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Amtrak's Thruway Bus Service

Midwest Connections

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These buses offer connections with many of the trains listed below.

Operated by Greyhound Lines.

Cincinnati - Chicago

  8051            Thruway Bus Number
  Su,Tu           Days of Operation
        miles                          .
  7:30a    0  Dp  Cincinnati, OH  (ET)    
                     Greyhound Station
  2:00p  327  Ar  Chicago, IL     (CT)  
Operated by Greyhound Lines

Chicago - Indianapolis - Louisville

  8250    8252            Thruway Bus Number           8317    8251    8255
  Daily   Daily           Days of Operation            Daily   Daily   Daily
  3:30p            0  Dp  Chicago, IL -    (CT)   Ar          12:40p   3:30p
                            Union Sta.
  8:40p   4:20a  195  Ar  Indianapolis, IN (EST)  Dp   5:40a  10:00a  12:50p   
                            Amtrak Sta.
 11:40a   6:30a  306  Ar  Louisville, KY - (ET)   Dp   3:30a           9:45a
                            Greyhound Sta.                                  

See also the Cardinal schedules for train service on this route.

These buses offer connections with many of the trains listed below.

Operated by Greyhound Lines.

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Chicago - Rockford - Madison

Thruway Bus Number                  8961    8963    8965    8967 
Days of Operation                   Daily   Daily   Daily   Daily
Chicago, IL -  (CT)         0  Dp  10:30a  12:35p   4:45p   8:30p
  Union Sta.
Rockford, IL               75  Ar  12:00n   2:20p   6:50p  10:20p
So. Beloit, IL             92      12:30p   2:40p   7:10p  10:40p
Janesville, WI            105      12:55p   3:05p   7:35p  11:05p
Madison, WI
 Dutchmill Park & Ride    134       1:35p   3:50p   8:20p  11:50p
 Memorial Union, U of WI 140   Ar   1:50p   4:05p   8:35p  12:05a

Madison - Rockford - Chicago

Thruway Bus Number                  8960    8962    8964    8966
Days of Operation                   Daily   Daily   Daily   Daily
Madison, WI -
 Memorial Union, U of WI    0  Dp   5:00a   7:00a  10:00a   2:00p
 Dutchmill Park & Ride      6       5:15a   7:15a  10:15a   2:15p
Janesville, WI             35       6:00a   8:00a  11:00a   2:55p
So. Beloit, IL             48  Dp   6:25a   8:25a  11:25a   3:20p
Rockford, IL               65  Ar   6:50a   8:50a  11:50a   3:45p
Chicago, IL -  (CT)       140  Ar   9:30a  11:15a   2:15p   6:10p
  Union Sta.                                                     

Operated by Van Galder.

The above buses offer connections with many of the following trains:

Motorcoach departures are announced in Chicago Union Station.

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Kansas City, KS - Tulsa, OK - Oklahoma City

  8303            Thruway Bus Number            8304
  Daily           Days of Operation             Daily
Read down                                      Read up
  3/303           Connecting Train              4/304
 12:40a       Dp  Kansas city, MO    (CT)  Ar   5:55a
              Ar  Bartlesville, OK         Ar   1:55a
  5:15a  256  Ar  Tulsa, OK                Dp   1:05a
  5:00a       Dp  Tulsa, OK          (CT)  Ar  12:45a
  6:45a       Ar  Oklahoma City, OK        Dp
W 8:00a       Dp  Oklahoma City, OK        Ar
W 8:10a       Ar  Oklahoma City, OK  (CT)  Dp  11:00p

   821            Connecting Train               822
W -- Because the train station is not open when the bus arrives in 
     Oklahoma City, passengers traveling from Tulsa to Oklahoma City 
     will be taken to the bus terminal to wait comfortably until 8:00 am
     when they will be taken to the Amtrak station.

Connects in Kansas City with the all reserved daily Southwest Chief, trains 3 and 4 and the Ann Rutledge, trains 303 and 304. Connection in Oklahoma City is the Heartland Flyer, trains 821 and 822.

Operated by Jefferson Lines.

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Davenport, IA - Galesburg, IL - Bloomington - Champaign - Indianapolis, IN

  8890    8892            Thruway Bus Number              8893    8895
  Daily   Daily           Days of Operation               Daily   Daily
          4:15p    0  Dp  Davenport, IA -      (CT)  Ar           8:25p
                            Trailways Depot
          4:35p    9      Moline, IL -                            8:05p
                            Quad City Airport               
  1:10p   5:25p   45  Dp  Galesburg, IL -            Ar   1:15p   7:10p
                            Amtrak Sta.                                
  2:10p   6:35p   94      Peoria Airport, IL -           12:25p   6:20p
                            Trailways Depot
  3:00p   7:30p  133      Bloomington-Normal, IL -        ----    5:20p
                            Amtrak Sta.               
  4:10p   8:55p  187      Champaign, IL -                10:15a   4:00p
                            Amtrak Sta.                                     
  4:55p   9:40p  221      Danville, IL  -            Ar   9:20a   3:05p
                            25 N. Franklin St.
  ----  T11:25p  265  Dp  Crawfordsville, IN - (EST) Ar   ----  T 3:25p
                            McDonalds, I74 & US231
  7:20p T12:25a  314  Ar  Indianapolis, IN     (EST) Dp T 8:35a T 2:30p
                            Amtrak Sta.                               
  • Galesburg - Trains 3/4, the Southwest Chief and Trains 5/6, the California Zephyr.
  • Bloomington-Normal - Trains 21/22, the Texas Eagle and Trains 303/304, the Ann Rutledge.
  • Champaign-Urbana - Trains 391/392, the Illini.
  • Indianapolis, Trains 50/51, the Cardinal.
Operated by Burlington Trailways.

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St. Louis - Carbondale

  8359           Thruway Bus Number         8358
  Daily          Days of Operation          Daily

  R316           Kansas City Train          R311
 11:00p   0  Dp  St. Louis, MO   (CT)  Ar   6:00a
  1:00a  84  Ar  Carbondale, IL        Dp   4:00a 

 R58,R59         Connecting Train          R58,R59
                 City of New Orleans

R -- Reservations required on this train.

Operated by Vandalia Bus Company.

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