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.

TO PURCHASE TICKETS: As of Friday December 12, 2014 all bus tickets must be purchased in-person at the UW-Platteville Cashier's Office. The office is located on the second floor of Brigham Hall (map) and is 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.

2014 - 2015 Dates & Times

Thanksgiving Break

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

Winter Break

  • Outbound: Friday December 19th, 2014 
  • Inbound: Sunday January 18th, 2015

Spring Break

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

Stop Locations & Times

All outbound buses (Platteville TO Rockford AND Chicago) 

  • 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 (Chicago To Rockford AND Platteville)

  • 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))

 

Cost

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

Tickets can be purchased at the UW-Platteville Cashier's Office. The office is located on the second floor of Brigham Hall (map) and is 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.

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.

 

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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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