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Bus and Ticket Office (Phone: 217-581-5122)

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

The Ticket Office is located across from the Food Court in the West Building. 

The Cashier's Office has now added a location at the ticket office in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

At this location, students will be able to:

  • Pay their housing application fee.
  • Pay their housing down payment.
  • New student enrollment deposits.
  • Regular student account payments.
  • Make simple inquiries on their student accounts.


The MLK Jr. Union offers a bus service traveling to the Chicago suburbs.

The bus ticket hours are the same as the ticket office hours. Buses do not run every weekend. The scheduled dates are below. Round-trip tickets are $59.90, and can be purchased on the phone or over the counter. 

Bus schedule times: The bus leaves the EIU Union stop at 3:00 P.M. and leaves 9th Street stop at 3:15 P.M. on designated days. The bus returns back to EIU at 8:30 P.M. on designated dates. Round trip tickets only. 

DestinationArrives AtDeparts From
Matteson 6:05 p.m. 5:50 p.m.
Chicago Ridge 6:40 p.m. 5:20 p.m.
Oakbrook 7:00 p.m. 4:40 p.m.
Woodfield 7:30 p.m. 4:10 p.m.
Northbrook 8:15 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
Old Orchard 8:40 p.m. 3:10 p.m.


 Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 Dates

Holiday Weekends Leave Return
Labor Day Sept. 4 Sept. 7  
Fall Break Oct. 15 Oct. 18  
Nov. 20 Nov. 29  
Christmas Break Dec. 18 Jan. 10  
Lincoln's Birthday Feb. 11 Feb. 14  
Spring Break Mar. 11 Mar. 20  
Easter Mar. 25 Mar. 27

Tickets are non-refundable. For more information call 217-581-5122.

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