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Getting to Knox


Getting to Knox is easy.
We're a convenient drive from most Midwestern states and well-served by Amtrak with eight trains daily -- four eastbound and four westbound. Chicago, just 200 miles to the northeast, and St. Louis, 200 miles south, are major transportation hubs, with air and rail links to almost anywhere in the country and world.

Knox College campus map

Campus Map and Parking

Whether you're a prospective student visiting campus, a new student arriving on campus, or a guest looking for the location of an event, our campus map (PDF) will help you find your way around the Knox College campus. Academic buildings, parking lots, athletic facilities, residence halls, etc. are outlined in detail.

Commencement Campus Map

Commencement Campus Parking Map

This Commencement campus parking map (PDF) will help you find your way to parking on the Knox College campus during Commencement weekend.

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, or fill out the form at right for directions from your address.
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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. Shuttle service is available from both airports for students throughout the academic year. Special arrangements for ground transportation can also be made for international students arriving early for International Student Orientation. Most major airlines service these two airports including:

For those traveling to Galesburg via charter or private planes, you can fly directly into the Galesburg Municipal Airport, where local operations are provided by Jet Air, Inc.

By Train

Galesburg is served by eight daily Amtrak trains operating on four national and regional routes:

  • 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. Also serves Quincy.

  • Carl Sandburg
    Runs from Chicago to Galesburg in the morning and returns to Chicago in the evening. Also serves Quincy.

You can use Chicago's rail and air routes to get to Knox from anywhere in the world. It is 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.