Rockford at 8 p.m., arrives at O'Hare Terminal 2 at 9:45 p.m., O'Hare Terminal 5 at 10 p.m.

Price

  One Way Roundtrip
To Rockford (Belvidere Oasis) $15 $30
To Chicago (O'hare) $20 $40

Tickets must be purchased at the UW-Platteville Cashier's Office located on the second floor of Brigham Hall (map) and open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. They accept cash, check and credit card. Tickets must be purchased a minimum of 24 hours before the academic break begins. Tickets are non-refundable.

Stop Locations

  • UW-Platteville Markee Pioneer Student Center (MPSC) south entrance turn around (Map)
  • Rockford Belvidere Oasis, 2510 Pearl St, Belvidere, IL (Map)
  • Chicago O'Hare Terminal 2 Domestic Flight Departures  (Map)
  • Chicago O'Hare Terminal 5 International Flight Departure Area
    • Outbound trips International Flight Departure Area (Map)
    • Inbound trips International Flight Terminal 5 lower level exit 5E (Map)
  • Chicago 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)

More Information

Rides are provided in a large coach bus by the Warco Bus Company. Students may bring up to two large bags with them on the bus. Bicycles and other luggage may also be brought as long as there is room on the bus for them; 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.

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

Parking questions should be directed to Campus Police at 608.342.1584, police@uwplatt.edu

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