Bus pickup location changing temporarily
As of Feb. 26, 2021, the Burlington Trailways bus service will use the circle driveway in front of Carlsson-Evald Hall. This is a temporary change due to the congestion caused by snow and construction around the usual pickup spot at Carver PE Center.
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Act II Transportation
In addition to local service, bus transportation to Chicago, Iowa City, Des Moines and Omaha is available.
Of course, fares and schedules are subject to change, and travelers should check the company websites for the latest information.
Bus and shuttle transportation to Chicago is available daily.
Burlington Trailways runs every day from the circle drive in front of Carver Athletic Center. Use the mobile app or purchase your ticket online to receive the student discount fare when you verify your student ID through ID Me; one way tickets with the student discount are around $38. Cash fare pricing is $42.50 (have exact change ready). In Chicago, tickets may be purchased from agents there. Note: The only way to receive the student fare is through the mobile app or an online purchase.
The bus leaves at 5:25 p.m. daily from Augustana, arriving at 8:45 p.m. at the Greyhound station in downtown Chicago at 630 West Harrison. The bus also stops at the Amtrak station in Naperville, 105 East 4th Ave., at 7:55 p.m.
Return trips leave downtown Chicago at 6:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily, arriving back at Augustana at 9:40 a.m. and 6:35 p.m., respectively.
Return trips from Naperville leave at 7:15 a.m. and 4:20 p.m. daily, arriving back at Augustana at 9:40 a.m. and 6:35 p.m., respectively.
For more information, call Burlington Trailways at 319-753-2864 or 800-992-4618.
Megabus service runs a Chicago-Nebraska daily route in both directions, with additional service on weekends and holidays as needed.
Buses will make stops in Lincoln, Omaha, Des Moines, Coralville, Moline and Chicago. The bus will stop here at the Quad Cities International Airport.
Quad Cities International Airport
MetroLINK bus service to the Quad Cities International Airport is free with an Augustana College ID.
Riders from Augustana should use Route 10 (Red) to Route 20 (Blue). It's a 41-minute trip.
Buses run every 30 minutes from 5:30 a.m.-8 p.m Monday-Saturday; and also from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sundays.
For more information, see MetroLINK's Trip Planner.
Taxi service, at the expense of the student, also is available.
Act II Transportation offers a daily shuttle van to the Chicago airports, leaving from the Quality Inn (near the Quad Cities International Airport) at 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Schedule and prices are subject to change; call 309-799-8891 for info and reservations.
Two vehicles are available on campus from UhaulCarShare. See the website for information on reserving a car.