TRANSPORTATION AT WARTBURG

SHUTTLES

Wartburg offers shuttle rides to regional airports and bus stations at the beginning and end of longer academic breaks during the school year. The list below shows where shuttles will travel for each break; click here to see a detailed PDF grid of shuttle dates, times and locations; each seat is one-way (purchase both the “departure” and “arrival” seats for a round trip). Click the link below for more details, disclaimers, and to reserve your seat. Email shuttle@wartburg.edu with any questions about the Wartburg shuttle program, visit the Student Life Office, or call Student Life at 319-352-8260.

START OF SCHOOL YEAR: Chicago, Minneapolis, Des Moines, Eastern Iowa stops (see note)

THANKSGIVING BREAK: Eastern Iowa stops (see note)

CHRISTMAS BREAK: Chicago, Minneapolis, Des Moines, Eastern Iowa stops (see note)

WINTER BREAK: Eastern Iowa stops (see note)

TOUR WEEK: Eastern Iowa stops (see note)

END OF SCHOOL YEAR: Chicago, Minneapolis, Des Moines, Eastern Iowa stops (see note)

NOTE: The Eastern Iowa shuttle includes stops at the Waterloo bus station, Waterloo Airport (ALO) and the Eastern Iowa Airport near Cedar Rapids (CID) (Iowa City Megabus is no longer in operation). Other shuttles travel to Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD), Minneapolis International Airport (MSP), and Des Moines International Airport (DSM). Any student is welcome to use the shuttle; seats must be booked at least 30 days before shuttle travel date.

Wartburg College students come from every corner of the United States and the world to study here, and traveling a long distance can be challenging. Wartburg now provides a shuttle service to transport students to nearby airports and bus stations in metro areas before and after breaks. This will help students catch flights and buses and reduce students’ need to have a vehicle on campus. At Wartburg, we are serious about sustainability in addition to serving students. Providing this shuttle service will help our campus reduce the use of fossil fuels and pollution in transportation. Our goals are to serve students by helping them save money in transportation costs and to reduce frustration for families who make long-distance travel arrangements.

UHAULCARSHARE Through UhaulCarShare, two vehicles are available for either an hourly ($4.95 plus 49 cents per mile) or a flat rate ($8.50 for the Scion and $9.50 for the Prius) to members of the college community who meet eligibility requirements. Once you are a member you can reserve cars across the country that are part of the program. Check www.ucarshare.com for locations.

BIKE RENTAL The free Bicycle Rental Program is available through Vogel Library and open to Wartburg students, faculty, and staff. Bicycles can be checked out for 4 hours at a time.

RIDE SHARE Wartburg also offers the Ride Share portal, where students can share travel plans in a safe online forum to save travel costs. Whether you are seeking a ride or a passenger, you can create a post in the Wartburg online Info Center (a passwordprotect site accessible only to the Wartburg community). Once you are on the classifieds page, just select “Rides” to see what is available, or select “create a post” to list your own.