Getting to Beloit
Through 2016, visitors traveling to and from Beloit on I-90 (Kennedy Expressway and Jane Addams Memorial Tollway) will experience major delays. Speed limits are reduced to 45-mph and traffic may be reduced to a single lane. Visitors coming from central Chicago should budget at least two hours to reach Beloit during non-peak driving times and up to three hours during rush hour. Visitors traveling from far northern and western Chicagoland are encouraged to avoid I-90. Current road conditions can be found at Getting Around Illinois and travel times can be found at Travel Midwest
Beloit is 50 miles south of Madison, 70 miles southwest of Milwaukee, and 100 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. The College is easily accessible from I- 90 and I-43.
Directions from I-90: Take exit 185A and head west. This puts you at the southernmost end of I-43, which becomes Beloit’s Milwaukee Road. After the railroad crossing, follow the left-turn sign for Beloit College and continue on Milwaukee until you get to Chapin Street. Turn right. Go five blocks until you hit College Street, and turn left. Middle College will be in front of you.
Directions from I-43: I-43 becomes Milwaukee Road as you reach the southernmost end. Continue on Milwaukee for approximately 2 miles into the City of Beloit. After the railroad crossing, follow the left-turn sign for Beloit College and continue on Milwaukee Road until you get to Chapin Street. Turn right. Go five blocks until you hit College Street, and turn left. Middle College will be in front of you.
GPS Address Setting: 700 College Street, Beloit, WI 53511
Parking: Visitors are welcome to park in any available space. Street parking most convenient to Middle College (Admissions Office location) and the academic side of campus is open along Chapin Street, College Street, and Bushnell. Admissions visitors will find several reserved spaces in the guest house parking lot located on the left-hand side of Chapin as you approach College Street. There is additional street and lot parking throughout and around campus, most of which is unrestricted. Consult the campus parking map.
With advance notice of your arrival, we can pick you up from the bus stop.
The Coach USA/Van Galder Bus Company also provides several bus services to Beloit:
At Chicago’s O'Hare Airport, buses pick up passengers in both the International Terminal as well as the Bus/Shuttle Center. The bus ride between O'Hare and Beloit is about 70 miles and 1.5 hours.
Bus rides are also available between Midway Airport and Beloit. The trip is longer, though, and service much less frequent.
The Van Galder stop is the McDonalds/ Road Ranger Travel Plaza on the east side of the IL-75 & I-90 interchange in South Beloit, Illinois, approximately 1.75 miles from campus.
We recommend using Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. From O'Hare, it's an easy 70-mile drive to Beloit. O’Hare is also convenient via bus.
You may also consider flying into Milwaukee or Madison airports. No regional bus service runs between Beloit and these cities, so you’d need to arrange your own transportation.