Everything in Wheaton is within walking or biking distance, so there really isn’t any need for public transportation. In fact, the only public transportation used by students is the Metra train and the occasional cab. If you’re worried about getting a ride to the airport, have no fear; the school’s student government offers a shuttle service on various school breaks for a minimal price. Car rentals and pickup services are easy to organize through American Charter Coach and Bill’s Limo Dispatch. The only reason you would ever need public transportation in Wheaton would be for running errands or picking up groceries, but most students get along just fine hitching rides from their friends.
The Metra train network is a great transportation system for Wheaton students that want to get off campus. The train stop at College Avenue, directly across from the College-owned Terrace Apartments, is only about an eight-minute walk from anywhere on campus. For a few dollars, the Metra takes students to downtown Chicago in forty-five minutes. Once in Chicago, if you want to go outside of the Loop, you can use the L-train system. Though intimidating for first-time users, it’s a very efficient system and fairly easy to navigate. If you’re not the best with directions, there are hundreds of taxis that can take you anywhere you want to go. There’s also the bus system, but it’s pretty confusing and extremely slow. Still, many students are satisfied by the many splendors of Chicago that lie within walking distance of the train station.