The transportation at Elmhurst is top of the line, yet walking or biking are still the best methods of getting around. The College has a shuttle that goes from the library to the Yorktown Mall and the apartments and runs about every 20 minutes. Since the farthest walk across campus takes only about five minutes, any other short-distance transportation would be pointless.
The long-distance options are limitless. Since the Metra train, which goes into downtown Chicago, is a five-minute walk from the library, students here can literally end up anywhere in the world without getting in a car. O’Hare Airport, the fourth-largest airport in the world, can be accessed off a Metra transfer, and multiple bus services—Greyhound, Megabus—meet in downtown Chicago. You may have to plan your trip beforehand because Chicago does not make transportation simple, but nearly anything you can imagine can be done for a reasonable price. There is no reason to bring a car—it’s a waste of parking permit money.