The Office of Parking and Transportation is the place to purchase parking permits and tailgating permits. You can also find campus parking maps on their website.
Illinois State University's campus is in the twin-city community of Bloomington-Normal near the geographic center of the state, 137 miles southwest of Chicago and 164 miles northeast of St. Louis. Interstate highways 74, 55, and 39, U.S. Route 150, and Illinois Route 9 intersect in Bloomington-Normal, creating a transportation hub. The local airport is served by a number of airlines and rental car agencies.
Bloomington-Normal Public Transit buses run throughout campus and the twin cities, including late-night service on some routes. All city buses are free to university students at all time; just show your university ID card to the driver.
The Amtrak train station is located two blocks east of the University in uptown Normal. Trains run between Normal and Chicago or Saint Louis several times daily, connecting to cities throughout the United States and Canada. In Chicago, the train station is located on Canal and Adams streets, an easy walk from the Art Institute and Millennium Park. Amtrak often runs sales on tickets, and discounts can be as much as 80% (look on the Amtrak website under "hot deals" or "weekly specials.")
Peoria Charter offers multiple buses each day between the Amtrak station and O'Hare and Midway airports.
Central Illinois Regional Airport is a short cab ride from campus and can also be reached during the day by city bus on the Teal J line.