2011-12 Chicago Bus Trips

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2011-12 MUSF Chicago Bus Trips

The Miami University Student Foundation (MUSF) offers a Chicago Bus Trip Service as a convenient, economical, and safe way for students to return home to the Chicago area during official University breaks.  All profits from these bus trips help support the eight, $2,000.00 scholarships that MUSF awards each year to deserving Miami students.

The bus will stop along the Tri-State Tollway (I-80/294/94) at the following locations: the Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis, the Hinsdale Oasis, the O'Hare Oasis, the Lake Forest Oasis, and the McDonald's in Kenosha, WI (12214 75th Street, Kenosha, WI 53142). Please see the Chicago Area Departure Information section below for more details. Pick-up and drop-off at Miami University is in the parking lot on the south side of Cook Field (parking lot is adjacent to Ohio Route 73).


Terms of Purchases

  • The Bus Trip is $120 per round trip ticket.  Space is limited, so please purchase tickets as early as possible to assure a spot on the bus.
  • Only round trip tickets are sold.  No one-way tickets are sold.
  • After your order is processed you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your order.
  • Students riding the bus are responsible for getting to the bus on time.  The buses will not wait for tardy passengers.
  • Bus Trip tickets will be e-mailed (we use the e-mail address given at the time of purchase) one week prior to the departure date.
  • If trips are sold out, you can request to be added to the wait list by completing this form (no longer available).
  • There is a refund/cancellation policy for purchased bus tickets.  Please see the Refund/Cancellation Policy section below.


Purchase Tickets

Fall Break

Thurs., Oct. 13, 2011 - Sun., Oct. 16, 2011


Thanksgiving Break

Tues., Nov. 22, 2011 - Sun., Nov. 27, 2011


Winter Break

Fri., Dec. 16, 2011 - Sun., Jan. 8, 2012


Spring Break
Fri., March 2, 2012 - Sun., March 11, 2012
*Only one bus is offered for Spring Break due to lack of interest*

5:30 PM*


Oxford Departure Information

Estimated arrival times in Chicago are as follows:

Leave south side Cook Field
1:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Leave south side Cook Field
5:30 PM (Eastern Time)



Arrives Chicago (Central Time):

Arrives Chicago (Central Time):

Chicago Southland
Lincoln Oasis: 5:00 PM

Chicago Southland
Lincoln Oasis: 9:30 PM

Hinsdale Oasis: 5:30 PM

Hinsdale Oasis: 10:00 PM

O'Hare Oasis: 6:00 PM

O'Hare Oasis: 10:30 PM

Lake Forest Oasis: 6:30 PM

Lake Forest Oasis: 11:00 PM

McDonald's Kenosha, WI: 7:00 PM

McDonald's Kenosha, WI: 11:30 PM


Chicago Area Departure Information

BOTH busses will leave the McDonald's (12214 75th Street, Kenosha, WI 53142) at Exit 344 off of I-94 at 11:30 am (Central Time) on all return trips to Oxford.  All return times to Oxford are estimates.  Please allow at least one half hour for each subsequent stop.  The busses will leave promptly at the times indicated, so we suggest arriving at your departure location 30 minutes early.  The busses will load on the south/east bound side of the Oases.

Click here if you would like a map of the Tri-State Tollway from the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority.

Leave Kenosha
11:30 AM (Central Time)

McDonald's at Exit 344 on I-94 (US-Hwy 50)

Lake Forest Oasis
12:00 PM (Central Time)

Milepost marker 60: Tri-State Tollway (I-94)

O'Hare Oasis
12:30 PM (Central Time)

Milepost marker 38: Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

Hinsdale Oasis
1:00 PM (Central Time)

Milepost marker 25: Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis
1:30 PM (Central Time)

Milepost marker 1: Tri-State Tollway (I-80/294)

Passengers are estimated to arrive in Oxford at approximately
7:30 PM (Eastern Time).


Refund/Cancellation Policy

Refunds are only given for pre-paid tickets by submitting a request in writing to: musf_bustrips@muohio.edu two weeks prior to the departure date. MUSF will return $80.00 to the purchaser upon the timely completion of a refund request form. A $40 administrative fee will be retained for each refunded ticket. If a refund request is not submitted by the deadline (see dates below), NO refund will be granted.

Refund Request Deadline Dates

Fall Break Bus Trip

Thurs., Sept. 29, 2011 – 5:00pm

Thanksgiving Break Bus Trip

Tues., Nov. 8, 2011 – 5:00pm

Winter Break Bus Trip

Fri., Dec. 2, 2011 – 5:00pm

Spring Break Bus Trip

Fri., Feb. 17, 2012 – 5:00pm


One Way Tickets

No one-way tickets will be sold.

Contact Us

If you have any questions concerning the bus service, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at: musf_bustrips@muohio.edu.

Thank you for your interest in the Chicago Bus Trips Service!