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Bus and Ticket Office

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

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


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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 $73.00, 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 2018 - Spring 2019 Dates

Holiday WeekendsLeaveReturn
Labor Day Aug. 31 Sept.3
Fall Break Oct. 11 Oct. 14
Nov. 16 Nov. 25
Christmas Break Dec. 14 Jan. 6
Lincoln's Birthday Feb. 14 Feb. 17
Spring Break Mar. 8 Mar. 17

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

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Bus Schedule Times: Leaves EIU at 3:15 p.m. and arrives back to EIU at 8:30 p.m. on designated dates.

Old Orchard Mall:
9933 Lawler Ave.
Skokie, IL
  • Bus stops at Citibank parking lot
  • Departs EIU at 3:15 p.m.; Arrives at Old Orchard at 8:40 p.m.
  • Departs Old Orchard at 3:10 p.m.; Arrives at EIU at 8:30 p.m.
Northbrook Court:
2171 Northbrook Court Drive
Northbrook, IL
  • Bus stops at Nortran bus stop on south side of mall near Nieman-Marcus
  • Departs EIU at 3:15 p.m.; Arrives at Northbrook at 8:15 p.m.
  • Departs Northbrook at 3:30 p.m.; Arrives at EIU at 8:30 p.m.
Woodfield Mall:
1775 E. Golf Road (Closest to Golf Road)
Schaumberg, IL
  • Bus stops in Lot B (closest to Golf Road) west of the Firestone tire store
  • Departs EIU at 3:15 p.m.; Arrives at Woodfield Mall at 7:30 p.m.
  • Departs Woodfield Mall at 4:10 p.m.; Arrives at EIU at 8:30 p.m.
Oakbrook Mall:
100 Oakbrook Center (Nearest to 22nd Street)
Oakbrook, IL
  • Bus stops in Lot 4 (Nearest to 22nd Street) by the Section B sign
  • Departs EIU at 3:15 p.m.; Arrives at Oakbrook at 7 p.m.
  • Departs Oakbrook at 4:40 p.m.; Arrives at EIU at 8:30 p.m.
Chicago Ridbge Mall:
444 Chicago Ridge Mall Drive
Chicago Ridge, IL
  • Bus stops in the outer lot north of Sears Auto Service
  • Departs EIU at 3:15 p.m.; Arrives at Chicago Ridge at 6:40 p.m.
  • Departs Chicago Ridge at 5:20 p.m.; Arrives at EIU at 8:30 p.m.
Matteson Holiday Inn:
500 Holiday Plaza Drive
Matteson, IL
  • Bus stops near the center of the north parking lot
  • Departs EIU at 3:15 p.m.; Arrives at Matteson at 6:05 p.m.
  • Departs Matteson at 5:50 p.m.; Arrives at EIU at 8:30 p.m.
  1. University Union (Corner of 7th Street and Grant Ave.)
    • Bus loads from 2:45 - 3 p.m.
  2. Greek Court (Corner of 9th Street and Roosevelt)
    • Bus loads from 3 - 3:15 p.m.

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