Getting Here

Arriving by Plane

From O’Hare Airport (ORD) 

Airport Express, a shuttle service, leaves from each terminal and runs regularly to Lake Forest. For departure information and reservations call 312-454-7800. A one-way ticket is approximately $35; round-trip is approximately $70.

From Midway Airport (MDW)

It is least expensive to take Omega Shuttle Service from Midway to O’Hare for approximately $20 and then take Airport Express or American Taxi to the College.  Pick-up at Midway Airport is located at door 3, lower level. For more information call 773-483-6634.

Transportation from O’Hare to Lake Forest College is approximately $35; from Midway it is approximately $65. Prices will vary!

GO Airport Express discount

10% OFF of shared ride service
 
  1.  Reservations can be made directly: Airport Express Reservations
  2.  Reservations can be made on line: www.AirportExpress.com
     Enter your code: “LFC”.
  3.  Reservations can be made by calling: 1-800-284-3826
     Use code: “LFC”. 
     

Arriving by Train

Amtrak trains arrive into Chicago at Union Station.  To reach Lake Forest from Chicago you will need to get to the Ogilvie Transportation Center where the METRA commuter train boards. The Ogilvie Transportation Center is located three long blocks north of Union Station at 500 West Madison Street, at the intersection of Madison and Canal Streets.

There are two commuter lines that run to Lake Forest so be sure to board the Metra Union Pacific North Line. The train runs to and from Chicago 30 times a day. Call the Regional Transportation Hotline at 312-836-7000 for schedule information or visit METRA online. A one-way ticket from Chicago to Lake Forest costs approximately $5.

Arriving by Bus

From the Greyhound Bus Depot in Chicago, take a taxi to the Ogilvie Transportation Center. Follow the above directions.

Forester Shuttle

Did you know the College provides a shuttle service for students?

The Forester Shuttle goes to local shopping and transportation hubs in the evenings Monday through Saturday. Please check the schedule for specific destinations and times.

The Shuttle Bus is managed by Kelly Matuszewski, Department Assistant of the Gates Center. Any questions or comments regarding shuttle services can be directed to her.

If you would like to add your name to a distribution list for the Forester Shuttle information, please email Kelly at matuszewski@lakeforest.edu

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