Regional Travel

Looking to get to and from UW-Platteville from nearby cities such as Dubuque, Madison, Milwaukee, etc.? Here are some of the more common ways you can make the connection. To help make things easier for you, we have included transportation times & prices below. For most recent times and pricing, please visit the company's information directly. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact our office anytime.

To Chicago, IL

  • UW-Platteville Chicago/Rockford Bus- offered at academic breaks. $40 round trip. Buy Tickets.
  • Lamers Bus to Van Galder Bus- Daily service, $49.75 one way, leaves Platteville at 8:55, arrives in Chicago at 3:30 daily, leaves Chicago at 12:35 p.m., arrives at Platteville at 6:55 p.m. daily
    • Platteville to Madison: Lamers Connect Bus Service, leaves UW-Platteville Student Center at 8:55 daily, arrives at UW-Madison (Chazen Museum Stop, 800 University Ave.) at 10:55 a.m.($19.75, when purchasing tickets, be sure to select "Student" under "Ticket Type" for discount). Leaves Madison at 4:25 p.m. daily, arrives in Platteville at 6:55 p.m. Buy Tickets. 
    • Madison to Chicago: Van Galder Bus Service, leaves UW-Madison (Chazen Museum Stop, 800 University Ave.) daily at 11:30 a.m., arrives in Chicago (225 S. Canal St. Amatrak Station) at 3:30 p.m. Leaves Chicago at 12:35 p.m. daily, arrives in Madison at 3:50 p.m.  ($30.00, no student discount).  Buy Tickets. 
  • Burlington Trailways (bus)- leaves Dubuque at 3:35 p.m. arrives in Chicago at 7:55 p.m., leaves Chicago at 6:15 a.m. and arrvies in Dubuque at 10:50 a.m. daily. $47 one way / $94 round trip. Buy Tickets
  • Rideshare - with another UW-Platteville student through our online Zimride account: https://zimride.com/uwplatt, or use the Rideboard in the Markee Pioneer Student Center, by the Information Desk

To Madison, WI

  • Lamers Bus Service- leaves Platteville at 8:55 a.m. and arrives in Madison at 10:55 a.m., leaves Madison at 4:55 p.m. and arrives in Platteville at 6:55 p.m daily. $19.75 one way /  $39.50 round trip (with student discount- be sure to select "student" when purchasing your ticket). Buy Tickets.
  • Rideshare - with another UW-Platteville student through our online Zimride account: https://zimride.com/uwplatt, or use the Rideboard in the Markee Pioneer Student Center, by the Information Desk

To Milwaukee, WI

  • Lamers Bus- Daily service, $30.75 one way / $61.50 round trip (when purchasing tickets, be sure to select "Student" under "Ticket Type" for discount). Leaves UW-Platteville Markee Pioneer Student Center at 8:55 daily, arrives at Milwaukee Intermodal Station (433 W. St. Paul Ave) at 12:50 daily., Leaves Milwaukee Intermodal Station at 2:50 daily, arrives at UW-Platteville Markee Pioneer Student Center at 6:55 daily. Buy Tickets.
  • Rideshare - with another UW-Platteville student through our online Zimride account: https://zimride.com/uwplatt, or use the Rideboard in the Markee Pioneer Student Center, by the Information Desk

To Dubuque, IA

  • Lamers Bus - leaves Platteville at 6:55 p.m., arrives in Dubuque at 7:25 p.m., leaves Dubuque at 8:25 a.m. arrives in Platteville at 8:55 a.m. daily.  $17.00 round trip (with student discount- be sure to select "student" when purchasing your ticket). Buy Tickets.
  • Rideshare - with another UW-Platteville student through our online Zimride account: https://zimride.com/uwplatt, or use the Rideboard in the Markee Pioneer Student Center, by the Information Desk

To Rockford, IL

  • UW-Platteville Chicago/Rockford Bus- offered at academic breaks. $30 round trip. Buy Tickets.
  • Burlington Trailways- leaves Dubuque at 3:35 p.m. arrives in Rockford at 6:00 p.m. & leaves Rockford at 8:15 a.m. arrives in Dubuque at 10:50 a.m. daily. $68 round trip. Buy Tickets.
  • Rideshare - with another UW-Platteville student through our online Zimride account: https://zimride.com/uwplatt, or use the Rideboard in the Markee Pioneer Student Center, by the Information Desk

Elsewhere

Is your destination not listed above? Here are other transportation options. Feel free to contact our office to help you find a route or figure out your connections!

  • Ridesharing- Find another student to ride with using the Rideboard in the Student Center (across from the Perk) or on this facebook group.
  • Greyhound -Take the bus from Platteville to most any major US city.
  • LIFT - Schedule a direct ride throughout southwestern Wisconsin; pay per mile.
  • Lamers Bus - Daily bus service between Dubuque, Platteville, Dodgeville, Mount Horeb, Verona, and Madison- and throughout the Midwest.  
  • Burlington Trailways - National bus/train service from Dubuque.
  • Van Galder - Service to many midwest cities, connect to Van Galder in Madison.
  • Megabus - Very affordable national bus service, connect to megabus in Madison.
  • Badger Bus - Daily bus service between Madison & Milwaukee, WI.
  • Amtrak - National bus/train service.  Nearest stations are Rockford, Beloit, Madison, Davenport.

 

Transportation: Contact Us

Contact Us

Transportation questions can be directed to the UW-Platteville Office of Sustainability:

Tel: 608.342.7244
E-mail: sustainability@uwplatt.edu or transportation@uwplatt.edu

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

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