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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Shuttle transportation to and from the Lake Shore Campus and the Water Tower campus is phenomenal. I wish they ran the shuttles on weekends too.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: There are several buses around the area and a red line stop as well. Taxis frequently come through too

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are a lot of different transportation options. To get downtown you can choose from the Loyola Shuttle, the El, or CTA busses which are all very convenient. Also around campus 8 ride is very helpful especially to make you feel safe at night.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: There is a near-24 hour "8-ride" which drives students anywhere within a half mile radius. The tuition also covers free cta bus and train transportation.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: The shuttle bus system is great. There is also a train station right next to the campus as well as a car called 8-ride which can transport you at urgent times you need to get somewhere or get back to your dorm.


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Chicago’s public transportation system is one of the finest in the world. There is almost nowhere in the city that cannot be reached by train or bus. This is good news for Loyola students, for whom taking the train is almost cheaper than walking. For the amazingly low fee of $74 per semester, students get a CTA U-Pass, which gives them the ability to ride any CTA train or bus as often as they like. The handiness of this little plastic card cannot be underestimated: one ride on the CTA normally costs $2. Many students could easily spend more than $74 in a month riding the El back and forth between the University’s two campuses. Many students assert that the U-Pass is the best part about going to Loyola.

Chicago is the hub of transportation throughout the Midwest. O’Hare International Airport has been voted the best in America six years running, and Midway is great for cheaper flights. Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses originating in Chicago travel all over the country. With so many different ways to get out of town, leaving the Windy City is so simple you could almost do it in your sleep.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Catch a bus. Chicago's buses go just about everywhere in the city, and while they're not as timely as the El, they too are covered by the U-Pass program.
  • Chicago is very bike friendly, with some streets having a bike lane running along the side. A beautiful lakefront path allows bikers to quickly move between the LakeShore and Water Tower Campuses.
  • Take the train. Loyola has an El stop within walking distance of campus, and the U-Pass program makes transit incredibly cheap for students.
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride to the airport costs $35-$50.
  • Chicago Transit Authority (888) YOUR-CTA The CTA Orange Line train runs directly to Midway, while the Blue Line will take you to O'Hare.
  • Continental Airport Express (888) 284-3826 This airport shuttle will take you from Lakeshore campus to O'Hare for $39, or to Midway for $49.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Loyola Shuttle Service

(773) 508-2399

Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-12:30 a.m.

8-RIDE Escort Van

(773) 508-RIDE

6:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?


The Metra train is the cheapest way to go between Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Fares vary depending on the distance traveled. There are several stations in Chicago, but most trains originate from Union Station.

(312) 322-6777

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)

Pick up train and bus schedules from the Loyola El Station. Loyola, like many Chicago universities, is part of the U-Pass program, which allows students to ride the El and any Chicago city bus as often as they like for one incredibly low fee, which is applied to their tuition each semester.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

O'Hare International Airport is 15 miles and approximately 30 minutes by car from Loyola's Lake Shore Campus.

(800) 832-6352


MidwayAirport is 20 miles and approximately 32 minutes by car from Loyola's Lake Shore Campus.

(800) 832-6352

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Chicago Greyhound Trailways Bus Terminal

Chicago's Greyhound station is located just west of the Chicago River near Union Station. It can easily be reached from the Clinton stop on the Blue Line El train.

630 W. Harrison St., Chicago

(312) 408-5800

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak Union Station

Chicago's Amtrak trains run out of historic Union Station just west of the Chicago River, blocks from the Quincy stop on the Brown Line El train.

210 S. Canal St, Chicago

(312) 756-0934

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 160 responses

  • 61% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 34% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 4% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 1% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 1% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 159 responses

  • 0% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 2% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 38% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 57% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 3% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 88 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 87 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 87 responses

Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 160 responses

  • 61% Very easy.
  • 37% Fairly easy.
  • 2% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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