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Getting to Knox


Office of Admission

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999




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By Car

Galesburg is located on Interstate 74 about 3 hours west of Chicago and 3 hours north of St. Louis. View driving directions from major cities close to Galesburg.

GPS Address Setting: 2 East South Street, Galesburg, IL 61401

Once you arrive, our campus map shows convenient parking areas around campus.

By Air

Galesburg and Knox College are served by two regional airports -- Peoria International Airport (PIA) and Quad City International Airport (MLI) in Moline -- each 40 minutes from the campus with service provided by most major airlines. Shuttle service is available from both airports for students throughout the academic year.

By Train

Galesburg is served by eight Amtrak trains daily -- four eastbound and four westbound -- that operate on both national and regional routes. Amtrak offers a discount for high school juniors and seniors visiting Knox.

  • California Zephyr runs from San Francisco through Reno, Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha, and Galesburg on its way to Chicago.
  • Southwest Chief runs from Los Angeles through Flagstaff, Albuquerque, Topeka, Kansas City, and Galesburg on its way to Chicago.
  • Illinois Zephyr runs from Galesburg to Chicago in the morning and returns to Galesburg in the evening. It also serves Macomb and Quincy.
  • Carl Sandburg runs from Chicago to Galesburg in the morning and returns to Chicago in the evening. It also serves Macomb and Quincy.

You can use Chicago's rail and air routes to get to Knox from anywhere in the world. It's an easy connection to Chicago's Union Station from both O'Hare and Midway airports. Chicago Transit Authority rapid transit trains (the "El") provide frequent service on the Blue Line and Orange Line trains -- just blocks away from Union Station.

From the East Coast and other cities, take Amtrak trains to Chicago and connect to Galesburg. For a complete schedule or to make your Amtrak reservation online, visit the Amtrak website.

Need a rental car or cab? Contact Enterprise Rent-A-Car (located next to the Amtrak depot) or call United American taxi/cab service at 309-341-6161 or 309-342-6161. You may also be interested in the City of Galesburg's public transit system.

By Bus

Galesburg is served by Trailways and Amtrak's Thruway Motorcoach service.

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