Local Transportation

Van Galder Bus Company

Van Galder Bus Company offers several routes which are advantageous to UW-Whitewater students.  A route from Whitewater to Janesville has been established and is $6 one-way.  Once in Janesville there are connections to East Troy (WI), Madison (WI), Milton (WI), Milwaukee (WI) Muskego (WI),  Chicago (IL), Chicago O'Hare Airport (IL), Chicago Midway Airport (IL), Rockford (IL), and Beloit (IL).

The most common usage of the Van Galder Bus Company is for travel  from the Chicago O'Hare Airport to Whitewater and vice versa.  For this route there is a change of bus in Janesville meaning that a ticket would need to be purchased for the Chicago - Janesville ride and another ticket would need to be purchased for the Janesville-Whitewater ride.

Chicago O'Hare Airport -> Janesville (one-way $29) and then Janesville -> Whitewater (one-way $6)

Tickets for the Van Galder Bus may be purchased online, in person at a depot, or even upon boarding a bus in some instances.  Those waiting to purchase a ticket until they board may be denied due to limited availability.

Link for schedule and ticket purchasing: http://www.coachusa.com/vangalder/


Zimride is the leading provider of online social rideshare and carpool matching systems in North America.  Log on with your UW-W Net ID  at http://www.edu/uc/services/zimride, enter where you would like to go, and Zimride will find compatible matches for you! 


Enterprise cars are available for rent by the hour with a enterprise car share program membership.  Fees include gas and insurance and students may use their international driver's license.  Usage of an international driver's license requires in person validation by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Enterprise representative.  Annual membership is $50.00, cars are $7.50 per hour and prices include fuel and insurance.  Two cars are available in the parking lot near the visitor center. 

*Special Promotion ending April 30*: in lieu of normal rates there is a special promotion on this Enterprise service where the join fee is $1 and cars are $5.00 per hour.

Link for information and reservations: http://www.enterprisecarshare.com/car-sharing/program/uww

Wisconsin Driver's License

Visitors to Wisconsin (at least 16 years of age) who do not plan to establish permanent residency are not required to obtain a Wisconsin driver's license.  However, they must have a valid license from their home jurisdiction to operate a motor vehicle in Wisconsin.  Visitors and students from out of the country who are in Wisconsin for more than twelve months and plan to operate a motor vehicle in Wisconsin, must obtain a Wisconsin license.  Eligibility requirements are the same as for Wisconsin residents.  

For eligibility requirements visit: http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/drivers/apply/drivrlic.htm 

Where to Find Us

Office of Admissions
Roseman Building, Suite 2060
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
809 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

Contact Us

Phone: 262-472-1440
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