Transportation

Lewis University aims to provide students with easy access to Chicago and surrounding communities.

Airport Pick-up

Lewis University’s International Student and Global Scholar Services Office provides airport assistance for those who need to be picked up from the airport. You will need to contact the office prior to arrival (815-836-5549) to make arrangements. We work with an outside agency and for a fee you can be picked up from the airport. Using the link below, you can book/ reserve an airport pick-up:

Lewis University Shuttle Bus

Free campus shuttle service is offered between Romeoville and Oak Brook campuses and to connect students with local communities, shopping, and entertainment. Checkout the schedule here. Kindly note the schedule gets updated frequently.

There are also other transportation facilities provided by village of Romeoville where they provide rides within a certain radius for a very low cost. Details here.

Pace Bus 834

In cooperation with the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), bus 834 Joliet-Downers Grove provides 24 hr. service from the Lewis main campus to local communities. The route spans from Joliet’s Union Station to Yorktown Center. For service and complete route information and timetables, visit here.

Ventra Bus Pass

You can explore Chicago and surrounding communities through the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).

Info for College Students

  • Check out our How-To Guides to learn the basics about how to buy fare, pay as you enter stations or on buses and more to get you started.

  • Get familiar with common trips you might like to make. We offer a variety of maps and complete details about our services on this website, as well as easy links to trip planners to help you plan your trip.

  • Learn to use apps. Mapping apps (like Google Maps and Apple Maps that come with your phone, and many you can download from your app store) offer transit directions on CTA using data we freely publish. Our Ventra app lets you see fare value, ride history and even get real-time arrival info about our buses and trains from every stop on every route.

  • Don't forget about buses! It's easy to focus on the 'L' (our train system), buses go lots of places where the trains don't and are also a safe, convenient way to get around town without the hassle of parking or expense of hiring a car. We're a big transit city here and Chicagoans often use our buses just as much as they do trains!
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