|Types of Transportation Available to Campus:|
Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, is approximately 75 miles from Valparaiso. Chicago's Midway Airport is approximately 55 miles from Valparaiso, and South Bend's Michiana Regional Airport is about 55 miles from Valparaiso. The Gary/Chicago International Airport is approximately 30 miles from Valparaiso.
AMERICAN LIMOUSINE SERVICE
American Limousine services the Chicago, Gary, and Indianapolis airports.
Serving Northwest Indiana and Chicago's suburbs, the Coach USA bus leaves from a stop in Portage 15 miles northwest of Valpo, running every hour, and travels to and from O'Hare and Midway airports. At the airport, be sure to get on the bus going to Northwest Indiana.
Greyhound has stops in Northwest Indiana, including Gary and Michigan City, with connections to major cities throughout the country.
SOUTH SHORE LINE
With a station 20 minutes away from Valpo in Chesterton, ride the South Shore east to the South Bend airport or west to downtown Chicago where you have same-station access to Chicago METRA trains, and nearby 'L' Train access.
V-LINE TRANSIT SYSTEM
The newest transportation option in the Valparaiso area, the V-Line bus system currently has four routes with stops at locations including the South Shore Line, Valparaiso University, and downtown Valparaiso.
ChicaGo DASH express bus service
operates early morning weekday buses to Chicago with late afternoon return trips to Valparaiso.
|Driving Instructions to Campus:|
Exit at US-30 East in Merrillville. Proceed approximately 12 miles east to Valparaiso. You will see the US-30 entrance to the University on the left (on the north side of US-30), leading towards the Chapel. You may also continue past this entrance and then turn left at the Sturdy Road stoplight at the edge of campus (If you drive past Wal-Mart, you have gone too far). The entrance to the University is 100 yards on the left.
From I-80/90 or I-94:
Exit at IN-49 South in Chesterton. Proceed approximately 8 miles south to Valparaiso, then exit onto US-30 West. Turn right on Sturdy Road (second stoplight). VU's entrance is 100 yards on the left. You may also continue past the stoplight and then turn right into the US-30 entrance.
From O'Hare and Midway Airport
Take I-294 South (Tri-State Tollway) to I-80/90 East, towards Indiana. When I-80 and I-94 split, you can take either highway, I-80 joins I-90 and is a toll road while I-94 remains toll free. In Chesterton, take the Indiana 49-South exit to US-30 West. After passing through the second stoplight, you will see the entrance to campus on your right.
From Midway, take Cicero Avenue south to I-294.
Approximate Driving Times
Chicago 1 hour
Milwaukee 2 hours
Indianapolis 2.5 hours
Toledo 3 hours
Detroit 4 hours
St. Louis 5 hours
Minneapolis 8 hours
Please allow yourself additional traveling time when driving on 80/94 from Chicago due to road construction.