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Directions & Transportation Options

Macomb Campus

Driving Directions
  • From the Chicago area: travel west on I-88 or I-80. On I-88W, exit #1A to I-74 east to Peoria. On I-80W, exit I-74 east to Peoria. On I-74 east, exit #46A to U.S. 34 west to Galesburg/Monmouth. At Monmouth, travel Highway 67 south, 30 miles to Macomb.
  • From St. Louis and other points south: Travel U.S. 67 north to Macomb through Illinois; OR travel I-70 west or U.S. 40/61 north to U.S. 61 north. At Hannibal, travel U.S. 36 east to I-172/U.S. 336/IL 94 north. At Carthage,travel U.S. 136 east 25 miles to Macomb.
  • From all other locations: check Google Maps.
Amtrak

Amtrak has twice daily round-trip service to and from Chicago’s Union Station and Macomb. The expanded state service, known as the Carl Sandburg route (Trains 381 and 382), and the traditional Illinois Zephyr route (Trains 380 and 383) both reach Macomb.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available nationwide through Amtrak.com, by calling 800-USA-RAIL, or at an authorized travel agent.

Go West Transit

Quad Cities Campus

Located in Moline, Illinois on the banks of the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities campus is served by several major roads (I-88, I-74, and several major state highways), an international airport, bus, and taxi services. For maps and directions, please visit the WIU-QC website.