Office of Transportation

Need a ride? We provide transportation support from South Bend, Indiana, and Niles, St. Joseph and south Michigan locations. 

Fall & Winter transport information to/from O'Hare International is provided in the Transportation Services section below. 

Individual Transportation Reservations

Transportation Requests are provided for enrolled Andrews students, current faculty and staff and guests of Andrews University by submitting the appropriate Arrival or Departure Form. We recommend that all transportation to the Andrews campus be scheduled with a final destination of the South Bend International Airport (SBN). We are not able to process Arrival/Departure travel requests from other airports (Detroit, Michigan or Chicago, Illinois) due to distance and expense.
Please review individual request forms for costs and additional information.

Airport, Bus & Train Pickup - Prices have changed, see individual forms for current prices.

Airline, bus or train transportation from the following locations can be scheduled with the Andrews Transporation office by completing the appropriate form. We will confirm your request via email.
Detailed information for the transportation services listed below can be secured by clicking on the transportation service you are interested in using.
All locations carry a one-way charge of $45 per person.

Winter Break transport to O'Hare International Airport Click here

Trip 1:  Andrews University to Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Thursday, December 15th at 4PM EST (Arrival at 5PM CST)
Pick-up: PMC Parking Lot   Cost: $30.00

Trip 2:  Andrews University to Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Friday, December 16th at 5AM EST (Arrival at 6AM CST)
Pick-up: PMC Parking Lot   Cost: $30.00
Trip 3:  Chicago O'Hare International Airport to Andrews University
Sunday, January 8th at 8PM CST
Pick-up: Bus Shuttle Area – Ground Level Door 2 (Across from the Hilton Hotel)   Cost: $30.00
***PLEASE DO NOT BOOK FLIGHTS THAT ARRIVE AFTER 7:30PM CST
Your seat is not reserved until payment is made.
Payments are not refundable or transferable.

How do I get from a Chicago airport to South Bend, Indiana?   

Click on the options below for travel tips from Chicago, Illinois to the South Bend, Indiana International Airport. Cost and detailed information is subject to change. Please secure information from the direct websites provided.

Non-Emergency Student Transportation

Transportaton is provided for enrolled Andrews students to doctor's appointments, Social Security meetings and non-emergency medical needs.  We do not provide transport for personal shopping.  Locations and costs are noted on the form. We ask that all requests be submitted two days before travel is required.
The Transportation office reserves the right to deny transport based on the medical needs or individual situation as our drivers are not trained in emergency or non-emergency care.

 

Vehicle Rentals

Vehicle Request reservations are available to Andrews University departments for Andrews University-use only. We do not rent vehicles for private or non-University useAll vehicle requests require the designated driver to be approved before driving any vehicle in our fleet. Click here for vehicle approval requirements.

We provide the following vehicle types for department use. Vehicles can be rented for part of a day, a full day (8 hours), daily (24 hours) or by the week. See individual request forms for additional information.

Vehicle Request Form  - prices have changed, see individual forms or call the office for more information. 

  • Mini Van (7-passenger, including driver)
  • Large Van (12-passenger, including driver)
  • Minibus (15-passenger, including driver)
  • Pickup Truck
  • Trailer: 4x6, 6x10, 7x14, 7x16, car trailer (detailed trailer info: Click here)

University Class Field Trips

When planning a Class Field Trip that offers course credit, the trip must first be approved by the Andrews Office of Risk Management.  Approval is secured by contacting the office at nave@andrews.edu. Approval should be secured before requesting a quote from the Transportation office. Click here for the Andrews University Travel Policy.
 
Class Field Trip Requirements:
  • Drivers for Class Field Trips and/or commercial vehicles are provided by Andrews University Transportation and need to be factored into the cost of the trip.
  • All students and non-participating faculty/staff going on a Day Trip must fill out the Hold Harmless Agreement, which your department will need to keep on file for three years.
  • All program overnight trips require approval from your dean and administration.
  • Please review current AU Covid-19 policies when planning any Andrews University trips. 

School or Tour Bus Request - see request form for new prices or call the office for a quote.

Please complete all questions on the form and attach a copy of your trip itinerary (if required) and proof of trip approval. Quotes will be provided via email once all the necessary information is submitted.

Transportation Vehicle Capacity

Current Andrews University and/or State of Michigan COVID-19 policies allow 100 percent vehicle capacity with masks.

    Mini Van (7-passenger)—includes driver
    Large Van (12-passenger)—includes driver
    Mini Bus (15-passenger)—includes driver
    School Bus (58-passenger)—includes driver
    Tour Buses (52- and 56-passenger)—includes driver

Telephone 269-471-3519

Transportation Policies

  • To allow Transportation employees to observe Sabbath, personal transport services will not operate each week from one hour before sundown Friday through Sunday at 8 a.m.
  • All reservation forms submitted outside of business hours (Monday–Thursday) will not be acknowledged until the next business day.
  • Requests sent to the department from noon on Friday to Monday at 9 a.m. will be processed when the office opens on Monday at 9 a.m.
  • All fees are charged to a current AU ID or department IDC at the time of the service.
  • All reservations submitted less than two full business days before your travel date will incur the late reservation fee of $25. Requests for Sunday or Monday must be submitted on Thursday before 3 p.m. 

Transportation Office Hours

Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, 9–11:30 a.m.

COVID 19—Testing

The Andrews University Transportation office will provide tranportation to testing sites in Niles and St. Joseph area pharmacies and clinics. We do not provide transportation to South Bend pharmacies and clinics. Transportation request can be arranged by completing the Student Medical Request at least 24 hours before the scheduled appointment time. Testing sites can be found by clicking on the link below.

You can find information on local COVID-19 testing options here.

Andrews University Travel

The highest priority of the Andrews University administration is to help ensure and protect the health and safety of students and employees. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this priority continues to come into sharp focus. As a result, we will continue to create COVID-19 protocols that are informed by the ongoing and changing guidelines from the CDC and state and local public health departments.

Given that context, vaccinated and acquired immunity students and employees are permitted to participate in University-sponsored travel. For example, such persons may engage in approved academic-related travel, such as field trips, class trips, and study tours.  Please review the "Campus Protocols" for up-to-date COVID-19 policies and procedures.   COVID webpage

 

Consider Andrews University Transportation when planning for future academic tours, vacations and travel plans. 

It is never too early to ask for costs, assistance or instructions on how to start planning for your transportation needs. Simply complete the appropriate request form or contact the Office of Transportation for assistance: trans@andrews.edu. We are happy to help.
 
For Fall/Spring or future semester dates, click here for the current Andrews University Academic Calendar.