Transportation

Location
Peoria, IL
Undergrads
4,632
Tuition
$28,284
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Taking the bus isn't bad. Go with a group of people you know, and bring a two dollars; 1 to get on, 1 to get back.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: I haven't had much experience. I took a 4-hour bus trip once, and it went smoothly.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The city bus system isn't used by many students. There is a charter bus that will bring students to certain areas of Illinois which is helpful for some to go home. Many students think it is ideal to have their own car.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: I am commuter at my campus, so I drive to school every day from my house. I do know that Bradley offers the Safety Cruiser van for all students, especially on weekends. I think it is a great system.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: I have never taken the bus or train home, as I get a ride from friends, but people who have taken the bus home have told me how it takes almost twice the time to get home on the bus.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 693rd
    Best Campus Transit
  • 834th
    Best Car Campuses
  • 1260th
    Most Easily Accessible Town

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Erin Wood
Hometown
Peoria, Ill.
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Peoria has a mass transit system, but most students don't use it or even know it exists. CityLink buses come by campus, but they seem to attract lower-income and older people. The best explanation is that Peoria isn't a college town, so the buses are focused more on Peorians than Bradley students. While the bus system is available, the best plan is to make friends with people who have cars because that's the easiest way to get around Peoria. Walking or biking are the only ways to go on campus because almost everything a student will need is no more than a few blocks away.

However, it's nice to leave campus occasionally for a trip to Walmart, Taco Bell, or the local bars. If a student has no luck making friends who have cars, cabs are quick and accessible. Chipping in with a few people also makes it cheap. While CityLink buses aren't popular, Peoria Charter Coach is convenient for getting out of Peoria. Buses leave from in front of the student center many times a day and go to several long-distance locations, with Chicago being the most popular. The Greater Peoria Regional Airport also gets students out of town—it's a short drive from campus to the airport, so get a cab or find that friend with a car.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Bike
  • Drive
  • Taxi
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
There isn't a shuttle bus service to the airport, so your best bet is to have a friend drive you there or call a cab.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Hilltop Safety Cruiser
(309) 677-2800
Daily 7 p.m.–3 a.m.
Safety escorts
(309) 677-2000
Daily 24 hours
Student Patrol
(309) 677-2800
Thursday–Saturday 7 p.m.–3 a.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

CityLink

If you show your student ID, you can get discounted fare.

(309) 676-4040

(309) 999-3667 reservations

(309) 679-8183 information and registration

2105 NE Jefferson Ave.

www.ridecitylink.org

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Peoria International Airport

This airport is less than 5 miles from campus (a little over a 10-minute drive).

6100 W. Everett McKinley Dirksen Parkway

(309) 697-8272

www.flypia.com

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound

This station is less than 2 miles from campus.

407 SW Adams St.

(309) 672-9000

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

This station is located in the CityLink Transit Center. This is also where the Greyhound station is.

407 SW Adams St.

(800) 872-7245

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 22 responses

  • 27% Nonexistent.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 27% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 32% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 14% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 22 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 14% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 55% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 23% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 9% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 21 responses

  • 5% Very difficult.
  • 29% Fairly difficult.
  • 52% Fairly easy.
  • 14% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 21 responses

Non-applicable
Free
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 20 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 20 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing
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